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Battle of the Blocks Bouldering Comp

  • Tufas Boulder Lounge 1614 North 5th Street Philadelphia, PA, 19122 United States (map)
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The AAC Philadelphia Chapter and Tufas Boulder Lounge Proudly present Philadelphia’s first ever Battle of the Blocks! The BOB is a team-based bouldering competition designed for participants to have fun, meet other climbers in their area, and team up with their neighbors in a light-hearted competition. Are you a North Philly Narwhal? A South Philly Sloth? Come out and help us determine which of Philly’s hoods loves climbing the most!


Anyone who thinks climbing and making new friends is a good time! Even if you’re new to climbing, you can still contribute points to your team’s score!


Saturday March 23rd.

  • 3:30-4:00: Check-In

  • 4:00-7:00: Open Bouldering

  • 7:00-8:00: Dinner (included in registration)

  • 8:00- 11:00: Afterparty! (included in registration)


Meet climbers in your hood, and represent your block to the rest of the city!


$40 for AAC and Tufas Members, $45 general registration. (use coupon code AACPHL at checkout)

$25 to spectate and attend the post-comp dinner and afterparty.


  • The main event is a red-point style bouldering competition. Each problem has a point value based on difficulty, and your top 5 highest point values contribute to your team’s overall score. You get extra points for flashing a route. Even if you’re new to climbing, you can still contribute valuable points to your team’s score.

  • There will also be teambuilding-style games distributed throughout the event, so you and your new teammates can work together to earn your team even more points!

  • After the comp, we’ll announce the winning team, pass out prizes, eat a catered meal (included in your ticket), and then rock out with a local DJ for a couple hours (drinks included).

  • Click Here for a full competition rulebook.



  • Figure out which Block you’re in. Are you a North Philly Narwhal? A South Philly Sloth? NOTE: You must sign up for the block you live in. Competitors must bring an ID, piece of mail addressed to you, or some other way to prove where you currently live. NO RECRUITING! See the team map above for block boundaries.

  • Register using the links below. Pre-registrations are highly recommended! This event is likely to sell out before the day-of the comp! If you would like to attend the event but not compete, please register as a guest. Guests are welcome to stay for dinner and the afterparty.

  • NOTE: If you haven’t done it yet, we highly suggest signing the Tufas waiver before arriving day of at the comp.

Earlier Event: February 27
Climbing Quizzo Night