Rain City Send


Rain City Send 2024 (Logo)

2024 Rain City Send NC3 Comp was on Saturday, February 24th!

The Rain City Send Competition hosts NC3 (NW Collegiate Climbing Circuit) teams and individuals from around the Northwest region for a day of friendly competition. It is open to all Pacific Northwest college students and UW Community members.

Rain City Send NC3 Collegiate Competition
  • Date: Saturday, February 24th, 2024
  • Times: 8am-6pm
  • Cost: $35.00 (+ tax) per climber!

Registration is CLOSED for this year’s Rain City Send!

For UW community (non-team) climbers wishing to compete, we host a separate Friday Night Community Comp from 5:30 – 7:30pm for only $5.00!  Prizes and raffles still available (free for RCS Community Comp Volunteers)!

Rain City Send

UW Community Comp, on Friday February 23rd!

Registration is CLOSED for this year’s RCS Community Comp!







Competition Details:

Divisions and Rules

Category  Non-binary Women Men
Open V5-V6+; 5.11+ V5+; 5.11+ V6+; 5.12+
Advanced V3-V5; 5.10-5.11+ V3-4; 5.10-5.11 V4-5; 5.11-5.12
Recreational Up to V3; 5.6-5.9+ Up to V2; 5.6-5.9 Up to V3; 5.6-5.10
  • The competition is red-point format with staff judges.
  • Climbers have no limit to the number of attempts on as many boulder problems and rope routes as they can climb during their assigned heat.
  • Judges may limit consecutive attempts based on the queue for their zone/rope.
  • Climbers will score a sum of their 3 highest scoring boulder problems and single highest scoring rope route.
  • Incomplete scorecards (<3 completed boulder problems and/or no completed rope route) will be ruled ineligible.
  • There is a 20 point flash bonus for climbers who complete a problem/route on their first attempt.
  • Final category placement is determined solely by scores. More details here.
  • The top 3 scoring competitors in each division (Non-binary, Women, and Men) will advance to Finals. Finals will compromise of one boulder problem and one top rope route.

Rain City Send Registration Information

Registration is CLOSED for this year’s Rain City Send!

(Heat assignments for competitors who have registered and paid will be sent out soon)

  • No day of registration!
  • Total registration is capped at 130 climbers, so please register early. Spots are not guaranteed.
  • Registration closes on Tuesday, February 20th.
  • Teams may only register up to 20 competitors on a first-come, first-served basis until registration closes.
  • Additional spots (>20) may be opened to currently registered teams with 20 competitors after Thursday, February 15th, not to exceed total registration capacity.
  • Heat information and day of logistics will be emailed out to teams and individual competitors on Wednesday, February 21st.
  • For more information contact the UW NC3 Coordinator, Jeremy Cox | | (206) 616-1143.

NC3 Registration Forms

Eligibility for the 2024 Circuit

Interested in being eligible for the 2024 NC3 circuit?  That’s swell, and we’re happy to have you join us.  In order to participate in an NC3 comp and have your score count towards yourself and your school, you need to do the following:

  • Be a current student (be sure to use your school issued email address)
  • Complete the registration form AND subsequent verification by the Tuesday before the comp you would like to be eligible for.

That’s it, easy right? We have a simple, easy-to-use online eligibility form! We will no longer accept team rosters, so each individual member on a team must complete the form themselves, but you only need to fill it out once for the 2024 circuit. There is a follow-up eligibility verification that must be completed to be truly NC3 eligible. To learn more, check out the NC3 Registration and Eligibility page.

UW Community Climbers (non-NC3 climbers) Registration

For UW community (non-team) climbers wishing to compete, we will be hosting a separate Friday Night Community Comp from 5:30 – 7:30pm for only $5.00 with prizes and raffles still available (free for RCS Community Comp Volunteers)!

Rain City Send Community Comp was on Friday, February 23rd!


Registration is CLOSED for this year’s RCS Community Comp!


  • Only 30 spots are reserved for UW Community Climbers so please register early.
  • Registration opens on Friday, February 9, 2024.
  • For more information contact the UWild Climbing Program Manager, Jeremy Cox | | (206) 616-1143

Travel Logistics:

Building Address

Intramural Activities Center (IMA)
3924 Montlake Blvd NE Seattle, WA 98195.

Driving Directions and Parking

From I-5 (northbound or southbound)

  • Take exit 168B for State Hwy 520 toward Bellevue/Kirkland
  • Merge onto WA-520 E
  • Take the Montlake Blvd exit (1st exit!)
  • Turn left at E Montlake Pl
  • Turn right at Walla Walla Rd. (just past the IMA) for parking.

Google Maps Directions

PARKING – Ample pay per stall parking is available in the E-18 parking lot just north of the IMA for a single daily rate. Hourly parking is also available in the E-97 parking lot directly in front of the IMA or E-07 parking lot directly behind the IMA. See the UW Self-Serve Parking page for more details and current rates.

Entering the IMA

Non-UW Competitors and Spectators

All guests to UW’s IMA will need to show their university ID and/or a driver’s license to gain entry to the building.

Questions About Accessibility?

UW Recreation’s programs, operations, and facilities are intended to be inclusive and accessible. If at any time, you have a need or concern please contact us, we encourage everyone to participate in our department offerings. For accommodation requests connected to a disability or health condition contact us at (206) 543-4590 or at Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance as possible, preferably at least 10 business days.

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UW Recreation does not provide accident or medical coverage for participants. It is recommended that participants obtain their own personal coverage. Students may obtain additional information on student accident/sickness insurance by contacting:  Insurance & Cost | Husky Health & Well-Being (

Questions About Refunds?

For questions about program or membership refunds check the Registration page or contact