Rumney Ruckus

Cole Crawford (B, TR, S, T, MP, A)
Sport climbing, top rope
Trip date
Saturday, October 22nd, 2022
Difficulty rating
See description

Rumney Ruckus is an endurance climbing event to be held at Rumney, one of the premier sport climbing destinations in the country. Modeled after the infamous Horseshoe Hell competition, teams of two will compete to accrue as many points as possible in 12 hours by climbing all the schist your heart desires. Rumney Ruckus is also a fundraising event for the Camelot bunkhouse project!

Signups and Lottery

You need a MITOC Trips account and signed waiver to participate, but we are not requiring a paid membership for this event (though if you think you'd use our gear rentals, stay at our cabins, join winter school trips, or use member discounts you should get a membership!). You can create a MITOC Trips account at

If we have 40+ signups, the lottery will run on Friday, 9/23 at 5pm EST to randomly winnow the field to 40. Make sure you have selected a partner and updated your participant pairing preferences, or you will be dropped! We'll send out fee and fundraising info to all competitors after the lottery runs. If we have <40 signups, we'll continue to take signups on a first-come, first-served basis until we fill up.


  • All participants must be self-sufficient sport climbers. That means you must be able to lead climb, lead belay, and clean anchors, as you’ll be doing these things all day!
  • Unlike most MITOC climbing events, we will not be providing ropes, draws, or other gear.
  • You must have a signed waiver.
  • Before signing up, please adjust your Trips site lottery preferences and specify the partner you will be climbing with under “Lottery Pairing.”


Rumney Ruckus is a fundraising event for MITOC’s Camelot bunkhouse project. The entry fee is $50, and we ask that you fundraise an additional suggested minimum of $100. All proceeds will go directly to the bunkhouse project. Participants will receive: - Free camping at Camelot both nights
- Snacks and Gatorade during Saturday event
- Eligible for award prizes!
- Saturday night dinner


If you don't want to climb but would like to hang out with climbers and help, we could use volunteers to make this event run smoothly! Fill out the interest form

Schedule of Events

Friday 10/21

  • Camping at Camelot!

Saturday 10/22

  • 6:00-6:30am: check-in
  • 6:30am: mandatory pre-event meeting, if you are late you may be disqualified
  • 7:00am: Rumney Ruckus starts!
  • 7:09am: sunrise
  • 1:00pm: send check-in text
  • 5:51pm: sunset
  • 7:00pm: Rumney Ruckus ends
  • 7:15pm: scorecards are due. Points will be deducted starting at 7:30
  • 8:00pm: post-event celebration, awards, and dinner at Camelot!

Sunday 10/23

  • Ad hoc hiking, climbing, hammocking, etc

Rules and Climber's Checklist

This is a work in progress but the general scoring setup, rules, and a packing checklist are outlined here.


There are two divisions: Intermediate and Advanced. Register for the Intermediate division if you have never redpointed 5.11a or harder (outside); register for the Advanced division if you have redpointed 5.11a or harder. If you are in the Intermediate division, you can only climb routes 5.10d or under for points. If you have a mixed division team (one Intermediate and one Advanced), you will be entered into the Advanced division for team awards; individual awards are based on individual division.


first-come, first-serve
Maximum participants
Signups opened at
Sept. 13, 2022, 11:55 p.m.
Signups closed at
Oct. 14, 2022, 5 p.m.
  1. Please describe your climbing experience: years climbing outdoors, hardest sport redpoint or boulder send, any big days out or trips you have done (e.g. “Climbed Time Wave Zero in 18 hours in EPC”)
  2. Rate your familiarity (1-5) with:
    • Lead climbing.
    • Lead belaying.
    • Cleaning sport anchors.
  3. What division do you intend to enter?
  4. Who is your partner for this event?
  5. Allergies or dietary restrictions?
  6. Do you plan to camp at Camelot? Friday and/or Saturday night?
Signups for this trip are closed.