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Flash Fest


Come join us for the resurgence of Texas State University's annual bouldering competition, Flash Fest 2018!

Basic Information:

  • Date: Saturday, March 24th, 2018
  • Time: 10:00am-6:00pm
    • 10:00a Check-in/Coffee Social
    • 10:30a Session 1 Rules Meeting and Scorecard Info
    • 11:00a Session 1 Climbing Begins
    • 1:30p Session 2 Rules Meeting and Scorecard Info
    • 2:00p Session 1 Climbing Ends
    • 2:15p Session 2 Climbing Begins
    • 5:15p Session 2 Climbing Ends
    • 5:30p Scoring and Food
    • 6:00p Results, Prizes, Raffle
  • *If less than 35 competitors sign-up, we will drop down to one single session beginning at 12:00pm (noon).*
  • Location: Texas State University, Student Recreation Center - Climbing Wall
    • 1011 Academy St. San Marcos, TX. 78666
  • Parking for the competition will be available at the lot in front of the Rec.



  • Regular Registration: February 20th-March 17th
    • $25 TXST Students
    • $30 All Other
  • Registration after March 17th
    • $35 TXST Students and All Other
  • Day-Of Registration (if available): $40
  • Fees include: Contest Entry and a FlashFest T-Shirt



Rules & Regulations:

  • Categories: Men's and Women's
    • Beginner (V0 - V2)
    • Intermediate (V2+ - V4+)
    • Advanced (V5 - V7+)
    • Open* (V8+) Open category will only be used if enough participants compete in this category. Otherwise, Advanced will be the highest category.
  • Minimum age of 10 years old to participate - with parent consent
  • Must be 18 years of age or older to sign personal waiver
  • Must sign a Texas State University Waiver
  • Cancellations 24 hours prior or no shows forfeit entire fee
  • Shoes, and chalk available (supplies limited)
  • Prizes will be given to the top competitors in each category

Thank you to all of our Sponsors!

  • Austin Bouldering Project
  • Crux Climbing Gym
  • Summer Moon Coffee Bar
  • So iLL
  • Black Diamond
  • Whole Earth Provision Co.

Previous Year's Flash Fest Photos