Saturday, February 8th

Citizens Competition & Finals Round

$2000 Purse

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Welcome To The Clampdown 2020

The Clampdown is a citizens bouldering competition - climbers of all abilities are welcome! Come test your clampers on dozens of brand new boulder problems, then stay to enjoy some lobster tacos, and perhaps a frosty beverage, and watch the big girls and boys go head-to-head in a white-knuckle finals thriller.

Brought to the New England climbing community with love and support from sponsors including High Roller Lobster Company, Trango, Tenaya shoes, Chalk Cartel, EMS, and FlowFold.


  • $45 Non Member Early Registration
  • $35 Salt Pump Member Early Registration
  • $50 Non Member Day Of Event Registration
  • $45 Member Day Of Event Registration
  • No spectator Fee

(...and yes, 2 free lobster tacos are included in your comp registration fee!)



  • Doors Open: 11 a.m.
  • Open Category: 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Happy Hour: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Finals Round: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.


The event will feature 40 all-new problems in a three-hour red-point round. This means you are free to attempt each problem as many times as you like. Problems will be peer judged. 

  • A competitors top six successful problems count towards their score.
  • The top 6 female and top 6 male competitors will be invited to take part in a finals round consisting of 3 problems.
  • The top 3 female and top 3 male competitors will be awarded cash prizes of $500, $300, and $200 dollars.
  • Novice and Intermediate winners will be announced and awarded gear prizes. 
  • Minimum age requirement: competitors must be 14 years old or older to register.
  • All rules are subject to change at the discretion of the Ministry of Route-setting. The Ministry's rulings are final and non-negotiable.

"I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn't know how to get along without it."


"It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell."