The Limestoner is an annual climbing competition and community event held at Reimer’s Ranch Park, just west of Austin in April. The funds raised at the Limestoner go towards hardware maintenance at our local crags, equipment (drills, drill bits, etc.) fundraising efforts, and CTM-led trail days.
The standard competition is scored based on a point system. Routes are assigned a point value, with extra points for leading. Your top 5 (subject to change) routes are totaled for your score. Routes must be climbed clean to count, meaning no falling or hanging on the rope. Two witnesses must sign your scorecard, so competitors often work in teams. Stick clipping the first bolt and hanging draws is permitted for lead climbing. An updated routes list (to reflect new routes at North Shore) will be provided at the event.
You may choose to enter for endurance climbing, where it is not quality that counts, but quantity. As with standard climbing competition, top roping is permitted. No extra points are assigned for leading.
All competitors are welcome to enter the Speed Comp, which takes place at 5pm, after scorecards are turned in. Competitors climb as fast as they can on top-rope and their time is recorded for a winner.
The competition includes additional activities for competitors and non-competitors alike:
- Silent Auction
- Beginner climbing classes for friends and family provided by Rock-About
- Food and Drink
- Saturday night after party at Rock Dog Campground
- Sunday’s post-competition classes and clinics including yoga, bolting and knot tying classes, and slacklining clinics
Central Texas’ newest campground, Rock Dog, hosted the first-ever Limestoner after-party in 2014. It was an incredible night with a slideshow presentation, bonfire, crate-stacking competition and general revelry! Rock Dog continues to host the Limestoner after-party on Saturday night. If you haven’t checked Rock Dog out yet, get on it! Camping is primitive (porta potties are available); please bring your own water.