Comp Rules & Past Results Below

The Boulder Shack Mega Series was devised over many tea breaks here at the Shack and has a large focus on fun and inclusivity.  Running over 12 months, the Series allows for novice climbers and experienced crushers alike to compete together on between 25 and 45 brand new routes each night.  There is a competition round held about every two months.

This fun and inclusive competition series does also finish in a grand final. In true Boulder Shack style, we bring in live music, DJ’s and games around the centre to make this an exciting event for competitors and spectators. The 6 finalists in each age/gender category are selected by taking your best three scores from the preliminary rounds.

Competition Dates:

Next Round

  • Monday 4th July – Tuesday 12th July

Details for forthcoming rounds coming soon

Grand Final

  • Saturday 3rd December

You may arrive early on a comp day/evening to view the routes.

Each category is split by gender and age

Fair & Simple Format / Rules

Each category is split by gender and age as follows;

  • Under 12’s (mixed gender)
  • 13-16 Female.
  • 13 – 16 Male.
  • 17+ Female.
  • 17+ Male.
  • 45+ Mixed Gender
Check the individual rounds above to see which of these two formats it will have. It will either be on a single night or over a week. The exact times will be published above in the preceding month of each round.

All rounds will follow the same scoring format:

  • This will be a self-scoring comp based on honesty. Please mark your score on the form which is purchased from reception, then get a second person to confirm your score.
  • Start on marked holds, one hand per pink tag. Feet must be off the floor before your hands move.
  • Finish holds will also be marked with pink tags. You must touch/hold the finish hold with both hands in control.
  • Brushing is allowed however climbing on comp holds to test and feel is not permitted.
  • Depending on covid regulations and when the round finishes we may meet in the café for raffle draw and medal presentations at 9:30pm.

Age categories for finals are the same as the preliminary rounds.

  • This will be based on your age as of the 14th of March 2022.
  • If you wish to be entered into the older age category (i.e.. You are 16 and wish to compete in the 17+ age category), please inform reception.
  • Finals will be held on Saturday 3rd December 2022.
  • To qualify for the finals you must have entered at least 3 competitions.

Grand Final Rules and Format:

  • The 6 highest scoring competitors from each age category from the preliminary rounds will be invited to compete in the final.
  • All competitors will try one route before moving onto the next route.
  • Only 1 climber will be on the matts to try the route.
  • Each climber will have 4 minutes to complete the route.
  • The person with the lowest number of attempts to finish a route will be the winner, followed by second and third.
  • If there is a tie, judges will use “count back” to see how many attempts each competitor took to reach the “bonus hold” on each route.
  • The younger age categories will compete first, leading up to finish with the adults climbing together.

All entrants, both junior and adults must be registered Boulder Shack climbers. Depending on your experience you may be able to register for free on the evening of a competition. Please read our information on how to register at Boulder Shack Climbing Gym here.

Past Results