17th annual ROCKFEST Climbing Competition!

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

  • Join us on Saturday, April 17th, 2018 for our 17th Annual ROCKFEST Climbing Competition! All skill levels are welcome!
  • Participants may register online or in person. Pre-registration is highly encouraged!
  • The registration fee is $30 for UW and U of M students and $35 for community, t-shirts may be purchased for $5.
  • This year’s theme is to be determined. There are three divisions: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. To ensure that the top three finishers in all three adult divisions are accurately represented, all competitors will be placed into blind divisions.
  • There are two categories for each division: Male and Female
  • All entrants are required to sign a liability waiver to climb our wall. If you are under 18 years of age, a parent/guardian must also sign. Waivers will be given to entrants upon arrival.
  • The competition is open to all: students and non-students alike! No minimum or maximum age.


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.
Address: 220 13th Avenue E, Menomonie WI 54751.  A campus map may be found at: The climbing wall is located at the south end of the Sports and Fitness Center.


Schedule of Events

To be announced


  • This competition is open-format.  Open-format means that climbers may climb whenever they are ready.  They must finish all of their climbs within the time allotted.
  • Scoring will be based off of a Flash/red point format.
  • There will be routes set specifically for the competition for each division.  The number of routes per division will be based on the climbing ability of the competition entrants.
  • The Art Wall will have taped routes and the West coast wall will be all Monochromatic routes. Monochromatic means the climber will be following a set of holds that are a single color.
  • 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
  •  A “Route Card” showing the climb information will be posted next to each route.

Other Information

  • ROCKFEST is part of the Wisconsin Indoor Climbing Series (WICS).  Check out the WICS tabs for more information!
  • Showers and locker rooms are available for all entrants.
  • Light snacks will be provided thanks to our sponsors.

Additional Information

Any other questions, comments, or concerns can be directed toward Stout Adventures Coordinator, Houston Taylor. 715-232-5315 or