Join us to compete in The Burden of Proof! Our first annual competition will be full of fun, friendly competition, and all-day entertainment. All ages and abilities are welcome to compete. 

When: Saturday, February 1st, check-in at 11:00 AM – doors open at 10:30 AM

Price: $40 before 1/17 (Early Bird Registration guarantees T-Shirt), $50 after 1/18

Where: The Proving Ground Bouldering Gym, 1503 E. College Ave Normal, IL 61761


Redpoint format with finals for upper divisions in both mens and womens categories.

Divisions are determined and assigned the day of the event, but we will ask what level you are at during registration.

Recreational: VB-V2
Intermediate: V3-V5
Advanced: V6+


Volunteer positions are filled. Thanks everyone!!

What to Expect

Burden of Proof T-Shirt for Early Bird Registrants and volunteers
Entire gym will be reset with new and exclusive boulder problems!
Prizes for finalists in each category
Giveaways/contests with prizes!
On-site stretching and injury clinic from Advanced Rehab and Sports Medicine Services
Food trucks available all day
All day entertainment and an after party!
10:30 AM: TPG Doors open!
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Check-in and registration begins
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Competitor meeting
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Food truck available outside
12:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Comp
4:00 PM and on: Finals and awards

Thank you to our sponsors!

Advanced Rehab and Sports Medicine Services,  Hamilton and Sikora CPA,  Meghan O’Neal-Rogozinski,  Coldwell Banker Commercial,  Shive-Hattery Architecture and Engineering,  Town and Country Bank,  Kinetik,  Butora,  Escape Holds,  Metolius Climbing,  Butora,  Mad Rock,  MntWrks,  Tragur,  Capital Climbing