Battleship Bounty 2023

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.

Competitor Details

Registration fee: $75. Each competitor will get:

  • A Battleship Bounty competitor t-shirt (must register by 2/15)
  • Swag from our incredible partners
  • Free drinks on the house during finals

Finalist Winnings

Finalists in both the men's and women's divisions will receive:

  • 1st place: $2,500
  • 2nd place: $1,250
  • 3rd place: $650
  • 4th place: $300
  • 5th place: $200
  • 6th place: $100

Qualifying Round

  • Competitor check-in: 8:00 am
  • Qualifying round: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • The qualifying round consists of 20 boulders. The top 5 will count as your final score for finals.
  • Unlimited attempts for each problem
  • No score deduction for attempts, no flash bonus
  • Qualifying round is peer-judged. You'll need initials from two witnesses to validate your results.
  • Finalists announced via text message between 1:30 and 2:00 pm


  • Women check-in at 5:00 pm
  • Women's finals will begin at 6:00 pm
  • Men check in at 6:00 pm
  • Men's finals begin at 7:00 pm
  • Competitors will not be allowed to preview the boulders
  • The Finals will consist of 4 boulders that will contain zones and tops
  • Award ceremony will follow at 8:30 pm