Anniversary Competitions

Bouldering Comp Philadelphia

1 Year Anniversary

On September 14th, 2019 Tufas Boulder Lounge is celebrating it’s first FULL YEAR of being open with a USAC comp and our own branded citizens comp, Tufas Tufurious. After the competitions there will be a HUGE afterparty with music, food, drinks, games, and prizes. If you have been to a party of ours before you know not to miss out on this one.

USAC Youth Bouldering Local

Modified Redpoint Format
  • USAC Youth Bouldering Locals: The USA Climbing Youth Bouldering Locals is the first phase of a multi-month series culminating with a national finals event. To learn more about Youth Locals and Nationals, please go HERE. To compete, please ensure that you are a USAC member.
    All competitors must fill out a Tufas Boulder Lounge waiver HERE
    Once you have filled out a waiver for you and your child please follow the registration link below.  You will be asked to provide USAC registration info and then be taken to the payment page
  • No USAC Member # yet? That’s okay, complete the registration form anyway and in September we wil reach out to gather that information from you.

USAC Youth Competition Schedule

  • 8:00 AM – Doors Open and Registration Begins
  • 9:00 AM – Climbing Begins
  • 11:00 AM – Food Trucks available for lunch
  • 12:00 AM – Climbing Ends and Scoring Begins
  • 12:05 PM – Raffles, Food Trucks
  • 12:40 PM- Announce Winners
  • 1:00 PM – USAC Competition ends


Tufas Tufurious Citizens Comp

Our very first Tufas Tufurious comp will have a MASSIVE $2000 Cash Purse to be split between the winners
There will be prizes for all skill levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced
Raffle prizes include: Organic pack, Boulder Denim $150.00 gift card, Tufas Membership and gear, and prizes from our local partners

The competition will be a modified redpoint format
USAC competitors can compete but will not be elgible for the cash prizes since they’ve climbed the routes the morning of.
All competitors must fill out a Tufas Boulder Lounge waiver HERE


Tufas Tufurious Citizens Competition Schedule

  • 1:00pm – Doors Open and Registration Begins
  • 2:00pm – Climbing Begins
  • 5:00pm – Climbing Ends
  • 7:00pm – Finals Begin
  • 9:00pm – After Party Kicks off

Ticket for Admission

$20.00 Non Competitor:

  • Access to event beginning at 1pm 
  • Raffle ticket
  • Drink ticket and Wrist band
  • Pass for climbing (after finals is completed)
  • Wristband for after party admission

*Non Competitors/Spectators must purchase $20.00 non competitor ticket or After Party Ticket in order to enter. 

Tufas Tufurious After Party

Starting at 5 pm the Tufas Tufurious Afterparty will begin. You can expect:


  • DJ Chris Acree
  • Strange Parts DJs

Food Trucks

  • Rio Brazilian Steak Truck
  • Thai Jai Dee

Beer From Local Breweries
Free Climbing

AAC Philly chapter will be hosting climbing-related activities and games

Raffle Schedule & Prizes

  • 5 PM Raffle – Tufas T-Shirt, 2 Organic Chalk Bags, Organic Beanies, Friction Labs Chalk
  • 9 PM Raffle – 1 Month Tufas Membership, Tufas T-Shirt, Slow & Low Whiskey, $150 Boulder Denim Gift Card

Climbing Wall Closures 

  • Sunday September 8th- Facility Closes early at 8:00pm
  • Monday September 9th Front half of the facility climbing wall is closed for Setting
  • Tuesday September 10th  Front half of the facility climbing wall is closed for Setting
  • Wednesday, September 11th Closed
  • Thursday September 12th Closed
  • Friday September 13th Closed
  • Saturday September 14th Registration or after party tickets required to enter

*Regular hours Sunday September 15th 8:00am-8:00pm

Parking Info

Free street parking is available but limited. If there are no spots the closest parking lot is 1320 N Front St



What are the different competitor categories?There will be a Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Open
How do I know which category I should enter?Athletes in each category should expect to climb routes of the following difficulty: V0-V2 for Beginner, V2-V5 for Intermediate, V5-V7 for Advanced, and V7 and up for Open.
What is the Open category?Open is the highest level category and the only category in which athletes are eligible for the cash purse. Athletes may not compete in an Open and another category.
How are athletes scored?The modified redpoint format is point based. Refer to the articles below.
How long will the competition last?The qualifying round will be from 2pm – 5pm, and finals will occur from 7-9pm. Registration for the comp starts at 1pm.
How much does entry cost?Registration will be $30 for members, and $40 for non members during the early registration period until September 9th, 2019. After that date, registration will cost $45.
Can I watch climbing and finals if I am not a competitor?Yes! Starting at 1 PM The gym will be open to spectators. A $20 Spectator or After Party pass is required.
What else is included with my comp or spectator ticket?Each ticket will include an after party pass with access to games, music, dancing, open climbing, and vendors including Manayunk Brewery, Manatawny Stillworks, Slow & Low, Philly Chapter AAC, & more.
A good reference for USAC modififed Redpoint comp