Boulder Harvest is our annual bouldering competition taking place on October 23rd. After skipping last year’s event, we are more excited than ever to offer this amazing event to our midwest climbing community again. Boulder Harvest is a redpoint bouldering competition ran at our East Village location. It is an amazing event to compete in for all climbers, regardless of ability level. Learn more below.


Boulder Harvest Volunteer Sign Up

These events are only successful with the help of volunteers like you!

This volunteer session is to be a judge for competitors climbing. Judging is easy to learn, and the attached rules video and short judges meeting we will have before you begin will cover all the information you will need to know.

Sign Up to Judge NOW!


What is it? How does it work?

In a Redpoint Bouldering Competition, adult competitors are divided into categories based on ability level. Categories are as follows:

Beginner: VB-V1

Intermediate: V2-V4

Advanced: V5-V7

Open: V8+

  • Competitors are assigned a block of time during which they are allowed to climb. (3-hours)
  • Scores are determined by each competitor’s top five ascents.
  • Youth Sessions will be in a Modified Redpoint Format instead of the Classic Format, explained above.

 


Schedule & Sign Up

afternoon Youth Session:
  • Check-In: 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Rules: 11:45am-12:00pm
  • Climbing: 12:00pm-3:00pm
  • Results: 3:30pm-4:00pm
Evening Adult Session(16+):
  • Check-In: 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Rules: 5:45pm-6:00pm
  • Climbing: 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Results: 9:30pm-10:00pm

Sign up HERE

USAC Youth Sessions

Boulder Harvest is a USA Climbing sanctioned competition for youth competitors. Sign ups will be taken through USA Climbing when they open registration. We will link to that page here once they set it up. We will require everyone entering the gym for the youth competition to wear a mask for the duration of the event.

Format

The Youth Session will be ran in a Modified Redpoint format.


Adult Session Pricing

Early Adult Registration (Through Oct. 11th): $35*

*Early Registration includes FREE competition t-shirt. You must register by midnight on October 11th to guarantee a comp shirt.

Late Adult Registration (Oct. 12th and after): $50

Does not include competition t-shirt


Youth Session Pricing

Early Youth Registration (Through Oct. 11th): $40*

*Early Registration includes FREE competition t-shirt. You must register by midnight on October 11th to guarantee a comp shirt.

Late Youth Registration (Oct. 12th and after): $50

Does not include competition t-shirt


Location

Climb Iowa East Village

150 East 4th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309