$15 – $75

Holy Boulders: The Final 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 Final Testament" on November 2nd, 2019. The ICA is hopeful that we will raise enough money from the competition to finish repayment of our loan to the Access Fund for the Holy Boulders property in 2019. 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 $40,674.93 to ensure access to future generations while testing your skills on some of the finest boulders in the country. Competitor registration includes entry to the Reel Rock Film!

  • Early Bird Registration is $60 and open through September 30th.

  • Registration after September 30th will be $75.

  • Spectators Tickets are $15.

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

Your competitor registration includes:

Entrance to the Reel Rock Film at The Varsity Center

418 S Illinois Ave. Carbondale, IL 62901

Entrance to Holy Boulders: The Final Testament


After Party with the Swamp Tigers

Competitor tee-shirt

HB Final Testament hooded sweatshirts are available through pre-order only. Please order yours when purchasing your ticket. Hooded sweatshirts WILL NOT be available at the comp.

Spectators Tickets:

Entrace to Holy Boulders comp for spectating only

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 1st
Carbondale with Reel Rock screening and silent auction at TBD (INCLUDED IN COMPETITOR TICKET PRICE):

Carbondale, IL 62901

5:30pm Doors Open

7:00pm Reel Rock Film Begins

Saturday November 2nd

7:30am - Registration opens

9am - Competition Begins

3pm - Climbing Ends

4:30 - Awards

After Party to follow with the Little Egypt String Band

Sunday November 3rd
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 (11/1 & 11/2). 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 competition. Please note that climbers always have the right of way and ONLY COMPETITORS CAN CLIMB during compettion hours!

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 3rd. If a second rain date is required, competitors will be notified of the rescheduled date.

Is this the last Holy Boulders Competition?

NO! It is hopefully the last year we will need to raise money for the Holy Boulders loan but the competition will go on!

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



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