Pulldown Climbing Competition

Pulldown Climbing Competition

The Pulldown is a sanctioned USA Climbing Collegiate red-point competition by USA Climbing held annually each February.  It caters mostly to competitive collegiate climbers from across the Metroplex, state and region with climbers regularly attending from as far away as Lubbock, San Marcos, San Antonio, as well as Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. 

The Pulldown is a great introduction to competitive climbing and offers something for the beginner (<5.9) to advanced (>5.11) climber.   The Pulldown is a redpoint format competition meaning competitors climb at the same time, competitors can climb as much as they desire in the time limit, and only the top 5 climbs will count toward the final score.  The Pulldown also plays host to a few “extras” like men’s and women’s speed climbing, men’s and women’s Dyno Elimination.  Redpoint climbing is typically divided into 2-4 hour sessions (subject to change): AM & PM. Speed and Dyno will follow the PM session.  Awards and door prizes after the Dyno.

Climbers placing 1-3 in the redpoint Men's and Women's beginner, intermediate, and advanced divisions as well as 1-3 in Speed and Dyno Elimination will win awards. All registered climbers will receive a grab-bag, a very cool competition t-shirt and names entered into a drawing for door prizes.  Registration generally opens in January or early February and is prioritized for CCS members.  Competition fees are due at time of registration.  Please note that this competition is limited to 100 climbers (50 for AM session and 50 for PM session).  It is not uncommon to fill a specific session early.  Day of event registration is often restricted to a specific session if available at all.


  • Early Registration For CCS Members only: Feb 2- Feb 16 @ $ 35.00
  • Regular Registration: Feb 17-23 @ $ 40.00
  • Day-Of Registration (if available): @ $ 45.00 (Cash or Check Only)
  • DAY-Member Pass (For those who are not CCS members) registrations are completed online, via the Join button on the USA Climbing website, and are not available in paper form.  DAY-Member passes cost $10 and are available for purchase beginning the Monday prior to your event day and only good for one specific event.  The database is meant to update the member list within the web scoring module and on the “Membership List” of the website within 5 minutes of being purchased. CCS members who register for this competition should also purchase their USA Climbing Collegiate Membership and be current for their names to show in the web scoring module.


Participation in the competition is not guaranteed until payment of fees by the registrant.
Registration fee includes: Speed and Dyno Elimination, lunch, competition t-shirt, door prizes, and access to the facility

(Learn more about and/or join USA Climbing Collegiate )

Rules & Regulations

  • If available, Day-Of Registration will be Cash or Check Only.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must sign an SMU Competition Release of Liability.
  • Must sign a USA Climbing Release.
  • All non-CCS member will have to get a day of pass in order to access registration into the web based score sheet.
  • Cancellations 24 hours prior or no shows forfeit entire fee.
  • Must be present for door prizes.
  • Harnesses, shoes, and chalk available (supplies limited).


Advance Registration Recommended. Session Space is Limited

AM Session: PM Session:
Check-In 8:00 am Check-In: 11:30 am
Climber's Meeting 8:30 am Climber's Meeting 12:30 pm
Climb 8:45 - 12:15 Climb 12:45-4:15

Speed (m/w) 4:15-5:15 pm
Dyno (m/w) 4:30-5:30 pm

Awards/Door Prizes Immediately following


For any questions please contact the Climbing Wall at 214-768-9917 or Albert Mitugo at 214 768 4822.