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Climbing Competitions

The Shredding One-Day Top-Rope Competition

The Shredding One-Day Top-Rope Competition takes place in November. Over 20 new top-rope routes are set, ranging from 5.6 to 5.11d.

The Ruckus One-Day Bouldering Competition

The Ruckus One-Day Bouldering Competition happens every April.  Compete on over 25 brand-new boulder problems put up just for this competition, ranging from V0-V7.

Competition Details & Scoring

Skill Categories:

Whether you love climbing or barely climb at all, this competition is a fun way to gather the community and have some friendly competition. There are skill categories for all levels; refer to this chart to see where you fit in:

Recreational (Rec)

If you have never climbed a V3 or above

If you have never climbed a 5.10a or above

Intermediate (Int)

If you have never climbed a V5 or above

If you have never climbed a 5.11a or above

Advanced (Adv)

If you have climbed at least one V5 or above

If you have climbed at least one 5.11a or above

Men’s and Women’s categories for all levels.

Format & Scoring:

Each route has an allotted point value; the harder the route, the more points you receive. The more attempts you make on a route, the less points you will receive. But keep in mind, each route has a base limit of point value, so no matter how many attempts you make on a route, you will only have point reductions down to the base value. You also can only score each route once, so once you complete the route, move onto the next one. See the score sheet of the point allocation down below for more details.

The Ruckus One-Day Bouldering Event in April will be scored upon your top 4 boulder problems of the night. The boulder problems available for climbing during this competition will be 25+ brand new routes set specifically for this competition. The routes will be numbered 1 through 25, which will be seen on the scoresheet upon arrival. There will also be an awesome bonus challenge to get you a few extra points for this one-day event.

Point Allocation:

Bouldering (Point Allocation):

  Attempt 1 Attempt 2 Attempt 3 Attempt 4 Attempt 5+
V0 200 195 190 185 180
V1 300 295 290 285 280
V2 400 395 390 385 380
V3 500 495 490 485 480
V4 600 595 590 585 580
V5 700 695 690 685 680
V6 800 795 790 785 780
V7 900 895 890 885 880


Everyone who participated in the event will have a chance to win some of the sweet prizes! Please check out the sponsors’ websites and their social media pages on OUR social media pages to learn more.

Additional Information:

If you have other questions please feel free to contact us:

Phone: (530) 898–5867

Or come visit us at the WREC climbing gym.

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WREC Hours of Operation

The Wildcat Recreation Center (WREC)  is open  by reservation only.


WREC by reservation:
MONDAY – THURSDAY: 12pm – 6pm

Pool by reservation:
MONDAY – THURSDAY: 12pm – 6pm

AO Equipment Room
Equipment available to rent for personal outdoor adventure. Rental info here.

Contact Us

Phone: (530) 898-4444


Between 1st & 2nd on Cherry St.
CSU, Chico • Chico, CA 95929


Associated Students WREC 767
California State University, Chico
400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929