Spring Fling 2023

Saturday, March 4, 2023 - 07:00

Spring Fling 2023
Kick off the spring climbing season by climbing in our annual Spire Spring Fling rope competition. You’ve been training hard all winter (right?!), so come show us what you’re made of. We encourage you to dress up like it's the 80's (think spandex, bright colors, mullets, and headbands)! We'll give an extra raffle ticket to anyone that shows up in costume. We’ll have a DJ, lights, huge raffle, and prizes galore.



Date: March 4th, 2023

LocationSpire Main Facility - 13 Enterprise Blvd, Bozeman, MT 59718

Results:  Youth - Adult Citizens - Adult Marathon


  • Volunteer Belayers & Judges Needed: Volunteer HERE for the Youth Comp and we’ll cover your Citizens Comp entry fee!
  • Youth USAC Regional Qualifier: $60 - Competitors must register online via the USAC website here. Log in to your Sport:80 account to sign up for the Spire Climbing + Fitness Lead/TR Qualifying Event. Youth competitors will need a current USAC membership to register. Max participants is 100.
  • Citizens Comp:  $55 - online pre-registration until midnight. $60 - day of competition. Price includes adult beverage (for those of age), raffle ticket, and spectator entry to finals. Click here to register online or register at Spire the day of event. Max participants is 75 so register early to guarantee a spot!
  • Finals Spectating:  All competitors receive free entry to finals. Entry fee is $15.  Includes a free adult beverage while supplies last. Spectator tickets are limited and can be pre-purchased online HERE. Finals will also broadcast live on Spire’s YouTube page.

Spring Fling 2023 Shirts are $15 each. Shirts are limited and first-come, first-served.

**Youth competitors may also compete in the Citizens comp for an additional $20.

Competition Formats and Scoring:

  • Youth Comp (Session 1): USAC Modified Redpoint format.
  • Citizens Comp (Session 2):  Redpoint format. Masters (35+), Open and Intermediate/Beginner. Top 3 completed routes.  Failed attempts on scored routes will result in a one-point reduction for each attempt. Top 7 open competitors will proceed to onsite finals. Finals Round is onsite (1 route). 
  • Marathon (Session 2): As many routes as you can do! One point each.
  • Scoring:  Youth Scoring results can be found HERE. All Citizens competitors will need to download the KAYA app onto a mobile device and join either the “SSF 23 - Citizens Qualifier” or “SSF 23 – Marathon Comp” challenge to enter their scores and see live results during the competition.

 Youth Rules:

  • Rules for the Spring Fling Youth Qualifying Event will follow the rules as outlined by USA Climbing in section 7.8.3 of the rulebook for a Modified Redpoint Youth QE.

 Citizen Rules:

  • All Competitors who Top Rope Belay, Lead Climb, or Lead Belay MUST BE TESTED AND APPROVED BY A SPIRE STAFF BEFORE THE EVENT STARTS!
  • Routes have no designated starting holds. Competitors may start on any holds which they can reach from the ground. On all TR finishes competitor, must control the final hold(s). On all Lead finishes, competitor must complete the final clip. Top of the wall is off.
  • Competitors can attempt any route as many times as they want.  If a hold spins or breaks, step off immediately or the attempt will count (then please contact a staff member). If you use a hold or feature that is "off route", no points can be earned and the attempt will count.
  • Only designated holds and features are permitted for climbing each route. “Smearing” is allowed so long as a competitor does not utilize something off route such as another hold. Volumes are considered part of the wall and can be used unless otherwise noted.
  • Bolt holes on the wall are not permitted to be used as hand holds at any time. Bolt holes on holds can be used.
  • Competitors cannot work routes. You must lower to the ground immediately after falling. You may brush holds while lowering.

Prizes and Swag:  $1400 cash purse Citizens Comp Men’s/Women’s (1st - $400, 2nd – $200, 3rd - $100), prizes for other category winners and raffle.

Food: tacos

Event Schedule

Youth Regional Qualifier // Session 1 - All male and female categories (Jr, A, B, C, D)

  • Judge Meeting: 7am
  • Check in: 7 - 7:45am
  • Competitor Technical Meeting: 7:45am
  • Climbing: 8am – 12pm

Citizens Comp // Session 2

  • Check in: 12:30 – 1:15pm
  • Competitor Technical Meeting: 1:15pm
  • Climbing: 1:30 – 5:30pm


  • ISO Check in: 5:30 – 6pm
  • Doors open for Spectators: 6pm
  • Finals: 7:00pm
  • Citizen awards and raffle to follow ~ 9pm

*Schedule is subject to change as final registration numbers are identified.