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 Yank-N-Yard is the first stop of the USAC National Cup Series

Stone Age Climbing Gym is proud to announce that the Yank-N-Yard has been selected to be the first stop of the inaugural season of the USA Climbing National Cup Series of professional bouldering competitions for the second year. The National Cup Series will include four competitions leading up to Bouldering Open National Championships in Salt Lake City, UT in February 2018.

Each event of the National Cup Series will have a cash purse of $10,000 and USA Climbing will be awarding another $10,000 at the conclusion of the series. Kynan Waggoner, USA Climbing’s CEO says, “Top 8 will go to Finals in each event and we will have a season ranking updated after each competition. After Bouldering Open National Championships in SLC, we’ll see where the rankings stand and award our $10,000 Cup Series purse.”

Open Category Purse Payout for Male and Female Competitors

1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place 6th Place 7th Place 8th Place
$1500 $1200 $800 $500 $400 $300 $200 $100

Want to sponsor the Yank-N-Yard?


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!


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 20th & 21st. 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

$45 Early Registration – Closes Thursday, October 19th at midnight.
$40 Early Group Registration of 8 or More for Citizens’ Only – Closes Thursday, October 19th at midnight.
$55 Late Registration – October 20th & 21st.
Show up or call us to register for the Youth or Citizens’ rounds after October 19th.

  USA Climbing Open Competition

$75 Online Registration – You must register directly with USA Climbing. A USAC competitor membership is required if competing in more than one National Cup competition. A $10 USAC day-member pass is required if only competing in the Yank-N-Yard. Visit USA Climbing’s Membership Overview for more information.
Open Category Registration


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 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, which ever comes first. In the evening, everyone joins the party and gathers around for the main event, the Open Finals!


Friday, Oct. 20th


Rules Meeting 5:45PM – 6:00PM
Open Qualifiers (spectators welcome) 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Saturday, Oct. 21st


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
Party! 5:00PM
Finals Iso Check In 5:00PM – 5:45PM
Open Finals (spectators welcome) 6:00PM – TBD
Prize Raffle and Awards after finals – til we’re done