$15 – $55

Holy Boulders: The Fifth Testament

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1 Tripps Lane

Pomona, IL 62975

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The Illinois Climbers Association is proud to present "Holy Boulders: The Fifth Testament" on November 4th, 2017. Nestled on a Southern Illinois hillside, the Holy Boulders is a world-class bouldering area offering classic lines of all grades on perfectly textured sandstone. Help us raise the remaining $74,000 to ensure access to future generations while testing your skills on some of the finest boulders in the country.

  • Early Bird Registration is $55 and open through September 29th.

  • Registration after September 29th will be $70.

  • Current ICA Members receive a $10 discount code. Click here to become an ICA Member! Members will receive a email with more information.

Women's Categories
Beginner (V0-V2)
Intermediate (V3-V4)
Advanced (V5-V6)
Elite (V7+)

Men's Categories
Beginner (V0-V2)
Intermediate (V3-V5)
Advanced (V6-V8)
Elite (V9+)

Stonemaster - Ages 40+

Circuitmaster - Most Cumulative Points

Youth - Ages 13 and under

How do I pick my category?
Please choose a category based on whether or not you could complete two previously unclimbed problems (in a given day) of that grade. That will likely put you into the appropriate category. Be honest, we have and will bump sandbaggers.

Friday November 3th
Carbondale with Reel Rock screening and silent auction. Varsity Center for the Arts

Saturday November 4th
7:30am - Registration opens
9am - Competition Begins
3pm - Climbing Ends
4:30 - Awards
After Party to follow

Sunday November 5th
Finish yesterday's projects! Pack out all trash.


Note: While the Holy Boulders is always open to the public, the competition camping, staging area, and awards are held on private property and is only open to the public during the competition.

You can download a waiver at: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_xAxFqcWD-4OGxCRkN4SUVINHM
Please return your signed waiver to holyboulderscomp@gmail.com

What are the camping and parking options?
Parking and camping will be available on site to all competitors and participants Friday and Saturday nights (11/3 & 11/4). Please carpool if you can!

Other Places To Stay:
For information on other lodging options including bed and breakfasts and cabin rentals, please visit: http://www.carbondaletourism.org/categories/stay

Due to space restriction spectators are $15 to join in the fun and walk through the boulders during the compeittion. Please note that climbers always have the right of way.

Bring Extra Cash!
For food, silent auction, raffles and more!

Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you can update your registration. Email holyboulderscomp@gmail.com

No Dogs.

Rain Date
In event of rain or inclimate weather, the competition will be held on Sunday November 5th. If a second rain date is required, competitiors will be notified of the rescheduled date.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email holyboulderscomp@gmail.com with any additional questions!

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