Climbing Leagues

Threshold Climbing Leagues are a TON of fun, and a great way to get stronger and meet other climbers. Our Rope and Boulder League take place seasonally throughout the year.

Check out dates and details below!

Boulder League

Stay tuned for Boulder League VII!

The Threshold Boulder League is an awesome 5-week individually scored climbing league. Climbers will work to improve balance, climbing technique, strength, mental focus and overall fitness. The Threshold Boulder League is the best way to start climbing, get introduced to the sport, and meet a bunch of great people too. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced climbers are all encouraged to sign up. Each week climbers will get special access to the new League specific climbs, and you compete at your own skill level. You can climb anytime between Monday or Friday to increase your scores.  Climb hard each week, and celebrate with us at the finals party, with food, prizes and awards!

Our last Boulder League was  September 2019

There will be one down week: Sept 30th-Oct 4th. The last week to climb will be October 14th- 18th. 

The finals party will take place on the evening of the last day of climbing.

Climbers can climb anytime Monday through Friday to improve scores. New routes will be set weekly every Sunday, and climbing will open up on Monday.

Players who participated in the previous league are guaranteed a spot in the following league. All others are first come first serve. You must be signed up and climbing by the 2nd week in order to score effectively. Climbers that join in late will lose opportunities to earn points.

Pricing for all 5 weeks of climbing:

Threshold Member: FREE

Threshold Non-member: $100 (includes bouldering only access Monday-Friday)

Add a custom League T-Shirt: $15

Ask about Special YMCA Member Pricing!

Category determined by age at the start of league

• Youth, 8-12 • Junior, 13-15 • Open, 16-39 • Masters 40+

Skill: Determined by average onsite ability

• Beginner (VB-V1)

• Intermediate (V2-V4)

• Advanced (V5+)

Your skill level will determine at what level you will be scored, this allows anyone a chance to win! Beginner climbers will earn the same points as more advanced climbers in their skill level.   Bouldering climbs are rated by the V-Scale, each route will be tagged by difficulty so you can easily climb and score on the routes that are in your level. There are also opportunities to earn progress points if you don’t make it to the top of the climb. Specific rules will be broken down when the League begins. 

General Rules:

• The League is a Redpoint Competition format.

• Your lowest weeks score will be dropped from your overall score. If a player misses one week then that will be the score that is dropped.

Climbing Skill level Rules:

• Players will provide an Entry Skill level. Entry Skill is the highest gym grade at which they flash more often than 50% of the time.

• A judge may adjust Player Handicaps if they are found to be consistently exceeding their Entry Skill.


• Flash: Complete a route on the 1st attempt without falling

• Redpoint: Complete a route after your first attempt without falling

• Progress: Achieving a secure position at a tagged hold = 25/50/75 pts

• Secure position is defined by holding on with at least one hand for 3 or more seconds.

• Sandbag: Redpointing a route below your handicap = 25pts

• Tiebreakers will be determined by 1st) Total Points, 2nd) Total Flashes & 3rd) Total Problems.

• Progress and Sandbag Points do not count towards Total Flashes or Total Problems.

Sport League

Sport League III starts March 2nd!

Threshold Sport League is a 5-week local sport climbing competition circuit designed for recreational climbers. Sport Climbing is a style of free climbing that uses harnesses and ropes on taller walls to lower climbers once they have climbed the 50’ walls. Anyone with skill ranging from beginner to expert is welcome to join Sport League. Each week the Threshold Setting Team will section off an area in the gym and set 12 new routes ranging from 5.7 to 5.12. Climbers have the ability to compete individually, as a team or both. The individual competitors are segmented into different categories based on gender, age and skill level. Teams will include up to 4 competitors and the top 3 competitors of each week will be scored.

Sport League Details:

Sport League II starts March 2nd, 2020

Climb for 4 weeks, with a break week.

Climbers can climb anytime Monday through Friday to improve scores. New routes will be set weekly every Sunday, and climbing will open up on Monday.

