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who’s ready to saddle up + send it?


YEEHAW, partner! It’s time for our annual community rope competition at Design District! This is a redpoint competition open to all levels, followed by an onsight finals round for… (drumroll, please) ALL  CATEGORIES!

Mark your calendar

  • Saturday, February 10 @ Design District

how does it work?

There will be two waves this year – pick the time slot that you want to compete in!

  • Wave 1: 11am – 2pm (Check-in 10am)
  • Wave 2: 4pm – 7pm (Check-in 3pm)

There are 3 hours in each wave for competitors to climb and log sends into KAYA. Here’s the rule breakdown:

  • You’ll be able to climb as many routes as you want as many times as you want.
  • Each route will have a point value to it.
  • Your top 3 routes count as your total score. There will be no flash bonus.
  • Honor system, so please no cheating!
  • We will be using the KAYA app, so make sure you have it installed and set-up before the competition.
  • You must be 16 years old or older to compete.

Competitor tickets include a competition t-shirt, snacks, drinks (non alcoholic and alcoholic / ID must be presented), and 2 raffle tickets for the chance to win sickkk prizes! Spectating passes are free all day!

Unlike last year’s Saddle Up comp with only open finals, EVERY category (beginner, intermediate, advanced, and open) will have a finals route! Beginner, intermediate, and advanced finals will run simultaneously in the evening (after the second wave), while open finals will run separately at the end of the competition and before the raffle prize drawing.

We will be taking day-of walk-in competitors for all categories. However, if you plan to compete in Open you MUST sign-up prior to day-of the competition if you want to be eligible to compete in Finals!

category breakdown

Competitors can compete in the male, female, or non-binary category for each skill level. We welcome competitors to choose the skill and gender category they are most comfortable with. You will be competing against those in the same category/skill level as you. As a general rule, your skill category should be determined by the hardest grade you regularly redpoint in the gym.

  • Beginner: Below 5.10a
  • Intermediate: Between 5.10a to 5.11a
  • Advanced: Between 5.11a to 5.12c
  • Open: Above 5.12a
  • Paraclimbing: This category is open to those with intellectual/developmental and physical disabilities, including but not limited to:
    • Neurological / Physical Disability
    • Visual Impairment
    • Upper Extremity Amputee
    • Lower Extremity Amputee
    • Intellectual / Developmental Disability (Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy/Spina Bifida, Brain Injury, Fragile X Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome)
    • This category is to be inclusive of adaptive community. It’s based on the honor system, and we trust our competitors to be true to themselves and this sport we’re so passionate about.


anything else i need to know?

  • Shirt sizes are guaranteed for the first 100 sign-ups.

ok i’m in. how do i register?

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register for saddle up + send it | saturday, 2/10

  • saddle up + send it comp shirts

    All competitors will receive a Saddle Up & Send It 2024 t-shirt! Please submit your sizing during registration.