VERTIGO Bouldering Competition




2012 VERTIGO Results

At SMU's VERTIGO bouldering competition, there is only one hard, fast rule...climb hard or go home.  With competitive categories for every level of climber, you don't have to be a pro, but you do have to try!  Free food, prizes, fun climbs, a slackline competition and plenty of good company are guaranteed to make VERTIGO an awesome competition!

The competition is open to climbers age 18 or older of any skill level.  Categories are Scramblers (Beginner: V0 to V2), Boulderers (Intermediate: V3 to V5) and High-Ballers (Advanced: V6 and up). VERTIGO competition will be a redpoint format, meaning competitors can watch others climb and may attempt as many routes as desired within the allotted session time.  Multiple attempts can be made on each route without incurring penalty although falls will be counted in case of tie.  A climber's final score will be comprised of the top five scores from the day.

Registration is ONLINE ONLY and a first come, first serve basis.  Space is limited as there is only one session capable of holding up to 45 climbers.  Registration snags you a VERTIGO t-shirt, grab-bag of swag, entry for door prizes and participation in our slackline competition!

After climbing ends, we will serve food and begin the slackline.  Awards to male and female climbers in each category and door prizes will follow.  Plus, anyone could win a door prize!  So if looking for a good time, come out and enjoy our VERTIGO Bouldering competition and remember, climb hard or go home!


  • 10:00 AM: Check-In Opens
  • 10:30 AM: Competitor's Meeting
  • 10:45 AM: Bouldering Begins
  • 1:45 PM: Bouldering Ends
  • 2:00 Pm: Slackline and Lunch
  • 2:45 PM: Awards and Door Prizes


  • Early Registration: (Sept 21-Oct 12): $25
  • Late Registration (Oct 13-19): $30

Vacancies for day-of registration will be posted on the SMU OA Facebook page.


  • VISA, MasterCard and Discover Accepted.
  • Competitors must be 18 years of age or older and ID will be required at check-in.
  • All competitors will be required to sign an SMU Climbing Wall release of liability.
  • Cancellations after 24 hours in advance and no shows will forfiet entire fee.
  • Must be present for door prizes.
  • Spectators will need to check in at the Dedman Center Main Desk.

Parking is the responsibility of the competitor.  SMU, Department of Recreational Sports and SMU Outdoor Adventures are not responsible for parking violations. 

Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports is located on the SMU Dallas campus 4 miles north of downtown along Central Expressway (Hwy 75).  Due to various construction projects, it is recommended to arrive early.  North or South, take exit #3, Mockingbird/University Blvd. Take Mockingbird to west.  Turn onto campus via Bishop Blvd heading north.  Take a right on Binkley Ave.  Go one block and look for entrance to Binkley Garage.  Visitor parking is $3/day.

 Alternative and free parking is available at the Mockingbird DART rail station and requires a 1/4 mile walk to the Dedman Center.  Please be aware that campus construction has altered pedestrian access to campus from this direction.

 Campus Maps/Directions

For other on-campus parking options, please read here.






2011 VERTIGO Results


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