Annual Midwest Climbing Series competition
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Rockfest n' Roll

February 10th, 2024

Theme: Rock n' Roll


General Information

  • Registration: $35 for students & Community.
  • Participants are encouraged to come dressed according to the theme.
  • All entrants are required to sign a liability waiver. If you are under 18 years of age, a parent/guardian must also sign. Waiver will be available at registration. 
  • The competition is open to all: students, and non-students alike! No minimum or maximum age. 
  • A free snack will be available thanks to our local sponsor Subway. 


  • There are three divisions: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. All competitors will be placed into blind divisions.
  • There are two categories for each division: Male and Female.

Beginner Male & Female


Intermed Male & Female


Advanced Male & Female


  • This is a top rope climbing competition. 
  • Each climber is given a score card at registration. 
  • All belaying will be done by staff members. Belayer's will be judging each climb and must sign the score card for a climb to be valid. 



  • Climber must start routes on hold marked with color coordinated strips of tape.
    • One strip = one hand start
    • Two strips = two hand start
  • Finish holds are marked with a color coordinated tape box. Climber must have both hands on the finish and show control (no slapping allowed).
  • For starts, climber must show control on starting holds before moving to the next. For sit starts (indicated on the route's label), climber must start by sitting on the ground. No pushing off the ground with hands or feet. Once the climber has completely left the ground, the climber's attempt has begun. 
  • Climber must only use holds that are designated for that route. Everything else is off limits. Accidentally touching a hold not on your route with your hands or feet is only tolerated if it does not assist in the progress of the climb. This rule is enforced at the belayer's discretion. All-natural holds are on except when specifically stated for a route. All bolt holes on the wall are off. 
  • The climber will be lowered upon falling. The climber then has the option to try the route again immediately or at a later time. The climber may not climb a route more than 2 consecutive times unless there is no one else waiting to climb that rope. The climber may attempt a route as many times as desired. 
  • If a hold spins or moves while you are climbing a route, you will have the option to be lowered and given another chance to climb it without being penalized or you may continue, and it is counted as an attempt.
  • Neither verbal nor nonverbal beta may be given by others while a climber is on the wall. 
  • No loose chalk in the gym. Climbers may use liquid chalk or chalk balls. 



  • The top 3 finishers in the men's and women's advanced division will be selected to participate. 
  • We will have a separate finals route. 
  • If more than one climber falls at the exact same spot, the tie-breaker will be time.

Schedule of Events

10:00-10:45am Registration/Check-In 
10:45-11:00am  Competition Rules and Updates  
11:00-3:00pm  Preliminary Competition
3:00-3:30pm  Results
3:30-4:15pm  Finals Competition (Top 3 finishers in advanced division only)  
4:15-5:00pm  Awards


RockFest will be held at the Stout Adventures Climbing Wall located within the Sports & Fitness Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, WI. The climbing wall is located at the south end of the Sports and Fitness Center.

Stout Adventures
220 13th Avenue East
56 Sports & Fitness Center
Menomonie, WI 54751

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