Spring Comps


UCS 2017

This spring, WVU will be participating in the annual University Climbing Series. This bouldering series is designed for climbers of all skill sets. The WVU Climbing Wall Staff will set new routes for beginner to advanced climbers who want to challenge their skills and connect with the regional climbing community.

WVU will be the first stop in the series on January 28. The series will continue at Kent State on February 4, Slippery Rock on February 11, the University of Akron on February 18 and Youngstown State on February 25. The series finale will be held at Rock Mill on March 4.

Individuals who are interested in participating in the WVU Competition should pre-register HERE payment will be due at the ORC on the day of the competition. The cost will be $20 for individuals who pre registered or $26 for those who do not pre-register. Participants can attend one, a few or all climbing competitions. Payment will be due at each competition individually.

Full list of 2017 UCS competitions:

  • West Virginia University – January 28th
    • Day of registration begins at 9:00am ($26.00)
    • Competition begins at 10:00am
    • Pre-registration fee is $20.00 and ends on January 20th.

WVU Pre-registration

  • Kent State – February 4
    • Day of registration begins at 9:00am ($26.00)
    • First 1 begins at 10:00am
    • First 2 begins at 1:30pm (if necessary)
    • Pre-registration fee is $20.00 and ends on February 2.

Kent State Pre-registration

  • Slippery Rock – February 11
    • Flight 1 begins at 11:00am
    • Flight 2 begins at 2:30pm
    • Pre-registration is REQUIRED; cost is $20.00
    • Check in starts at 10:15am

Slippery Rock Pre-registration

  • Youngstown State – February 25
    • Day of registration opens at 8:00am ($26.00)
    • Flight 1 begins at 9:00am
    • Flight 2 begins at 12:30pm
    • Online pre-registration is the only way to guarantee a spot in the flight of your choosing ($20.00).

Youngstown State Pre-registration

  • Rock Mill UCS Finale – March 4
    • Competition runs 11:00am – 2:00pm
    • Pre-register to save $5.00 on entry ($25.00)
    • For questions call: 330-222-6419

University Climbing Series Finale Pre-Registration

Fall Comps/Events


Motown Climbing Fest

2017 Dates and Details TBA

This 2-day rock climbing festival celebrates the spirit of climbing, personal exploration, and environmental stewardship. A weekend awaits, featuring the Reel Rock Film Tour, the Morgantown Bouldering Bash redpoint competition, stewardship and conservation efforts with the Coopers Rock Foundation, a pull-up competition, gritstone bouldering, awards, and raffles with an amazing community of climbers and outdoor enthusiasts!

Events help at the West Virginia University Climbing Wall, the Metropolitan Theatre, and Cooper’s Rock WV State Park.

Overnight Accommodations available at the WVU Outdoor Education Center (university students only).

Coopers Rock Service Participants: $5.00 All others: $18.00


1. Motown Bouldering Bash Registration:

Pre-registering saves you 20% and gets you a free Reel Rock Film Fest ticket! Pre-registration does not include payment for the competition. You must show up the day of competition to finalize your registration and payment. Doors open at 9am for registration, see you there!


Pre-Registration $20.00 Day of Registration: $25.00 WVU Climbing Club: $15.00

All Boulder Bash competitors recieve complimentary ticket to Reel Rock 11.

2. Reel Rock Film Tour Registration:

Advance Tickets $10.00 – On sale now at Pathfinder and Black Bear locations.

Tickets at door: $15.00

Show FREE for all current WVU students (with valid ID) and Boulder Bash competitors.

Event Schedule:

2017 Dates TBA

Motown Bouldering Bash:

Location: WVU Climbing Wall 2001 Rec. Center Drive Morgantown, WV 26506
  • Registration – 9am – 10am
  • Redpoint Round: 10am – 2pm
  • Break: 2pm – 3pm
  • Isolation Finals: 3pm – 5:30pm
  • Awards: @ Reel Rock (Met Theatre 7:30pm)

Reel Rock Film Tour:

Location: Metropolitan Theatre 373 High Street Morgantown, WV 26501
  • Doors: 7pm
  • Show: 7:30pm
  • Bouldering Bash Awards: 9:30pm

Gritstone Bouldering Social: Coopers Rock State Forest

8:30am – 11am (Crash Pads available at Climbers Kiosk)

Coopers Rock Crag Restoration: Coopers Rock State Forest

11am – 4pm (Meet at Climbers Kiosk)

Questions? Call Matthew Shreve @ 304.777.8288 or email: matthew.shreve@mail.wvu.edu

or Kevin Shon @ 304-293-1367 or email: kevin.shon@mail.wvu.edu