The Front Climbing Club, The Outdoor Program at Weber State University, and GEAR:30 are proud to host the eleventh annual Ogden Climbing Festival (OCF11). The Ogden Climbing Festival is the premier climbing event in the region. The festival brings together climbers from all climbing disciplines to introduce them to best of Ogden, Utah.

The OCF Citizen’s Bouldering Competition will take place at The Front on Saturday, April 14th! We’ve got thousands of dollars worth of raffle prizes from brands like Petzl and Black Diamond! Come climb and win some sweet gear. Also, don’t be intimidated by the word “competition” – this is event is essentially just an excuse to get together with the local climbing community and have a good time!


Who can compete?
Anyone! Seriously, it doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or advanced climber. There are no judges watching you, everyone climbs at the same time, and you keep track of your own score! Plus, every competitor (no matter how you place in the comp) is entered into a raffle to win sweet gear from our sponsors. 

Can I still register the day of?
Yes, you can register right before competing. However, we encourage your to register online in advance to speed up check-in lines.

Where: The Front Ogden | 225 20th St, Ogden, UT
When: Saturday, April 14th | 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Early Bird Cost: $20 before April 7th (ends at midnight)
Cost After April 7th: $25*
Comp-check in time: 5:00pm
Comp start time: 6:30pm
*Ticket cost includes 1 raffle ticket and 1 drink ticket.


First and foremost, our comps are meant to be fun and to establish camaraderie within our community. These are a great way to meet and climb with those who share your love of the sport. We encourage you to be supportive of your fellow climber.

Some guidelines for how to act:
« Wait your turn and be courteous
« Stay off the pads if you’re not climbing
« Be safe – don’t walk, run, or climb under others
« Don’t get frustrated, stay positive and have fun!

First time?
« Be sure to watch others for beta
« Pace yourself – remember it’s a timed event, not a race
« Relax and rest
« Don’t take it too seriously! Don’t be intimidated by the term “competition”


You keep track of your own score card throughout the comp! Every problem will have a point value. A problem is finished after you complete the final move or touch the top out rail. The problem must be done in a controlled manner.

Your final score is the sum of your top five problem scores.

After completing your climbs, all scored are entered at the iPad station. Please make sure you complete this step!

Don’t fret—scoring will be explained in detail before the comp starts.