2018 Midnight Burn

PRG is proud to announce

The return of the Midnight Burn

Still burning since 1996!

2018 Midnight Burn Climbing Competition

Join us on October 27th, 2018 for the Midnight Burn! Founded in 1996, the Midnight Burn is one of the longest running competitive climbing events in the industry!

This event is the first of four in the ever-popular Burn Bouldering Series.

The Midnight Burn includes:

  • Citizens Comp, open to adult amateur climbers of all ability levels.
  • JIBS/USAC Youth Local, for age-group climbers to qualify for USAC Regional competitions.
  • Halloween Costume Contest – wear your best costume while you climb. Prizes for best costumes, male and female!

Plus, a Cash Purse and Prizes for all Open and Amateur categories:

  • Total Cash Purse:  Open – $1200
  • Total Prize Purses*:  Advanced – $600  |  Intermediate – $400  |  Novice – $250

Your registration includes access to an epic event, raffles, libations, after-party, and the best problems in the East!

Stay and watch some of the best climbers in the area go head to head in Finals. Spectators are welcome!

Want to know how it all went down last year? Click here for the results from 2017

Questions? Give use a call at 877.822.7673 or send our Comp Director an email!

Save over 20% on your registration! Introducing:

Burn Series Pass

  • Automatic registration to all four Burn Series Events
  • Over $40 savings in registration fees
  • FREE Burn Series T-Shirt


Series Pass: $149.95
Midnight Burn only: $47.95 pre-registered


Follow the registration links below, and select the Series Pass at checkout!

Register Now!

PRG Members & USAC Members: Receive $5 off pre-registraton! See FAQs below for discount code.

Midnight Burn FAQ

Anyone! Both Kids and Adults–Open and Amateur. All competitors and spectators are welcome!    

Date: October 27, 2018

Youth (All Categories)
Please Note: All Youth D and above categories must abide by the times listed below.

Check In Opens:    9:00 am
Competition Start: 10:00 am
Competition End:  ~1:00 pm
Awards to follow!

Citizen’s Comp
Check In Opens: 3:00 pm
Pre-Lims Start:   4:00 pm
Pre-lims End:     7:00 pm

Open Finals Start:  Between 8 and 8:30 pm
Awards to Follow!

All times subject to change. Please check back or call 877-822-7673 for updates.  

Midnight Burn Registration only:

$47.95 Pre-Registered*  /  $52.95 at the Door
Deadline for pre-registration is October 26, 2018 at 8 pm.     

Includes access to the Midnight Burn event. Please note: Due to feedback we’ve received over the years, t-shirts are no longer included in registration. A higher quality Burn Series shirt will be available for purchase at every Burn Series event.

Series Pass

Price: $149.95
Includes: Access to all four Burn Series events at over 20% off, and one FREE Burn Series t-shirt.

Special Offers:

  • USAC members save $5 off USAC license fee. Use the code USAC to receive your discount. (Cannot be combined with any other offer)
  • PRG Members save $5 off pre-registration fee. Use the code PRGM to receive your discount. (Cannot be combined with any other offer)    

Just want to watch Open Finals and come to the party?! No problem…

Open Finals Spectators: $5.00 pre-registered*

Series Passes are non-refundable.

Single Comp Registrations are eligible for a refund up to one week prior to the event day, with a $5 cancellation fee. Requests made within one week are not eligible for a refund, but may be eligible for a credit.

Please email comps@philarockgym.com for requests or questions.

Competitors may register online using the links above or by phone.

Give us a call 877-822-7673 to register by phone!

For questions about Burn Series Format, Rules, Rankings and Category selection, please see our Burn Series page or download our Burn Series Rules and Guidelines.

It takes a lot of dedicated individuals to put on an exceptional competition. We are always looking for interested volunteers who can help make these events the best they can possibly be. In particular, volunteers can help with:

  • Judging Routes
  • Scoring
  • Set Up
  • Forerunning
  • Route Setting

If you would like to volunteer for the Midnight Burn in any one of these areas, please sign up here. Volunteers get the best seats in the house! Thanks in advance!