ABOUT THE SHOWDOWN

February 22 & 23, 2019

Each year, competitors travel from coast to coast in order to battle it out for cold hard cash. The top three women and top three men in each division are guaranteed to get geared out by our sponsors.

Format

Competitors are divided based on ability and compete in one of the following divisions.

Recreational

Participants competing at the Recreational level should climb between V0 & V2.

Intermediate

Participants competing at the Intermediate level should climb between V3 & V4.

Advanced

Participants competing at the Advanced level should climb between V5 & V7.

Open

Participants competing at the Open level should climb at V8 and above.

Recreational

Participants competing at the Recreational level should climb between V0 & V2.

Intermediate

Participants competing at the Intermediate level should climb between V3 & V4.

Advanced

Participants competing at the Advanced level should climb between V5 & V7.

Open

Participants competing at the Open level should climb at V8 and above.

Round One: Redpoint Format

  • Competitors are assigned a block of time during which they are allowed to climb.
  • Scores are determined by each competitor’s top five ascents.
  • A detailed schedule is announced approximately one week prior to the competition.

Round Two: Showdown Finals

  • The top six male and top six female scores continue on to the Showdown.
  • These scores are based on the top five boulder problems that were successfully completed and recorded on the competitor’s score sheet during the Redpoint round.
  • Details regarding the Showdown are announced the evening of the competition.

Point Chaser

Individuals who register for the Point Chaser category will compete for the highest total score. These scores are based on the total number of points received for all boulder problems completed and recorded on the competitor’s score sheet.

Competitors are assigned a block of time during which they are allowed to climb.

Scores are determined by each competitor’s top five ascents.

A detailed schedule is announced approximately one week prior to the competition.

Prizes

The top three women and top three men will each take home a share of the $4000 cash purse. All remaining Showdown finalists will have their registration fee reimbursed. The top three competitors in the Recreational, Intermediate, and Advanced divisions will be awarded products from our sponsors.

1st Place

$1,000

2nd Place

$600

3rd Place

$400

The 2018 So iLL Showdown is in the books!

April 12, 2018

In the Books

The 2018 So iLL Showdown is in the books! Thank you to all of the sponsors, competitors, spectators, and volunteers who helped make this year's Showdown a success. We can't wait to do it again next year!

March 5, 2018

Spectator Pass

Don't miss a minute of competition. Purchase a Weekend Spectator Pass in advance for entry into the qualifying rounds, finals, and after party of this year's So iLL Showdown. Plus, enjoy other unique perks.

February 23, 2018

Early Registration

Secure your spot! Early registration for the So iLL Showdown ends today. Register now to compete in your preferred time slot. Plus, receive a free 2018 t-shirt and stainless steel pint cup in your competitor bag.

Contact

The So iLL Showdown is back with a vengeance! Each year, competitors from coast to coast travel to Climb So iLL in order to battle it out for cold hard cash.

Address

1419 Carroll Street, St. Louis, MO 63104

Phone

314-621-1700

Email

showdown@climbsoill.com