Thank you to everyone who made Passion for Flashin' 2023 a huge success! From the competitors, to the volunteers, and to the sponsors - we couldn't do it without you.

Check out photos from the event here!


Join us at VE - St. Paul on February 18th for our annual climbing competition!

Sponsored by our friends at La Sportiva, Petzl, Rhino Skin Solutions, Nicros, Friction Labs, Skillzboard, Vasque, Kula Cloth, Rocky Talkies, Mad Rock, Tentsile, CragDog, FlowFit Yoga and Fitness, Blue Door Pub, Sociable Cider Werks, Minneapolis Cider Company, Mississippi Market Co-op, and Summit Ridge Co.!

We're also teaming up with Coco's Heart Dog Rescue - a local, volunteer-based organization aiming to provide a loving home to animals in need - to feature an adoptable animal on each comp route! All proceeds from this competition will go towards VE - St. Paul, donations will be accepted separately for anyone who would like to support this wonderful organization.

Redpoint Format | Top Rope, Lead, Bouldering Competition

Citizen's Competition

This local competition is not sanctioned by USA Climbing and is open to all. At Passion for Flashin', competitors will have the opportunity to climb boulders, top rope routes, and lead routes. All climbs (boulder, top rope, and lead) will be given a point value. The top five scoring climbs completed by each competitor will be used to determine their final score.

So, for example, if a climber flashes three boulders, three top rope routes, and three lead routes (nine total), the top five highest scoring of those nine completed will make up their final score. Climbers with the top four overall scores in each overall category (Everyone's Welcome, Men's, and Women's) will go on to compete in finals. Sub-division (Recreational, Intermediate, Advanced) does not limit eligibility for a spot in finals.

Everyone’s Welcome Recreational (VB -V1 / 5.8 to 5.10-)
Everyone’s Welcome Intermediate (V2-V5 / 5.10- to 5.11-)
Everyone’s Welcome Advanced (V6+ / 5.11+)
Everyone’s Welcome Wizards (45+)

Women’s Recreational (VB -V1 / 5.8 to 5.10-)
Women’s Intermediate (V2-V5 / 5.10- to 5.11-)
Women’s Advanced (V6+ / 5.11+)
Women’s Wizards (45+)

Men’s Recreational (VB -V1 / 5.8 to 5.10-)
Men’s Intermediate (V2-V5 / 5.10- to 5.11-)
Men’s Advanced (V6+ / 5.11+)
Men’s Wizards (45+)

Schedule of Events
8:00–9:15 AM — Registration + Check-in
9:15–9:30 AM — Announcements + Rules
9:30 AM–1:30 PM — Climbing Competition
1:30 – 2:15 PM — Counting points
2:15–3:15 PM — Finals
3:15–3:30 PM — Awards + Prizes

Early bird price: $50
Day of price: $65

Volunteers Wanted

Volunteers play a crucial role in the successful operation of our competitions. If you don't plan on competing, please consider volunteering. All volunteers will receive an event T-Shirt, 30% OFF coupon for the VE pro-shop, and a FREE day pass.

All participants must sign our Liability Waiver and Rules Agreement.