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Bear Valley Boulder Bash CANCELLED FOR 2011 faceboook
Stay tuned for new date in 2012 ...

Bear Valley Boulder Bash

Mark you calendars for the "6th Annual Bear Valley Boulder Bash" on Saturday October 1st, 2011. This fun event is held at the Hells Kitchen bouldering site, 4 miles west of Bear Valley, located a stones throw from scenic Highway 4 at 6,800 feet in the Sierra Nevada.

Experienced and novice climbers and welcome. It's a great excuse to pull, push and cheer while climbers do their dance on the scenic granite boulders. 10% of the proceeds are donated to the Access Fund. Access Fund

100+ climbs will be included in this years competition ranging from 5.6 to V10. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers in all divisions and categories.

More information:


About the "Bear Valley Boulder Bash"


Some of the best climbing in Bear Valley is on the numerous granite boulders scattered throughout the region. In celebration of this fine resource we host an outdoor bouldering contest at the Hell's Kitchen site which was recently published in the Supertopo "Northern California Bouldering" guidebook*.

We have specifically designed the contest for all ability levels, including the kids.

bouldering competition


Competition Format top

The Bear Valley Boulder Bash is a friendly competition and prizes will be given out to participants in all divisions and categories. Below is a list to help everybody stay on track and have a good time. We hope to see you out there!

  • Entry fee: $15 before Sept 15, 2011 / $20 afterwards (includes event t-shirt)
  • Registration at Hells Kitchen opens at 10 AM (4 mi. west of Bear Valley)
  • Pre-comp meeting at 11 AM at the registration area at Hells Kitchen.
  • Competition ends at 3 PM.
  • Prizes and awards will be given around 3:30 PM.
  • There are 3 Divisions:
    • Youth (17 and under)
    • Recreational (V4 & under)
    • Open (V5 & up)
  • Each competitor is responsible for filling out & tallying their score card. Score cards are based on the honor system.
  • Prizes will be awarded for two categories
    • Top 10 scores for each division
    • Accumulative points for each division
  • Bouldering pads are strongly recommended




Event Registration


Registration is quick and easy on our secure online registration system. You can also email or call (209.753.6556) to register. Remember that pre-registration before September 15th saves you money.

Entry fee: $15 before Sept 15, 2011 / $20 afterwards (includes event t-shirt)