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Beat The Heat (BTH) 16

Sportrock's biggest single-day climbing competition & member appreciation event of the year is turning 16!​


  • Saturday, August 13th, 2022 @12pm


Grade Level: 

  • Climbers of all levels are welcome!

Minimum Age: 

  • All ages welcome. Bring the whole family!

What does Beat the Heat cost?

  • BTH is FREE for Sportrock members

  • $10 for non-member spectators

  • $50 non-member participants 

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Take a look at the Beat the Heat Photo Gallery!

The History

Beat the Heat was created in 2005 as a member appreciation event. Lillian Chao-Quinlan had just taken over as president and her first request was to deepen the bonds of the Sportrock community.


17 years later, we are still celebrating this incredible community and the importance of staying connected despite everything we have all been through over the years. So grab your chalk bag, your shoes, and your friends because this Beat The Heat will be one for the books!



  • Bouldering Competition

  • Ropes Competition

  • Crate Stacking 

  • Buddy Boulders

  • Arm Wrestling 

  • Raffle/Prizes

  • FREE Food And Drink

  • FREE Hard Cider at Finals!

*We have 250 free drinks. First come first serve!​

Event Schedule:

August 13th, 2022

Doors Open
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Check In
Competitors Meeting
200:pm - 6:00pm
Bouldering Comp
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Crate Stacking
2:30pm - 6:30pm
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Rope Comp
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Buddy Boulders
5:00pm - 5:30pm
Arm Wrestling
Bouldering Finals @ SRPI

Bouldering Competition Info

Beat the Heat's main attraction is certainly the bouldering competition!

In the week leading up to BTH the SR routesetters will reset every boulder in the gym! They will give each boulder problem a point value. In the redpoint format qualifying round, climbers will have 4hrs to climb, marking their top 5 highest value climbs on their score card. The sum of a climbers 5 hardest climbs will be their final score.

Make sure to stick around for the Open Category finals held at the Sportrock Performance Insitute  for free hard cider and the show of a lifetime!

Bouldering Categories

Your category should be determined by your flash grade (the hardest grade that you can climb on your first try).

  • Beginner | Pink - White | V0-V2

  • Intermediate | Yellow | V3-V4  

  • Advanced | Blue | V5-V6

  • Open | Green | V7+

  • Masters | 40 + years old

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Ropes Competition Info

Beat the Heat is a ropes comp too! While Beat the Heat has its roots as a bouldering competition we thought it would be silly not to take advantage of our beautiful 60ft tall rope climbing area!


Climbs in Bay 3 (the tall walls!) will be assigned point values. Climbers will select their top 5 highest value climbs and their combined value will be their score! 

If you are psyched on ropes, make sure to bring your harness and your try hard!

Sign-up for the ropes comp will take place in person the day of the event!

Parking Map

Please only park in "Sportrock" designated parking spots in the Sportrock parking lot.


If the Sportrock parking lot fills please park in the "Victory Center Lot" located across Eisenhower Avenue.

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BTH Apparel

Every year for Beat the Heat we come up with a unique design for a limited-run apparel line.


Since Beat the Heat is turning 16 this year, we thought it only fitting to have a Sweet Sixteen theme! 

Men's & women's tank tops along with unisex t-shirts will only be sold the day of the event so make sure to come out and grab one!

August Membership Special

For the month of August, we will be waiving our activation fee. That is a saving of $49!

As always if you refer a new member you will receive a $25 credit to your account!

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