**NEW: Members can now climb Saturday mornings during Members hours to complete their League climbs. Scorecards are due at 11:00am Saturday mornings**

Detailed schedule:

• March 2 – 6: Week 1

• March 9 – 13: Week 2

• March 16 – 20: BREAK WEEK

• March 23 – 27: Week 3

• March 30 – April 3: Week 4

Finals Party: April 3rd

Cost for 4 weeks:

Members: FREE  •  Non-Members: $120

Special YMCA Member Pricing: $75*

*You must be a member of the YMCA to receive the discounted pricing.

Entry includes:

• Rental gear (gear is first come, first serve. Belay devices may be rented out)

• Climbing access to the gym for 5 weeks, Monday through Friday only

• Add on a custom League shirt for $15!

Individual League Divisions

Gender: Male • Female

Age: Youth • Junior • Adult • Master

Skill Level: Beginner • Intermediate • Advanced • Expert

Team League

Overall Female Individual:

1st place – $100 gift card  •  2nd place – $50 gift card  •  3rd place – $25 gift card

Overall Male Individual

1st place – $100 gift card  •  2nd place – $50 gift card  •  3rd place – $25 gift card

Category 1st, 2nd and 3rd Certificates

Team 1st, 2nd and 3rd Certificate

• League Commissioner: To be announced

• Redpoint Format: your final score is based on climbing without falling, or “taking” during the climb.

• Flash Bonuses

• Bonus for climbing on Lead

• Climbs will range from 5.7 to 5.13

Boulder League III: May – June 2018

  • 15 Team
  • 60 Players

Team Leaderboard

  1. DYNOsaurs – 15,275
  2. V4 Musketeers – 14,438
  3. Ride or Die – 14,375
  4. Rocket Jump – 13,875
  5. Beta Blockers – 13,375
  6. Naylors – 12,525
  7. Afraid of Heights – 12,175
  8. Chalk To The Hand – 11,825
  9. Rock Out With Your Chalk Out – 11,350
  10. Sons Of Pinches – 11,250
  11. Chalk Straps – 11,250
  12. Dropknee Murphys – 11,000
  13. My Name Is Rod And I Like To Party – 10,700
  14. Knuckle Deep On The Steep – 10,438
  15. B3 – 8,200

Player Leaderboard

  • VB
    • Female
      1. Karsten Meier 4,460
      2. Amber Schuster – 3,225
    • Male
      1. Paul Burton – 2,800
      2. Scooter Crawford – 2,625
  • V0-V1
    • Female
      1. Angela Weichbrodt – 3,700
      2. Karla Paulk – 3,675
      3. Meghan Sandbek – 3,225
    • Male
      1. Adam Roach – 4,650
      2. Eric Dahlgren – 4,500
      3. Brendan Love – 3,650
  • V2-V3
    •  Female
      1. Casey Ward-Freeman – 3,925
      2. Megan Ladd – 3,725
      3. Ariel Gray – 3,500
    • Male
      1. Ryan Kilman – 5,450
      2. Michael Shryock – 5,400
      3. Bay Aston – 5,225
  • V4-V5
    •  Male
      1. Tim Hedrick – 5,175
      2. Nick Minnelli – 4,400
      3. Luke Killam 0 4,225
  • V6-V7
    •  Male
      1. Jeremy Naylor – 4,475

Most Improved Players

  1. Miles Mitchell – 50%
  2. Brendan Love – 41%
  3. Thomas Vu – 41%

Best Costume

  • DYNOsaurs

*Total problems climbed and total flashes broke ties.

Boulder League II: Jan – Feb 2018

Team Leaderboard

  1. Rock Hard – 16,425
  2. V3 Muskateers – 16,150
  3. Dynosaurs – 15,900

Player Leaderboard

  1. Steven Hudson – 6,150
  2. Eric McVay – 5,875
  3. Tim Hedrick – 5,850

Most Improved Player

  1. Ryan Kilman – 121%
  2. Jeremy Naylor – 65%
  3. Cory waggenner – 48%

Best Costume

  • Average Joes & Purple Cobras

*Total problems climbed and total flashes broke ties.

Boulder League I: Oct – Dec 2017

Team Leaderboard

  1. V3 Musketeers – 16,950 Points
  2. Rock Out With Chalk Out – 16,150 Points
  3. Fisher For Governor – 16,150 Points

Player Leaderboard

  1. Andrew Jackson – 6,775 Points
  2. Nicholas O’Sullivan – 6,000 Points
  3. Andrew Rippy – 5,875 Points

*Total problems climbed and total flashes broke ties.

