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We invite you to ASCEND's first Steel Town Throw Down! That's what we're calling ASCEND's climbing competitions. See below to learn more about what's coming up. 


Compete in ONLY ONE of these two competitions.

1) We invite you to compete in our first official USAC Youth Local Bouldering Comp. Format and rules to follow USAC guidelines. PSYCHED!

2) Too old and crusty to compete with the youths? Not to worry - we're taking this opportunity to also hold our first Steel Town Throw Down. Participants will compete in a redpoint format competition, where they'll have 3 hours to accumulate as many points by successfully sending problems with assigned point values. Awards include a $1,000 cash purse being split amongst top male and female finishers in all three categories - Recreational | Intermediate | Advanced - as well as some awesome swag from Organic Climbing, Chakstone Skinworks, and Neon Climbing. Competitors will automatically be placed into a category based on their point total. SUPER-PSYCHED!

COMMUNITY PARTY: After all the climbing is finished, we'll be hosting an after-party with a FREE film screening of Uncharted Lines! Enjoy a few tasty beverages served by our good friends at Harris Grill, replenish all of those calories with some food truck food (TBD), catch up with old friends, and meet some new ones! It'll be the perfect way to end a long day. We'll also be holding an all-day-long 50/50 raffle with proceeds going to one of you and some great non-profit climbing organizations. After-party shenanigans kick off as the Steel Town Throw Down winds down and the film starts promptly at 9p.

  • On Thursday, 10/5, ASCEND will be open as usual, but with limited bouldering.
  • On Friday, 10/6, no bouldering terrain will be available and the whole gym closes at 8p.
  • On Saturday, 10/7, ASCEND will only be open for the two comps, and regular gym operations will resume on Sunday, 10/8.

In the meantime, check out THIS FLYER and spread the good word!

USAC Youth Local Bouldering Comp

Steel Town Throw Down

  • Saturday, October 7th | 4p-7p
  • Check-in at 3p
  • Awards and prizes to follow
  • Note: Must choose only one of these comps. You cannot compete in both.
  • Register HERE
    • $30 per competitor
    • $25 if Basic Member
    • $20 if Premium Member