38th Annual Pocatello Pump

What is the Pocatello Pump?
The Pocatello Pump, the oldest rock climbing competition in America (38 years), takes place on the basalt cliffs of Ross Park.

Where and When

Saturday, September 14: Registration starts at 8 a.m on the Sunny Side of Ross Park on South 2nd Ave. The Yosemite, City of Rocks, Shawangunks, Smith Rocks, Castle Rocks, and Massacre Rocks categories begin the one and half hour top rope climbing heats at 9 a.m. Note: there will only be two heats on Saturday.

Sunday, September 15: 8 a.m. – noon lead climbing segement of the Yosemite, City of Rocks, and Shawangunks categories on the Sunny Side of Ross Park. 10 a.m. registration for the Seneca Rocks, Red Rocks, Massacre Rocks, Everest, Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon categories on the Shady Side of Ross Park on South 4th avenue; one hour long climbing heats begin at 11 a.m. Awards ceremony and prize give away (must be present to receive a prize) shortly after the third heat ends.

Pocatello Pump Waiver.pdf

Online registrations closes at midnight on 9/12/19
T-shirt with online-registration by 9/6/19 only
Day-of event registration does not include t-shirt
Only two heats on Saturday
Judging via Honor System
Sunday top-rope categories start at 11 a.m.
No lead climb score cards will be handed out after 10 a.m. Sunday

SAT-SUN – City of Rocks -SAT Top rope and SUN Leading – 5.11a and higher,
SAT-SUN – Shawanagunks-SAT Top rope and SUN Leading – 5.10a-5.10d,
SAT – Smith Rocks-Top rope-Up to 5.10,
SAT – Castle Rocks-Top rope-5.10-5.12,
SAT – Massacre Rocks-Top rope- non-competitive,
SUN – Massacre Rocks-Top rope- non-competitive,
SUN – Seneca Rocks – Top rope – Up to 5.9,
SUN – Red Rocks – Top rope – 5.10-5.12,
SUN – Everest – Top rope – physical disability,
SUN – Big Cottonwood Canyon-Top rope-11-15 years old,
SUN – Little Cottonwood Canyon-Top rope-10 years old and younger
Entry Fees:

$35 Online (Includes a custom designed T-shirt)
$40 Day-of (Does not include T-Shirt)

The Pocatello Pump will donate $5.00 for each person who participates in the competition to the Access Fund. The Access Fund is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting climbers’ interests in the United States while preserving America’s diverse climbing resource.

The Pump will also donate $5.00 for each entrant to the Idaho State University Climbing Scholarship. This scholarship, in the amount of $1000/semester, is given to an ISU student that participated in the Pump. Contact the Scholarship Office for more info.

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