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Ticket to Rockstars

...is coming to NYC for the first time! T2R is a unique international bouldering series that combines climbing with music. Become part of a worldwide community, share your emotions with other particpants, test your skills on 70 exciting boulder problems and experience an unforgettable day full of fun - and an after party you won't forget. We guarantee you’ll have a great time at Brooklyn Boulders Gowanus!


Limited Participation

There will be a $25 facility access fee for all competitors (click here to purchase online), including members, to maintain the inegrity of BKB's route setting and the event production. All T2R competitors receive a free adidas T2R t-shirt and a personalized scorecard to record their tops and flashes as well as a T2R goodie bag with food and beverage voucher.

Heads up: Participation is limited to 200 climbers for the Open Jam (14+ years) and to180 for the Minis, Kids, and Youth Jam, respectively, so sign up now to secure your slot!

First Prize

The winners of the Open Jam (best woman, best man) will be invited to the adidas Ticket to Rockstars Final presented by GORE-TEX on 13 September 2019 in Stuttgart where the TOP 3 Men/Women receive a WILDCARD for the adidas ROCKSTARS semifinal. As T2R finalist you stay at the official athlete hotel and spend the weekend amongst the top stars. 

This awesome prize cannot be bought—you’ll have to win it!

Register Now

So what are you waiting for? Seize the opportunity to compete against bouldering athletes from all over the world. Win your jam session and grab your TICKET to in the global adidas T2R final in Stuttgart. The winners of each age group will be rewarded with great prizes, too. 

Please note that first you need to register with Brooklyn Boulders and sign the responsibility code. Afterwards you can sign up for the comp on Vertical-Life.

  1. Click LOGIN in the top right corner
  2. You can log in with your Facebook profile or Vertical-Life account or create a new profile with your e-mail address.
  3. If you have logged in with your Facebook profile, you will appear in the result list with your Facebook name. If this name does not match your actual name, you can change it in the scorecard.
  4. To change or add to your details, click on your name in the top right corner.
  5. In order to be registered for the competition, you have to select a category.
    To do so click on "CHOOSE CATEGORY" with the suffix M for male and W for female athletes.
    // Minis Jam / under 10 years 
    // Kids Jam / 10-11 years
    // Youth Jam / 12-13 years
    // Open Jam / 14+ years
    and press the button "enroll" to confirm.

You can register on-site on the day of the event up to 60 minutes before the start of the Boulder Jam.

Boulder Jam

There is a wide range of boulders available at different levels of difficulty, ranging from very easy (= 100 points) to very difficult (= 400 points). The points awarded for each boulder climbed are based on the difficulty and the total number of tops in the respective class: Boulder value = (difficulty points / number of tops). Bonus points are awarded for a flash (completing a climb on the first attempt).

In each Jam Session you can climb on different boulder problems for the set period of time. With great prizes available in every age group, it’s worth a try!

Minis Jam under 10 years old 10am - 2pm Award ceremony 2:30pm
Kids Jam 10-11 years old 10am - 2pm Award ceremony 2:30pm
Youth Jam 12-13 years old 10am - 2pm Award ceremony 2:30pm
Open Jam 14+ years old 3pm - 7pm Award ceremony 8pm

Smart Scorecard

The Smart Scorecard system from Vertical-Life allows you to follow the results of Ticket to Rockstars LIVE.
Once you have logged in, you can easily mark your TOPS and FLASHES.
Once you have entered a result, you can automatically see your current position.
The Ticket to Rockstars jam session is scored using the Smart Scorecard.
Please note the following:

  • Take your smartphone or tablet to the event (so you can enter your results)
  • Log in using your email address, Vertical Life or Facebook profile
  • Select your category (age group & gender) and mark your TOPS/Flashes
  • The Smart Scorecard automatically generates the ranking
  • Results have to be entered at the latest 30 minutes after the end of the jam session

You can log in here and enter your results in the Smart Scorecard.

    Fun Contests

    You can take part in various fun competitions spread throughout the day, such as a Zlagboard challenge or a hand force contest. If you rank among the best competitors in these little challenges you can win special prizes.


    9am - 10am Check-in Minis, Kids, Youth Jam
    10am - 2pm Minis Jam (under 10 years old)
    10am - 2pm Kids Jam (10-11 years old)
    10am - 2pm Youth Jam (12-13 years old)
    2:30pm Award ceremony Minis/Kids/Youth Jam
    1pm - 3pm Check-in Open Jam
    3pm - 7pm Open Jam (14+ years old)
    7pm - 9pm After Party
    8pm Award ceremony Open Jam