Competition junkies and climbing newcomers; everyone's welcome at the Rocktober 2019 climbing contest…

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From nervous newbies to gnarly pros the Rocktoberfest climbing contest is the opportunity for all of Saigon’s climbing community to pit themselves against the wall in the spirit of friendly competition.

It's the climbing contest unlike any other in Vietnam. We have categories for everyone from beginners to seasoned specialists and challenges that include bouldering on Vietnam's only MoonBoard to lead climbing, as well as traditional top roping. Set your goal, conquer your mountain.

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Open to all levels from beginners to pros, the Rocktober Climbing contest includes bouldering, top roping, and lead climbing in different categories. Come pit yourself against our challenges in the company of Saigon's warm and friendly climbing community.

Event Timing: October 19th and 20th 2019
Event Address: 188/1 Nguyen Van Huong, P. Thao Dien, Quan 2, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.


September 19th - October 1st 2019 - Early Bird - 300.000 VND

October 1st - October 19th 2019 - Regular Registration - 400.000 VND

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Monkey Quest 6-12 yrs - At the door Registration - 300.000 VND (500,000 vnd for 2)

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*PUSH Member participation price - 270.000 VND, at any time of registration.


MONKEY QUEST (climbing adventure for kids)



1. Registration Open on 19th of September 2019 @

2. Fill the Form or SIGN UP ONLINE: don't forget to add your t-shirt size and category.

3. Submit the form, pay online or pay at location
Add: 188/1 Nguyễn Văn Hưởng, Thảo Điền, Quận 2, Hồ Chí Minh


Saturday 19th October
10:00 - 20:00 SPORT & OUTDOOR MARKET

14:00 - 15:00 Competition Sign In
15:00 - 15:30 Orientation
16:00 - 20:00 Scoring Round
20:30 - 21:30 Score Count & Results Announcement

14:00 - 23:00 DJ / LIVE MUSIC

Sunday 20th October
10:00 - 13:00 Monkey Quest

10:00 - 20:00 SPORT & OUTDOOR MARKET
14:00 - 23:00 DJ / LIVE MUSIC

14:00 - 15:00 Final's Registration
15:00 - 15:30 Orientation
16:00 - 19:00 Final's Scoring
19:00 - 20:00 Score Count

20:00 - 21:00 Award Ceremony

Come and Participate of the two-day challenge!

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We all need one, so lets play fair this time round…

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We expect that all competitors will treat other climbers, judges, belayers, and volunteers with respect, and represent themselves well. Failure to do so may result in disqualification from the event.

The use of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol while competing at Push’s Rocktober Fest is strictly prohibited.



If a climber falls, their attempt ends and are lowered. The climber must start at the back of the line for their next attempt.
Climbers will belay each other. Once the current climber is finished, the belayer for that climber becomes the next climber. Each belayer must have a backup belayer. The backup belayer becomes the belayer and a new competitor becomes the backup.

All belayers MUST be certified to belay by the Push’s Rocktober fest staff. Belayers or climbers exhibiting unsafe practices will be replaced.

The belayer must leave an appropriate amount of slack in the rope at all times. Tension on the rope may be deemed as an artificial aid or hindrance to a competitor and may result in disqualification of the attempt.
A climber’s attempt shall be deemed to have started when both feet have left the ground.
The climber must CONTROL the finish hold on a roped route, but is not required to match hands to receive points for completion of that route. The climber must establish contact with the route judge so that the judge may verify control of the finish hold.
Weighting of the rope will be considered a fall.


Teams: (2 players per team) (1 man, 1 woman)

Climbing Routes:  2 routes per team (1 for male, 1 for female) - routes will be either be chosen from the APP or just like the MB masters, each team make their own routes so they are given an hour(for example) to prep or set the routes before the comp and put it on the app.


C. Climbing time is 5 minutes per team

D. Rounds – Teams will cycle until scoring time is over.

E. Scoring : The MoonBoard has 18 Rows - each row is 10 points - total of 180 points


Top Out Bonus: +20-point bonus

Flash Bonus:  +20-point bonus to flash

Total Points possible: 200 point if top out and 220 if flash.

Spotters should not have any physical contact with the climber during a bouldering attempt.
Boulders have 2 attempts at a start (when the body leaves contact with the ground) and 1 fall before going to the back of the line.
For bouldering problems, the route judge should not serve as both spotter and judge.
Only climbers, spotters and judges are permitted to be in bouldering area. Please stand away from crowded areas/fall zones.

The climber must CONTROL and MATCH HANDS on the finish hold(s) of a boulder problem to receive points for completion of that problem.
The climber must establish contact with the route judge so that the judge may verify control of the finish hold. The Coordinator may choose to allow competitors with their scorecards in a queue, to also make one last attempt (time permitting). Otherwise, climbers MUST turn in their scorecard.

Bolt hangers and quickdraws are not permitted to be used as hand holds or foot holds at any time.
Neither the side edges nor the top edge of the wall shall be used for climbing, unless specifically designated as part of the route/problem.
Only designated holds and features are permitted for climbing each route.
Rules and instructions regarding a route may be given by the Route Judge prior to a competitor’s attempt if asked for.
The Route Judge may order an attempt ended if he or she decides that to proceed further would contravene the regulations regarding safety of the competitor.
The refusal by a competitor to obey the instruction of a Route Judge to terminate their attempt on a route shall result in the disqualification of the competitor.


This is a flash/red point format competition – points are awarded if the climber completes each route or boulder problem without falling. Climbers are allowed as many attempts on each problem as they can do, however each attempt is worth -100 points.
The number of points awarded is based on the number of attempts used to complete the route.

All of the competitor’s top rope or bouldering completed climbs will be used to calculate the climber’s final score and final category placement. The higher the points, the harder the route.
Ties will be decided in favor of the climber who used fewer attempts, i.e. falls will break ties. If a tie still remains climbers will climb a route of the next highest category. The climber with control of the most holds wins.



A technical incident is:

  • A broken or spinning hold.

  • Tape stuck to a shoe.

  • An open wound.

  • Anything else that creates an unfair disadvantage to a competitor that is not the result of an action on the part of the competitor.

  • If a technical incident occurs, the climber may reclimb the route from the beginning without penalty.

  • It is the climber's responsibility to ensure that his/her clothing, chalk bag, and other equipment is properly secured. There are no grounds for a technical if the above-mentioned items impede the climber.

  • Spinning holds or other technical incidents must be declared by the climber AT THE TIME OF ITS OCCURRENCE.

  • If the competitor feels he/she is the subject of an unfair disadvantage while climbing, he/she must declare so WHILE ON THE ROUTE. If the route judge agrees that the incident has created an unfair disadvantage, the competitor will be lowered to the ground and will be allowed another attempt on the route, with no penalty incurred. If the route judge does not agree that a technical incident has occurred, the competitor must continue his/her current attempt on the route.

  • If a competitor does not agree with the score, he or she must appeal to the Chief Judge.



The following infringements may result in the immediate disqualification of the competitor from the competition:

  • The use of non-approved equipment.

  • The use of any knot other than a figure 8 follows through with overhand knot.

  • Untying from the rope while climbing.

  • Distracting or interfering with any competitor, who is preparing for, or attempting, a route.

  • Distracting or interfering with any official while they are carrying out their duties.

  • Failure to comply with the instructions of the official judges and/or the organizer’s officials.

  • The use of prohibited drugs, and/or use of alcohol at any point during the event, including but not limited to, registration, and check-in is considered unsporting behavior.