Onsight Rock Gym

5335 Western Avenue

Knoxville, TN 37921

(865) 888-9123

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5335 Western Avenue
Knoxville, TN, 37921


Onsight Rock Gym is a brand new, world-class indoor rock climbing gym in Knoxville. Featuring over 12,000 sq feet of climbing surface and walls that soar over 50 feet tall, we are Knoxville's largest and tallest rock climbing gym. Onsight offers top rope/lead climbing and bouldering for all ages and abilities as well as a wide array of programming for adults and youth. Onsight even has a separate climbing room for private parties and events. We are proud to be a part of Knoxville's community! 

Freaks of Nature Comp



Proudly Presents


Bring on your enormous ape-indexes, tendons of steel, and other freakish climbing super powers and compete in our second annual Freaks of Nature Bouldering Competition!

Saturday | February 24, 2018

A full detailed schedule and rules will be posted within 1 week prior to the competition

8:30-9:00 AM: Youth Competitors Check-in

9:15 AM: Youth Competitors' meeting

9:30 - 11:30 AM: Youth Redpoint Comp with Awards to follow

11 AM - 2 PM: Captain Muchachos Food Truck

12:00 - 12:30 PM: Adult Competitors Check-in

12:45 PM: Adult Competitors' meeting

1 PM - 4 PM: Adult Redpoint Comp

Finals, After Party, and Awards to follow

4 PM - 8 PM: Beer provided by Elkmont Exchange + Oinks and Cluckers Food Truck


Competitors have unlimited attempts on boulder problems throughout the entire gym during the allotted time

Top 5 highest scoring problems are counted towards the competitor's overall score

Competitors will be rewarded a flash bonus of 10%

Attempts will be denoted, for the sake of breaking ties

Top 8 Scoring Male + Females will compete in the Finals (There will not be any Finals in the Youth Comp)


Competitors are divided based on ability (or by Age for Youth) + will compete in one of the following divisions:

Choose a division based on your Redpoint grade - what grade can you complete after several tries?


Novice: V0-V2

Intermediate: V2-V4

Advanced: V4-V6

Open: V6+


Novice: V0-V3

Intermediate: V3-V5

Advanced: V5-V7

Open: V7+


Youth A: Ages 8 and younger 

Youth B: Ages 9 to 12

Competitors ages 13 and over are encouraged to compete in the adult comp


In additions to the main divisions, there will be an extra "Masters Division" for ages 40 and older. The top scoring individual age 40 or older will also receive a Masters Division prize


Top 8 overall scoring Males and Females in the Redpoint Round will compete in Finals

Top 3 Males and Females from Finals will each take home CASH PRIZES! 

Products from our awesome sponsors will be awarded to the top 3 male + female competitors in each division + top scoring Masters Division competitor


REGISTER EARLY (by FEBRUARY 11th) to receive a DISCOUNTED PRICE + receive a FREE Limited Edition

Commemorative Freaks of Nature T-Shirt* designed by local artist, Nick Kakanis

Early Registration (by February 11th): Members - $25 | Non-Members - $30

Late Registration (After February 11th) and Day-of Registration: $35 (if space is available)

*Extra T-shirts are $15 and available by PRE-ORDER ONLY and must be ordered by February 11th

Spectators are FREE! 

Questions? Please contact

Interested in Volunteering for the Youth or Adult Comp? We need your help! Volunteers get a free shirt, lunch or dinner, and a free return day pass to the gym!

FOOD Will be available for purchase from LOCAL FOOD TRUCKS:

LUNCH: Captain MUchachos | DINNER: Oinks & Cluckers

  • Beer will be provided by Elkmont Exchange. Suggested donation of $3/pint with proceeds to benefit the Access Fund.  
  • Raffle tickets may be purchased for $2 each on the day of the event. Proceeds from raffle ticket sales will go to benefit the Youth Scholarship Fund. 
  • Team Onsight will also be hosting a bake sale during the event with proceeds to help with purchasing team apparel/gear, travel costs for competitions, and more.