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Spring '24 Crosstown Bouldering League

The Crosstown Bouldering League is back! Grab your crew, rep your gym, and battle it out to be crowned one of the 5 Crosstown Champs in each category!

6 Week Season: March 25 - May 2

FA Membership required | 18 & Up

Registration fee includes 6 weeks of League action, a league shirt, an invite to the League after party, and a chance to win great prizes and raffles from FA and our partners!

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Not a member? Join with a League registration and we’ll waive your enrollment fee! Learn more about our memberships here.

League Format

  • 6 Week Season Starting the week of 3/25. 5 Week Regular Season + Team Onsight Finals
  • Teams of 3 – Sign up as a full team or a pair/solo and we’ll place you on a team
  • Climb in person 6-11pm Mondays at Block 37, Tuesdays at Uptown, and Thursdays at Humboldt Park
    • Sign up to rep your home gym – but climb at any FA Bouldering location during the above league times
    • Climbers can climb at one, two, or all three league nights each week from 6-11pm. Most folks climb for 2-3 hours during league.
  • Two Categories – Select a category based on the grade you can typically send in 1-2 sessions
    • Intermediate: Up to V5
    • Open Category: V6 and Up – No lower grade limit on climbs you can score

Scoring Details

  • Climbs included in the league will be assigned a point value based on their grade with an available flash bonus
  • Individual Score:
    • Intermediate – Top 6 climbs / week, Open – Top 5 climbs / week
    • Score up to 2 climbs outside of your home gym each week
  • Team Score: The sum of all 3 individual scores + any team bonus points
  • Weeks 1-5 Regular Season: Team Scores accumulate weeks 1-5
  • Week 6 Team Onsight Finals:
    • Intermediate: The top teams at each gym after week 5 will advance to finals taking place at each gym during their regular league night. Teams that advance to finals must compete at their home gym
    • Open: The top teams at each gym will compete in a combined finals at Humboldt Park on Thursday 5/2

Crosstown Champs: The top 5 teams in each category (across all 3 gyms) will be crowned as the Crosstown Champs, taking home bragging rights and … prizes!

The Crosstown Cup: The winning gym will be engraved on the Crosstown Cup to be cemented in the prestigious chronicles of League History. Humboldt took the trophy back last season after a brief stint at Block 37. But Uptown put up a custom built hang board rig to give their league climbers an edge! Will the Trophy stay at HP or will it migrate North?

Absence Policy: Going to miss a night? Climbers will be able to climb during another league night or have another climber sub in for them.

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