Join us for the 2021 Pebble Turkey Crusher bouldering competition at VE–Glendale Heights on November 13th.

It’s back! Every fall Vertical Endeavors in Glendale Heights hosts our highly anticipated Pebble Turkey Crusher bouldering competition. This year, however, our comp is themed around Thanksgiving and focused on giving back to our community! We will have a canned food drive going on throughout the day. To receive your competition t-shirt, you will need to donate at least one canned-good to our food drive.

The comp will be modified red-point format.

USAC Youth Competition:


8am-8:45am - Check-in for MJR, MYA, FYB, MYC, FYD
8:45am-9am - Rules/Announcements
9am-12pm - Climbing for MJR, MYA, FYB, MYC, FYD
11am-11:45am - Check-in for FJR, FYA, MYB, FYC, MYD
11:45am-12pm - Rules/announcements
12pm-3pm - Climbing for FJR, FYA, MYB, FYC, MYD
3pm-4pm - Score tabulation and awards

Register using your USAC account here!

Citizen's Competition:


4:00 pm - 9:00PM pm Non- Sanctioned Citizens Competition

This local competition is not sanctioned by USA Climbing and is open to all.

All YOUTH competitors attending the USAC sanctioned comp require a USAC membership. USAC memberships cannot be purchased through Vertical Endeavors. Please visit https://usaclimbing.org/memberships/ for more information and to purchase a competitor membership.


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 a Turkey Crusher T-Shirt, 30% OFF coupon for the VE pro-shop, and a FREE day pass. Receive two additional FREE day passes for each additional shift worked.

All participants must sign our Liability Waiver and Rules Agreement.