Climb So iLL Presents The

So iLL Showdown

March 24 & 25, 2017

The So iLL Showdown is back with a vengeance! Each winter, competitors from coast to coast travel to Climb So iLL 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.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Mark Anderson Logo

Adidas Logo
Five Ten Logo
So iLL Logo
Organic Logo
Klean Kanteen Logo

The Cookie Department Logo
Friction Labs Logo
4 Hands Logo
Joule Logo
Element Logo

TSV Sound and Vision Logo
Skratch Labs
Greenz Productions
White Photography


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


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


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


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


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

Round One: Redpoint
Round Two: The Showdown
Round One: Redpoint
  • 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: The Showdown
  • 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.

Additional Information
Additional Information
  • Competitors will be allowed to climb for the entire day and leave/re-enter the facility at anytime.
  • Competitors are not eligible to advance to the Showdown Round (finals) or place in the Redpoint Round divisions.
  • This category is limited to 15 competitors. Registration is offered on a first come, first served basis.
  • The top three competitors will be awarded prize packages consisting of products donated by our sponsors.


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.

2016 Results

The 2016 So iLL Showdown is in the books. Thank you to all of the climbers, spectators, and volunteers.

View the Results


2016 Sponsors

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who came out to the 2016 So iLL Showdown! Congratulations to this year's winners - Michaela Kiersch and Andrew Nimmer. We will post a full recap with photos and video soon.

2016 Sponsors

2016 Sponsors

This year's sponsors have stepped up in a big way. Gear is being provided by Adidas, Five Ten, So iLL, Organic, Klean Kanteen, The Cookie Department, and Friction Labs. The Showdown is powered by Mark Anderson at Cornerstone Mortgage.

T-Shirt and Pint Glass

T-Shirt and Pint Glass

We have finalized the t-shirt and pint glass design for the 2016 Showdown. Early registration continues until January 15th. Competitors who register before this date will receive these items in their registration bag.

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