Join us on April 24th for the second annual Cullowhee Rock & Rumble Fest. This intercollegiate bouldering contest will be held at the Campus Recreation Center on Base Camp Cullowhee's climbing wall. Events start at 10:00am and will conclude at with an awards ceremony at Illusions at 5:00pm. This competition is open to current college students from across the Southeast and competietiors may compete in either the men or women division in Recreational (V0 to V2-), Intermediate (V2 to V4-), Advanced (V4 to V6), or Open (V7+). Prizes will be awarded to top finisher in each category and division. With an anticipated fifty plus problems ranging from V0 to V9, we hope to offer challenges for all skill levels. Ealry bird registration ($25 + event t shirt) concludes on April 14th, after that and including the day of the event will cost $35 and doesn't include the t shirt so sign up early! Space is limited to 40 competitiors.
The Cullowhee Rock & Rumble competition will be part of their Collegiate Climbing
Series and will serve as the Appalachain Regional Finals venue.USA Climbing will conduct its Collegiate Climbing
Series in six regions across the nation with 30 competitions. Competitors in this
series must be currently enrolled in an accredited academic institution.
To compete in the Cullowhee Rock & Rumble Fest you are not required to be registered with the CCS, but do have to be a current student at a college or university!
Strictly a bouldering event, the Cullowhee Rock & Rumble Fest will follow the traditional
red-point format. Every problem is a sit-start unless otherwise stated. Natural features
are on unless otherwise stated. Points will be awarded based on completion of the
problem and may be considered complete only when the final hold is weighted and controlled
with two hands.
Once a problem has been completed, initials from two withnesses or one event judge will be required for verification. Competitiors will have at least three hours to climb during which they may climb as many problems as desired. Only the five highest scoreing problems will be tallied. Categories must be declared in the registration process but three flashes will result in placement in the next highest category. Scores will be based on the problem's difficulty, i.e. V0= 0-99 points, V1 = 100-199 points and so on.
The Southeastern Climbing Coalition
Last year, through the generous donations of our sponsors and the efforts of the WCU Climbing Team, The Cullowhee Rock & Rumble was able to raise $425 for charity. This year we are excited to bring back the silent auction and plan on offering the proceeds to the Southeastern Climbers Coalition. Members of the climbing team will seek donations again this year from both area and national sponsors for this worthy cause.
The Southeastern Climbers Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving climbing access in the Southeast. Started in 1993 when a group of climbers banded together to help out with ongoing access issues at Sunset Rock, atop Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The group had positive results from the start and went on to sponsor cleanups and trail days of climbing areas, raise money to purchase land and to keep climbing areas open for future generations. SCC volunteers are climbers from Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina and the Ozarks who have joined forces to resolve local climbing access issues. The Southeastern Climbers Coalition aims to provide an ongoing means for climbers throughout the area to come together and respond effectively to access threats to crags, as well as the impacts of increasing use.
Registration and Information
- April 17th Georgia Southern University
- April 24th Western Carolina University
Help us pass on the word!