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! 

USAC Youth Local Sport Comp


Onsight Rock Gym is proud to host a USA Climbing Youth Local Sport Climbing Competition for youth climbers who are competing in the local climbing circuit on their way to Regionals, Divisionals, Nationals and beyond! 


Saturday, March 10th


8:00 - 8:30 AM - Day-Of Registrations & Check-In

8:45 AM - Competitors' Meeting

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Climbing

12:30 - 1:00 PM - Awards

Comp Format:

This is a redpoint format competition. Each competitor has 3 hours to complete the most difficult top-rope and/or lead routes they can. Points are given for every route completed, with harder routes being worth more points and lead climbs being worth more than top-ropes. Each competitor's final score is the sum of their 3 highest scoring routes. View the full USAC Rulebook.


Early Registration (By February 25) - $35 with comp shirt included

Late Registration (After February 25) - $45

Additional t-shirts can be pre-purchased for $15. T-shirts (while supplies last) will be $20 on comp day.


This USA Climbing sanctioned competition is open to all youth climbers. 

If you are new to competition climbing and NOT a current USA Climbing member, you must sign up for a USAC membership OR purchase a $10 "Day-Member Pass". This can be done on the USA Climbing Website. A Day-Member Pass will allow you to compete and be placed among the other competitors in your category at the event.  A Day-Member pass can be purchased beginning the Monday prior to the competition and no later than the start of the competition. 

Athletes who compete as a Day-Member will not be eligible to advance to Regionals. If you would like your comp results to count towards your USA Climbing attendance & ranking requirements to be eligible to compete at Regionals, you must purchase a USA Climbing Membership prior to the close of registration for the respective Regional Championship.


USA Climbing youth age categories for the 2017-2018 season are defined by birth year:

Youth D: 2007 or later I Youth C: 2005 or 2006 I Youth B: 2003 or 2004 I Youth A: 2001 or 2002 I Junior :1999 or 2000


  • Bring money and an appetite for Team Onsight’s bake sale team fundraiser!
  • Lead routes will be only be open to Youth B/A/Jr climbers only. All lead climbers will be belayed by Onsight Rock Gym staff + volunteers.
  • Questions? Please contact:

Interested in volunteering? We need your help! Come cheer on the kids and help belay for the comp! Volunteers must be belay certified at Onsight or will need to be tested on the morning of the competition. Volunteers get a free shirt, a free return day pass, and are allowed to climb for the remainder of the day after the comp is over.