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Fri, Nov 04


1 Tripps Ln

Holy Boulders: The Pilgrimage 2022

Help us raise the remaining owed amount to ensure access to the House Boulders & Holy Boulders for future generations while testing your skills on some of the finest boulders in the country.

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Holy Boulders: The Pilgrimage 2022

Time & Location

Nov 04, 2022, 5:00 PM – Nov 05, 2022, 11:30 PM

1 Tripps Ln, 1 Tripps Ln, Pomona, IL 62975, USA

About the Event

The Illinois Climbers Association is proud to present "Holy Boulders: The Pilgrimage" on November 5th, 2022. Nestled on a Southern Illinois hillside, the Holy Boulders is a world-class bouldering area offering classic lines of all grades on perfectly textured sandstone.  Help us to continue to raise funds for the Holy Boulders and the newly aquired House Boulders, to ensure access to future generations while testing your skills on some of the finest boulders in the country.

  • Early Bird Registration is $65 and open through September 30th.
  • Registration after September 30th will be $75. Cometition tee-shirt is not guaranteed.
  • Spectators Tickets are $20.
  • Current ICA Members receive a $10 discount code. Click here to become an ICA Member! Members will receive a email with more information.

Your competitor registration includes:

Friday night film outside at competition site (weather dependent).

Entrance to Holy Boulders: The Pilgrimage 2022

Camping: Friday & Saturday night

After Party with the Swamp Tigers

Competitor tee-shirt (guaranteed for early reigistration)

HB The Pilgrimage hooded sweatshirts are available through pre-order only before September 30th.  Please order yours when purchasing your ticket.  Hooded sweatshirts WILL NOT be available at the comp.

Spectators Tickets:

Entrace to Holy Boulders comp for spectating only. No climbing.


Pre-purchase your pulled pork, hamburger or veggie burger!

Women's Categories:

Beginner (V0-V2)

Intermediate (V3-V4)

Advanced (V5-V6)

Elite (V7+)

Men's Categories:  Beginner (V0-V2)

Intermediate (V3-V5)

Advanced (V6-V8)

Elite (V9+)


Stonemaster - Ages 40+

Circuitmaster - Most Cumulative Points

Youth - Ages 13 and under

How do I pick my category? Please choose a category based on whether or not you could complete two previously unclimbed problems (in a given day) of that grade. That will likely put you into the appropriate category. Be honest, we have and will bump sandbaggers.

Friday November 4th


Competition Site Pomona

2:00 pm Competition Site opens

4:00 pm Competitor and Spectator Check in begins

7:00pm Classic Climbing Film Screenings

Saturday November 5th

7:30am - Registration opens

9am - Competition Begins

3pm - Climbing Ends

4:30 - Awards

After Party to follow with the Swamp Tigers

Sunday November 6th Finish yesterday's projects! Pack out all trash.


Note: While the Holy Boulders is always open to the public, the competition camping, staging area, and awards are held on private property and is only open to the public during the competition.

Waiver You can download a waiver at:

Please return your signed waiver to

What are the camping and parking options? Parking and camping will be available on site to all competitors and participants Friday and Saturday nights (11/4 & 11/5).  Please carpool if you can!

Other Places To Stay: For information on other lodging options including bed and breakfasts and cabin rentals, please visit:

Spectators Due to space restriction spectators are $20 to join in the fun and walk through the boulders during the competition.  Please note that climbers always have the right of way and ONLY COMPETITORS CAN CLIMB during compettion hours!

Bring Extra Cash! For food, raffles and more!

Can I update my registration information? Yes, you can update your registration.  Email

Dogs? NO DOGS!!!

Rain Date In event of rain or inclimate weather, the competition will be held on Sunday November 6th. If a second rain date is required, competitors will be notified of the rescheduled date.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please email with any additional questions!

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