The Rumble is an annual bouldering competition held each spring.

Climbers of all skill levels come from near and far to battle it out for

glory and fame in this test of climbing prowess. 

The Rumble 2019, our 3rd Annual Bouldering competition,

will officially kick off on APRIL 13th, 2019. 

                    Sign up BEFORE APRIL 1ST:

                    $30 members

                    $40 non-members

                    Sign up AFTER APRIL 1ST:

                    $35 members

                    $45 non-members

Rumble 2019 T-shirts/Tanks are available to those who sign up BEFORE APRIL 1ST. Tshirts/Tanks are an additional $10.

Spectators are welcome and permitted to enter the facility free of charge! We ask that all spectators and non-participants stay off the mats and walls. 

Rocky Top is offering a $1000 cash purse to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in Men's and Women's Open category this year. Prize packages from our sponsors will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in all Men's, Women's and Youth categories. 

If you don't place in your category, there's still a chance to win some loot! Rocky Top will be raffling off prizes from sponsors like Organic Climbing, Sterling Rope, and FrictionLabs, as well as Rocky Top gear and membership! 

Competitor Categories:

Choose your category based on if you can climb 2 previously unclimbed problems of a given grade in a day. Rocky Top reserves the right to "bump" any competitor into a higher category if their score reflects they should belong there. 

Men's:                                     Women's:                              Youth:

Beginner: V0 - V2                      Beginner: V0 - V2                    Ages 8 - 14

Intermediate: V3 - V5                  Intermediate: V3 - V4

Advanced: V6 - V7                    Advanced: V5 - V6

Open: V8+                              Open: V7+


Scores will be calculated by adding the totals a competitors top 5 climbs. Each problem is given a specific numerical point value. Points are awarded for "sending" or fully completing a problem, with two handed control of the start and finish holds without falling. There are no partial points awarded for highpoint. Attempts taken on a problem does not factor into your score. Each competitor will be given a scorecard to complete as they climb throughout the competition. Ties will be broken by adding a competitors next highest valued problem to their scoresheet, so record each problem you complete! 

day of Schedule:

12pm: Registration and Check In

12:50pm: Mandatory Competitor Rules and Regulations Meeting  

1pm - 4pm: Citizens Comp and Open Qualifying Round

4pm - 6pm: Intermission

5:30 pm: Awards for Youth category

6pm: Open Finals and Beginner - Open Awards, Raffle Drawing

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the rumble 2017

the rumble 2018

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the rumble 2019