Dark Horse Competition Series

For those who follow or participate in competition climbing across the US, you’re no stranger to the East Coast’s famous Dark Horse Bouldering Competition —a multi-round bouldering competition hosted by MetroRock that brings together the country’s most well known and under-the-radar bouldering masters … all in one place.


Related: Dark Horse Bouldering Competition Series, Season 7 Preview


And like in most years, this 2015/2016 season has been an exciting one, with underdogs and familiar favorites, like Nathaniel Coleman, Megan Mascarenas, Nina Williams, and Kai Lightner securing spots for the final Championship round (see all results).

Kai Lightner Climbing at the Dark Horse Competition

Nina Williams Climbing at the Dark Horse Competition


Season 7 Dark Horse Championship Round

But the fun certainly isn’t over yet … the most thrilling component of this unique competition—the Dark Horse Championship Round—will take place on January 23rd in Everett, MA. And whether you’re one of the pros or a beginner climber, you can participate in the action with the potential to earn a spot in the finals.

Registration is still open, so if you’re in the area, don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to climb world class problems alongside some of the sport’s most talented climbers:



And don’t worry—if you can’t make it to this year’s final event, the Dark Horse Competition Series will be back next year, only with some new, exciting tweaks and changes for Season 8.

Check out the highlight reel from Round 1:


Dark Horse Competition climbers Dark Horse Competition climbers

To stay tuned to the 2016 Championship Round footage and updates, follow the Dark Horse Bouldering Competition Series Facebook page and visit the website.