Sport League I was May 6th, 2019

Our next Rope League starts May 6th, 2019, climbing lasts for 6 weeks, and will end on June 15th (There will be a down week for rest).

Climbers can climb anytime Monday through Friday to improve scores. New routes will be set weekly every Sunday, and climbing will open up on Monday.

Detailed schedule:

• May 6th – 10th: Week 1

• May 13th – 17th: Week 2 (Skill Level category will be fixed)

• May 20th – 24th: Down week due to USAC Regional Championship

• May 27th – 31st: Week 3

• June 3rd – 7th: Week 4

• June 9th – 14th: Finals Week (Climbing stops at 8:00pm)

• June 14th (9:00pm): Finals Party

Previous League Rules

  • League commissioner is John Tarkington

  • Maximum of 80 Players or 20 Teams

  • Each league week will start on Wednesday at 4pm

  • League weeks may or may not be consecutive weeks. Holidays and other gym events might cause a down week.

  • League Entry is $20. Some extra fees may be applied.

  • All Players will receive a league T-Shirt

  • Players will not be able to join the league after the end of week 2

  • Minimum of 2 players per team

  • Maximum of 4 players per team

  • No you cannot have 5 or more players on a team.

  • Players will provide an Entry Handicap. Entry Handicap is the highest gym grade at which they flash more often than 50%.

  • It is recommended that all players climb the grade lower than their Entry Handicap if the first 3 bouldering league weeks.

  • An Actual Handicap will be calculated at the end of 3 weeks. The Actual Handicap will be fixed for the remainder of the League

  • If a Players Entry Handicap changes when the Actual Handicap is calculated then all previous weeks scores will stay the same and moving forward will be calculated at the new handicap.

  • League Commissioner reserves the right to make manual adjustments in individual’s actual handicap who are believed to have sandbagged the competition. Climbers who purposefully or accidentally fall on an excessive amount of climbs. Climbers who are consistently climbing 3-4 grades higher than their handicap

  • Redpoint Competition format

  • All problems are worth 100 points

  • Flash bonus will be add at 25

  • Progress points are awarded at 25pts, 50pts or 75pts for reaching marked holds on each route. Progress points are only awarded if a route is not redpointed. Climber must show control over marked progress holds by releasing the opposite hand and staying on the wall for 3 seconds.

  • Progress points are also awarded for climbing routes under your handicap. Each route climbed under your handicap will earn 25pts. No Flash bonuses are awarded.
  • Tiebreakers will be determined by Total Score, Total Flashes the Total Problems.

  • Progress points do not count towards total Problems climbed

  • Climbs number 14 & 15 can be climbed twice. Both climbs qualify for flash attempts and progress points. Two best attempts will be scored

  • Climb number 17 can be climbed up to three times. All three climbs qualify for flash attempts and progress points. Three best attempts will be scored

  • 4 player team Scores will be calculated by the 3 top players scores. Of those top scores only those Problems and Flashes will count towards tiebreakers. A Ghost Player will subtract the lowest score and their problems, flashes and progress points of each week.

  • Any Team with 2 players will have a Ghost Player which will be calculate as an average of the 2 players on the team. score, problems and flashes will all be averaged and added to the team performance

  • Any Team of 3 or 4 that has only 2 players in one of the league weeks will observe the Ghost player rules.

  • Any Team of 1 or 0 will not qualify for the Ghost Player rules suffer lost points for that week.

  • Practice round will be used to calculate total handicap.

  • Practice round will not be used in individual or team score, problems, flashes

  • Individuals on a team do not have to climb together. Individuals can climb multiple times each week to improve their score. Scorecards will be kept at the front desk for you to use as needed. After Friday League week will be over and individuals will not be allowed to improve their scores of the previous week.

  • Team Certificates

    • Most Points – 1st, 2nd & 3rd place

    • Best Team Name

  • Individual Certificates
    • Most Points – 1st, 2nd and 3rd place of each category
      • Female Youth
      • Female Adult
      • Female Masters
      • Male Youth
      • Male Adult
      • Male Masters
  • Setter Certificates
    • Most Points – 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
    • Most Creative Routes – Players Vote each week.