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2024 Rock Candy Classic

The best comp of the year is here.

Registration is now open!

Join us for a day of climbing, community, prizes, drinks, music and more.

Details

Open to all levels: 
The Rock Candy Classic is a blast for climbers of all levels. Whether you're beginner, intermediate or advanced, you'll have a great time on the routes and, because you're only competing with the other climbers in your category, you'll have a good shot at winning some awesome prizes.

Don't know what category to sign up for? Read here for a guide.

Win Rock Candy Prizes: 
We'll have prizes for the top 3 male and female climbers in each category: beginner, intermediate and advanced.

Bounty Boulders:
Top the hardest boulders in the comp and win some cash! We’ll be giving away $1,600 in Bounty Boulder cash prizes. Starting at 2 pm, a new Bounty Boulder will be opened each hour on the hour, until 5 pm, with routes for both men and women. More details here.

Scoring:
Scores will be based on the total of all routes completed. The more you climb, the more you score!

Pricing: 
$20 for members // $30 for non-members.
Spectators are welcome! No registration necessary.

Schedule

12:30 pm
Doors Open
12:50 pm
Competitor meeting
1:00 - 5:30pm
Climbing is open
2-5 pm
Bounty Boulders open
5:30 pm
Climbing closes
6:00 pm
Awards
6:00 - 8:00pm
After-party!
8:00 am
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Location + Parking

677 Carroll St.
Akron, OH 44304

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Highlighted in green is the available parking in our main lot next to the gym, along the street on the right-hand side, and in the lot further down the road.

FAQs

How are the Bounty Boulders gonna work?

Starting at 2 pm, a new Bounty Boulder will be opened each hour on the hour, until 5 pm, with routes for both men and women. We will announce when the boulders are about to open, so you can hand your scorecard to the judge to participate. Participating climbers will be called in random order to make their attempts. $100, $75 and $50 for the first three tops. Only the first 3 to top out will receive the prize. After the top 3 claim the prizes, you're still free to give the boulder a go!

How do I know what category to sign up for?

We have three categories: beginner, intermediate and advanced. If you’re not sure what level you are, we’ll auto-assign you based on your score at the end of the day.

Beginner category:
- Women who typically climb greens, yellows and some pinks
- Men who typically climb yellow, pinks and some purples

Intermediate category:
- Women who typically climb pinks, purples and some blues
- Men who typically climb purples, blues and some oranges

Advanced category:
- Women who typically climb blues, oranges and beyond
- Men who typically climb oranges, grays and beyond
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**We reserve the right to bump a climber from their category based on their performance.

What if I just want to watch?

Come on in! Spectators are welcome and can watch for free. We'll have plenty of seating so you can catch the action, plus snacks and drinks available all day long!

Sign up!