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.


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 10 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.

Competitor Registration

Registration Fee: $60.00

  • Register online.
  • Registration is limited. Sign up in advance.
  • Registration will be $70 on the day of the competition, if space is available.
  • Register before February 14th to receive a commemorative t-shirt, stainless steel pint cup, and registration bag.

Still deciding? Check out the 2016 Highlight Reel for a look at what to expect in 2017.

2017 Products

Are you ready?

Step into the ring, and wrestle your way up the Eye Wall.



Early Registration

Early Registration Begins

Early registration for the 2017 Showdown is officially open. Competitors who register before February 8th will receive a commemorative t-shirt, stainless steel pint glass, and registration bag.

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.

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