Halloween Bouldering Competition | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

Black Cats and Gym Rats

Get your best Halloween costume out of the closet for this exciting event!  Participants will get a chance to compete in a group while solving routes in their most creative outfits.

  • When: Saturday, November 2nd
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Location: CRWC Bouldering Wall
  • Fee: $20 per person
  • Available Spots: 40

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  • 40 people will be split into 8 groups (A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H)
  • There are four (4) sections of the bouldering wall, with eight (8) problems in each section
  • There will be eight (8) 20-minute rounds where all groups will get to attempt all 32 problems
  • Competitors will take their top two (2) problems from each section
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels in Men’s & Women’s will be awarded

Please Note: The bouldering wall will be closed Wednesday, October 30th through Saturday, November 2nd in preparation for the event.  The climbing wall hours will remain the same during this time.


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Recreational Services in advance at ​319-335-9293.