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For complete details about the Pocatello Pump, please visit the ISU Outdoor Adventure Center's Pocatello Pump webpage.

Pocatello Pump Waiver.pdf

  • Online registrations closes at midnight on 9/15/16
  • T-shirt with online-registration by September 1, 2016 only
  • Day-of event registration does not include t-shirt
  • Only two heats on Saturday
  • Judging via Honor System
  • Sunday top-rope categories start at 11 a.m.
  • No lead climb score cards will be handed out after 10 a.m. Sunday
Entry Fees:
  • $35 Online (Includes a custom designed T-shirt)
  • $40 Day-of (Does not include T-Shirt)

Pocatello Pump Climbing Competition


2016 Pocatello Pump $35.00
Entries must be received by Friday, 9/9/16 to receive a T-Shirt. You will choose your category at checkout.
Available Until : Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:59 PM

Pig Out BBQ - Adult Climber's $8.00
Limit one ticket per entrant
Available Until : Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:59 PM

Pig Out BBQ - Adult Guests $10.00
Available Until : Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:59 PM

Pig Out BBQ - Kids under 11 $5.00
Available Until : Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:59 PM


What is the Pocatello Pump?

The oldest (35 years climbing) and most fun rock climbing competition in America.

Where and When

Saturday, September 17: Registration starts at 7 a.m on the Sunny Side of Ross Park on South 2nd Ave. The Yosemite, City of Rocks, Shawangunks, Smith Rocks, and Massacre Rocks categories begin the one and half hour top rope climbing heats at 8 a.m. Note: there will only be two heats on Saturday.

Sunday, September 18: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. lead climbing segement of the Yosemite, City of Rocks, and Shawangunks categories on the Sunny Side of Ross Park. 10 a.m. registration for the Seneca Rocks, Red Rocks, Massacre Rocks, Everest, Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon categories on the Shady Side of Ross Park on South 4th avenue; one hour long climbing heats begin at 11 a.m. Awards ceremony and prize give away (must be present to receive a prize) shortly after the third heat ends.

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When & Where
Event Date:
Saturday, September 17, 2016  
Event Location:
Ross Park
Pocatello ID 83209

Exact Location
Location Map

The Pocatello Pump will donate $5.00 for each person who participates in the competition to the Access Fund. The Access Fund is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting climbers' interests in the United States while preserving America's diverse climbing resource.

The Pump will also donate $5.00 for each entrant to the Idaho State University Climbing Scholarship. This scholarship, in the amount of $1000/semester, is given to an ISU student that participated in the Pump. Contact the Scholarship Office for more info.