DATES IN 2019 TBD
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 top 5 men and women from the Friday Open Qualifiers competition will compete in the Open Finals to claim their part of the $6,000 cash purse!
Open Category Purse Payout for Male and Female Competitors
|1st Place||2nd Place||3rd Place||4th Place||5th Place|
The Yank-N-Yard consists of three competitions; the youth USAC Local Competition, the adult Citizens’ Competition, and the Open Competition. All competitors competing in the USAC Local and the Citizens’ Competitions are entered in the prize raffle!
THE EVENT SHIRT
Register by September 25th 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 25th. If you register the day of the event we cannot guarantee a comp shirt.
Are you traveling from out of town? There are a few options just a 5-minute walk away and adjacent to the Green Jeans Farmery, a great food and drink plaza.
We have a room block at the Hampton Inn (University/Midtown) at $83/night + tax for the 19th & 20th. 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, Citizens’, and Open Category Competitions
$50 Early Registration – Closes Sunday, October 14th at midnight.
$40 Early Group Registration of 8 or More for Citizens’ Only – Closes Sunday, October 14th at midnight.
$70 Late Registration – Monday, October 15th through Saturday the 20th.
Online registration is only available until October 18th. Show up or call for on-sight registration starting October 19th.
$5 Final Competition Viewing Ticket – Open finals will be on the boulder in the South room. Seating is limited in front of the boulder. Projector screens will be placed inside and outside the building for live viewing for all. Purchase a viewing ticket during competitor or volunteer registration to claim your seat in front of the boulder. Bleachers and benches will be provided to help accommodate your viewing experience.
Youth Open Qualifier Competitors: no need to pay for the comp twice! If you’d like to register for the Youth Local and the Open Qualifiers you only need to register and pay for one competition then call us at (505) 341-2016 and we’ll get you registered for the other.
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!
|Rules Meeting||5:45PM – 6:00PM|
|Open Qualifiers (spectators welcome)||6:00PM – 9:00PM|
YOUTH LOCAL, CITIZENS, & OPEN FINALS
|On-Site Registration Opens||9:00AM|
|USAC Youth Bouldering Rules Meeting||9:45AM – 10:00AM|
|USAC Youth Bouldering Competition||10:00AM – 1:00PM|
|Citizens Check-In||1:00PM – 2:00PM|
|Citizens Rules Meeting||1:45PM – 2:00PM|
|Citizens Competition||2:00PM – 5:00PM|
|Finals Iso Check In||5:15PM – 5:30PM|
|Open Finals (spectators welcome)||6:30PM – 7:30PM|
|Prize Raffle and Awards||after finals – til we’re done|