Yank-and-Yard 2019


The Yank-N-Yard is not just a competition; it is an annual gathering of the Southwest’s climbing community. Each year we strive to grow and provide a spectacular event while strengthening our local and national communities.

The North Face is this year’s Title Sponsor!  Stop by on October 19th to see some of their best products, showcased by our local North Face Store!  

Big thanks to Amore for being the title sponsor of the party by providing some BBQ for all, giving us a taste of their new restaurant concept which will be located at Tin Can Alley. Of course, thank you Santa Fe Brewing Company for providing all of the beer!

Viewing Tickets are SOLD OUT!


The Yank-N-Yard consists of three competitions; the youth USAC Youth Competition, the adult Citizens’ Competition, and the Open Competition. All competitors in the USAC Local and the Citizens’ Competitions are entered in the prize raffle!

Register Now for Youth & Citizens!


Register by September 29th and guarantee your shirt size and style!

Every year we come out with an awesome new event shirt. Get your specific size and fit by registering early. Select a men’s or women’s cut in a t-shirt or tank top. Only a unisex t-shirt will be available after the 29th. If you register after the 29th we cannot guarantee a comp shirt.


Are you traveling from out of town? There are a few options just a 5-minute walk from the gym and adjacent to the Green Jeans Farmery, a great food and drink plaza.
We have a room block at the Hampton Inn (University/Midtown) fo $83/night + tax for the 18th & 19th. Please call (505) 837-9300 directly to book your room and ask for the Stone Age Climbing Gym room rate, you will not receive the group rate when booking online.
You can also get a room at the Econo Lodge (Midtown). We don’t have a room block with them but they have affordable prices and great reviews for basic accommodations.


Youth Local, and Citizens’ Competitions

$50 Early Registration – Closes Sunday, October 13th at midnight.

$40 Early Group Registration of 8 or More for Citizens’ Only – Closes Sunday, October 13th at midnight.

$70 Late Registration – Monday, October 14th through Saturday the 19th.

Online registration is only available until October 18th. Show up or call for on-sight registration starting October 19th.


We start the event on Friday evening with an Open Category redpoint qualifier round for a chance to compete in the finals for cash. While the Open category is obviously a “serious” competition, the Youth and Citizens’ rounds are more about gathering with friends and achieving your personal best. All Volunteers, Youth and Citizens’ competitors are entered into our prize raffle with an equal chance to win your share of over $5000 in prizes.

We kick off Saturday with a USA Climbing sanctioned local youth bouldering competition in the morning before the Citizens’ competition for adult recreational climbers in the afternoon. The dual rounds will help distribute the crowd and allow everyone to climb to their heart’s content or the capacity of their skin, whichever comes first. In the evening, everyone joins the party and gathers around for the main event, the Open Finals!

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