The Battle is Back for a 4th year November 4, 2023 

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 comp day for normal operations, but anyone can come spectate the event! We will have food trucks, a vendor village, beer, drawing giveaways, and the chance to watch your friends and favorite elite climbers compete! All beer ticket sales and drawing ticket sales are being donated to the Northern Colorado Climbers Coalition to support our local climbing community.

Open Categories

12.6k Cash Purse
Male | Female
Early Bird Pricing:
Members: $65
Non-members: $75

Citizens Categories

10k in Gear Prizes
Male | Female | Non-binary
Beginner (V0-V2)
Intermediate (V3-V5)
Advanced (V6-V8)
Early Bird Pricing:
Members: $55
Non-members: $65



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 150 competitors | Register Early!

Open Round

Our open round is for our elite/pro level athletes, or anyone who is comfortable climbing V7+. 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+)! The top 10 competitors will receive a cash prize.

Maximum 100 competitors | Register Early!

Event Schedule

7:30 AM | Open Qualifiers Check-in Opens

8:30 - 11:30 AM | Open Qualifiers Round 

1:30 PM | Citizens Round Check-in Opens

2:30 - 5:30 PM | Citizens Round

5:30 - 7:00 PM | Intermission Games, Raffle, Vendor Village

7:00 PM | Citizens Round Awards

7:30 PM | Open Finals

10:00 PM | Gym Close/Event End





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

1st - 10th in the male and female divisions will win cash prizes:
1st | $2500
2nd | $1500
3rd | $1000
4th | $500
5th | $250
6th | $150
7th - 10th | $100

Title Sponsor: Mansouri Real Estate

Other Cash Purse Sponsors: Colorado In Motion, Treecraft Design-Build, UpSlope Physical Therapy & Performance, Second Wind Sports

Prize Sponsors: SCARPA, Black Diamond, Tenaya, Trango, Tension, Rhino Skin Solutions, C.A.M.P., ONCRUX, Friction Labs, Friendly Foot, EDELRID, Asana, MONOPKT

Competitor Swag Bag Sponsors: Kate's Real Foods, Guayaki Yerba Mate, Pine Print Shop


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!

    Title Sponsor

    Additional Cash Purse Sponsors

    Drink & Food Sponsors

    Food Trucks

    Vegan options available at both trucks!


    Past Competitions

    Check out the results and photos from all of our past competitions!

    Ascent Climbing Combine

    2019 Results

    Fundraiser Comps

    Sweater Weather Sender