We’ve been selected as the host gym for an upcoming USAC Youth Bouldering Qualifying Event on Saturday, October 14th. This is a great opportunity to watch some of the strongest youth climbers in the region compete for a spot at USAC regionals. Come check it out, or even better yet, sign up to volunteer! It's a great day of climbing and a great preview into the future of our sport! Full details about schedule, closures, volunteering, and competition registration are listed below.
July 26, 2023 - August 23, 2023
Our Summer Bouldering League is back and better than ever! This league is all about fun, climbing, and community with a healthy dose of competition!
Climbers 16 and older of all abilities are invited to get in on the action. Competition isn't for you, you say? We disagree. New for this year: league scoring is based on a relative grade limit for each climber so you can score as many points for climbing V2 as you can for V10.
How does it work? Each week, you'll attempt the fresh set, log your sends, and rack up points for your team. The top 5 boulders you complete will make up your score. New for this year: We're ditching the paper score sheets for the KAYA mobile app to make keeping score easier and allow anyone who can't make it on Wednesdays to log sends whenever they come in for their session (more on that below).
When is the League?
- Week 1: July 26
- Week 2: August 2
- Week 3: August 9
- Week 4: August 16
- Finals & After Party: August 23
New League boulders will premier once a week. League members will get first access to the League boulders each Wednesday from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm during live competition. We're also throwing down some fun challenges during the weekly league night where you can earn points for bringing the energy and stoke. New for this year: If you can’t make the League nights, don’t sweat it! You'll have 7 days to continue trying the League boulders at your convenience. However, you must be present at the week 5 finals to compete. We're handing out awards and prizes during the after party and sends logged after August 23 will not be counted.
On August 23rd, we're throwing an after party with food, drinks, and the awards ceremony. The winners will get awesome prizes, fame, glory, and bragging rights until the next League! We'll also give out awards for the most stoke points earned throughout the competition.
How are teams decided? New for this year, create your own teams! Collect your crew and create a team of up to 3 climbers. You can also join us as a free agent and we'll help you find a team during the first week of competition.
How does the new scoring work? When you register in the KAYA app, you’ll be asked for your current max V-grade (the highest grade you can regularly complete in a single climbing session). Your points are then derived from that baseline.
Example: If you sign up as a V3 climber and you climb a V3, you receive 100 points. If you climb a V2, you receive 90 points. if you climb V4, you receive 110 points.
With this Relative Scoring System, any climber who climbs a boulder that is the same grade as their Max V-Grade will receive 100 points. This allows climbers of all abilities to earn points in equal measure for their team and helps us create a league where everyone can get in on the fun and be rewarded by showing up and trying hard. Our table only goes to two grades above your current Max V-Grade to discourage sandbagging. If you get stronger during the competition, (and we hope you do!) just email email@example.com or find him at the beginning of any league session to update your Max V-Grade.
How do I sign up?
- Sign up below or at the front desk. Don't forget to let us know your shirt size!
- Download the KAYA app and set up your account.
- Follow Whetstone Climbing in the app.
- Sign up for Whetstone Summer Bouldering League using the link in the signup confirmation email.
You’ll be asked to create a team or join a team if a teammate has already signed up and created the team. If you don’t have a team, you can sign up as a free agent and we’ll find a team for you!
- $39 for Members (EFT, Annual Prepaid, and Summer Pass holders)
- $69 for Non-members
- League registration closes 7/26 (the first night of competition)
- All participants get a Summer Bouldering League t-shirt or tank top!
March 11, 2023
The Battleship Bounty, Whetstone's elite-level bouldering comp, is back for a third year and we're going bigger than ever!
Buckle up, These boulders won’t be for the faint of heart. If you crush V6 for breakfast and want to tackle double-digit problems for a piece of the $10K purse, you’ll love what we have in store for you; Register below.
Want to come watch the action? Come grab some food-truck grub and a frosty beverage from The Bivy (21+ of course) and check out the finals under the lights! Admission to the finals for competitors and Whetstone members is free. Admission fee for non-members is $5.
March 25, 2023
We’ve been selected as the host gym for an upcoming USAC Youth Top Rope / Lead event on March 25th. This is a great opportunity to watch some of the strongest youth climbers in the region compete for a spot at USAC regionals. Come check it out, or even better yet, sign up to volunteer! It's a great day of climbing and a great preview into the future of our sport!
September 24, 2022 5pm
Your favorite fun and friendly community comp is back! Throne Of The Stone is all about building community through competition. We’ll have 20 routes and 20 boulders. Climb your arms off, rack up as many points as you can, and claim your throne! There will be routes and boulders for all ages and abilities and every competitor gets a free raffle ticket and a drink on the house! We’ll have tasty food, rockin’ tunes, and at the end of the night, we raffle off tons of prizes, so everyone gets in on the action. Sign up today!
5PM: Pre-registration begins / belay safety check or lead test
5:45PM: Pre-registration ends
6PM: Rules meeting with the setters
6:10PM: Competition begin
9:10PM: Competition ends
Enjoy food and drink at The Bivy and get your tickets ready for the raffle!
Put your skills to the test against the rest of the Whetstone community and sign up for Summer League! We're doing things a little differently this year by hosting both rope and boulder competition categories. League night will happen each Wednesday at 6:00 pm and we'll alternate between ropes and boulders each week so you can compete in both!
Summer leagues are for everyone from beginners to experts. We'll create evenly balanced teams after the first night's session.
- Ages 16+
- League registration closes 6/22
- All participants get a Whetstone Summer League t-shirt or tank top!
February 19, 2022 - February 20, 2022
We're honored to have been selected to host the USA Climbing Division 4 Youth Bouldering Championship last weekend. The future of climbing for Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, the majority of Kansas and Northern Texas battled it out here at Whetstone and the competition was incredible. If you'd like to see the full results, just click below. To everyone that's moving on to Nationals, Congratulations, good luck, and remember to have some fun!
January 29, 2022
The Battleship Bounty, Whetstone's elite-level bouldering comp, is back and bigger than ever! This all-day event will kick off our third anniversary weekend and it's guaranteed to be one heck of a show. We’re turning the setting team loose with over 200 brand new holds from Kilter and letting their imagination run wild. Buckle up, These boulders won’t be for the faint of heart. If you crush V6 for breakfast and want to tackle double-digit problems for a piece of the $5K purse, you’ll love what we have in store for you. Want to come watch the action? Come grab some food-truck grub and a frosty beverage from The Bivy (21+ of course) and check out the finals under the lights! Admission is free to everyone. You won't want to miss it.
October 23, 2021 6pm
It's baaaack! The Throne of the Stone Climbing Competition Series!
Come compete in a fun and friendly community environment! We'll have some sweet prizes for the top scores and each competitor will be entered in a raffle. Sign up below and we’ll even throw in one free beer! Get the highest score to claim your throne!
November 15, 2019 6pm
We are happy to announce our first edition of the Throne of the Stone Climbing Competition Series!
20 BOULDERS | 20 ROUTES | 3 HOURS
Get the highest score to claim your throne!
Come compete in a fun and friendly community environment! Sign up below and we’ll even throw in one free beer!
Youth, Adult, and Masters categories
Members : $15 | Non-members : $25 | Kids 13 & under : $10
6:00 – 9:00 pm
In an effort to keep the community safe, Throne Of The Stone 2019 is cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. Thank you for understanding.