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Welcome to Der Klettergarten.

Individual Youth Competition. Come out on May 24th to the 26th annual bouldering competition to climb some of the finest granite boulders in North America!

Climb as many routes as possible between 9am and 4pm.

A top score in any category earns you fame, glory, and prizes beyond your wildest dreams! But mainly Glory. Read below for details:

Please bring your own pads and have spotters. Climb at your own risk and be safe!

Entry Fee - Der Klettergarten:

The cost to participate is $25. All entrance money will go to Leavenworth Mountain Association, to be used to protect the interests of climbers and the climbing areas we enjoy in North Central Washington.

Competition Format: 

1. Climb and top out route from one of the guidebooks.

2. Record send and the V-grade. V-scores are cumulative.

3.    Please use the Honor system.

·      8 to 12 years old
·      13 to 18 years old

·      8 to 12 years old
·      13 to 18 years old

How the competition works


8am: Competitor Meeting at Forestlands parking area near the LMA tent.
9am-4pm: Send.
4-5pm: Submit scorecards to LMA tent at the Icicle Center for the Arts nearby the Snowy Owl Theatre.
6pm: Award Ceremony.

1.    Register: You will need to register either prior to the event or by 8am on Saturday May 25th. You can review the complete rules. You will be officially "signed up" when you pay for your entry in the competition. You are free to pay/register the day of the event but please arrive early if doing so.

2.    Check-in at the Leavenworth Mountain Association booth at Forestlands on Saturday morning. Registration opens at 7:00 am, Competitor meeting at 8am and the competition begins at 9 am. At check-in you will be given a scorecard and a copy of the rules. Bring a copy of Kelly Sheridan's book, Leavenworth Bouldering, as this will be the bible for allowed routes.

3.    Start Climbing and see what you can do using the above guidelines. Comp hours are from 9 am - 4 pm.

4.    Turn in your Scorecard  at the Leavenworth Mountain Association booth at Tierra after 4 pm. Scores will be tallied from 4 to 6 pm and winners announced at 6 pm.

5.    Bask in glory:  The top scoring climbing team will also receive an award.

Competition Rules:

1. A send counts as a top out or the finish of the problem in the guidebook.

2. Your V score is a cumulative score based on problems you complete. if it is a V2, for example, your team score will get two V points.  V0 = .5 V points.

3. Score climbing from 9am-4pm ONLY. Be honest about your score.

4.  To keep things fair, only problems published in Kelly Sheridan’s “Central Washington Bouldering” and the new “Leavenworth Bouldering” guides are included in this event. If there is any conflict in V score on a particular problem, the new “Leavenworth Bouldering’ guide will be used. In the case of a / score the higher number will be used.

5. All problems can only be counted once. No lapping. Variations can be counted as a second problem if listed with a separate grade in the guide. The entire problem must be climbed.

6. Problems listed in the guide as “projects,” with no V rating, will not be counted. Sorry.

WARNING! Climbing and bouldering are inherently dangerous activities. Serious injury or death may result from the physical demands of or falls sustained while climbing or bouldering. Individuals participating in Climbing Clinics, Campground Competitions, or Der Klettergarten assume all risks and accept full and complete responsibility for any damages or injury that may result from their participation.

This program takes place on US Forest Service lands under a commercial-outfitter and guide permit. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs & activities and is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

All proceeds of the event benefit the Leavenworth Mountain Associations effort to strengthen their community through climbing.

All proceeds of the event benefit the
Leavenworth Mountain Associations effort to strengthen their community through climbing.