Battle for the Fort Returns


Battle for the Fort Returns

Saturday, October 15th | All Day

We are stoked to bring back Battle for the Fort for the first time since 2018!

What is Battle for the Fort?

Battle for the Fort is one of Colorado's premiere bouldering competitions, where anyone can win big! The competition is open to competitors of all levels, from beginners to elite/pro level athletes. Come show off your skills, compete for a sweet pool of prizes, and hang out with the best climbing community in town!

We will be closed all day on Saturday, October 15th, for normal operations, but anyone can come spectate the event for free! We will have food trucks, a vendor village, beer, drawing giveaways, and the chance to watch your friends and favorite elite climbers compete!

Registration is Open!

Open Categories

6k Cash Purse
Male | Female
Members: $60
Non-members: $70

Citizens Categories

6k Gear Prizes
Male | Female | Non-binary
Beginner (V0-V2)
Intermediate (V3-V5)
Advanced (V6-V8)
Members: $50
Non-members: $60



Citizens Round

Our citizens round is open to all climbing experience levels! The top 3 male, female, and non-binary competitors in each category will win awesome prizes from our sponsors. Registration includes competitor swag, a competition shirt, one raffle ticket and one beer ticket (21+)!

Beginner: V0-V2 | Male, Female, Non-binary
Intermediate: V3-V5 | Male, Female, Non-binary
Advanced: V6-V8 | Male, Female, Non-binary
Maximum 175 competitors | Register Early!

Open Round

Our open round is for our elite/pro level athletes, or anyone who is comfortable climbing V8+. The top 6 competitors from each gender division will advance to finals at 7 PM to compete for cash prizes. Registration includes competitor swag, a competition shirt, one raffle ticket, and one beer ticket (21+)!

Maximum 80 competitors | Register Early!

Climbing Schedule

8:30 AM - 11:30 PM | Open Qualifiers
11:30-2:30 PM | Reset for Citizens Round
2:30 - 5:30 PM | Citizens Round
5:30-7:30 PM | Reset for Finals
7:30 - 9 PM | Open Round Finals

Event Schedule

2:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Food Trucks
2:00 - 7:30 PM | Vendor Village, Live Music
5:30 - 9:30 PM | Beer
5:30 - 6:30 PM | Intermission Games & Contests
6:30 - 7:30 PM | Citizens Round Awards & Drawing Prizes
9:30 PM | Open Round Awards




Top 3 male, female, and non-binary competitors in each category will win gear prizes from our sponsors.

Open: 1st - 6th in the male and female divisions will win cash prizes:
1st | $1400
2nd | $700
3rd | $400
4th | $250
5th | $150
6th | $100

Title Sponsors: Kilter, Odell Brewing, Tension & Colorado In Motion

Prize Sponsors: Black Diamond, Tension, Rhino, Friendly Foot, Friction Labs, Rowdy Mermaid, Guayaki, Metolius, Pine Print Shop, Choss Climbing, La Sportiva, Petzl, Edelrid


1I am not sure what category to compete in. What if I choose the wrong category?
Choose the category that best fits your typical climbing grades. If you climb 2+ above your category grades, you will be bumped to compete in the above category.
2What is the format for the citizens round?
Classic Redpoint:
You will be scored on your top 5 climbs that you top during the 3 hour citizens round.
It only counts if you climb from start hold (either matching or if specified, a dual start) to controlling the finish hold (finish holds must be matched and controlled, meaning staying on the hold for at least 3 seconds).
3What is the format for open qualis and finals?
Qualis: Modified Redpoint
  • 8 boulders per gender
  • Judge scored
  • Single-zone and Top
  • Attempts count
  • Finals: Onsight
  • 3 boulders per gender
  • 4 minutes on each boulder
  • 4Can I drink and climb?
    No, you cannot climb after you drink.
    5Is there a fee to spectate the event?
    No, spectating Battle for the Fort is completely free! We will have beer and food to purchase, a vendor village, drawing giveaways, and games. Bring your friends and family!





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