The Rain City Send:

RCS 2019 Poster online

The Rain City Send hosts NC3 teams and individuals from around the region for a day of friendly competition. It is open to all Pacific Northwest college students and UW Community members. For UW community (non-team) climbers wishing to compete, we will be holding 30 spots open. Please see below for all event details and registration information.

Registration is now CLOSED!

  • Date: Saturday, April 27th, 2019
  • Cost is $33.03 (tax included) per climber
  • The competition is redpoint format.
  • Climbers are allowed up to 5 attempts on as many boulder problems and rope routes as they can climb during their assigned heat.
  • Climbers will score a sum of their 3 highest scoring boulder problems and 2 highest scoring rope routes.
  • Incomplete scorecards will be ruled ineligible.
  • There is a 50 point flash bonus for climbers who climb a problem/route on their first try.
  • Final category placement is determined solely by scores. More details here.
  • The top 3 scoring competitors for both Women’s and Men’s will advance to Finals. Finals will compromise of one boulder problem, one lead route, and one top rope route.

Competition Details


Category  Women Men
Open V5 and beyond; 5.11+ V6 and beyond; 5.12+
Advanced V3-4; 5.10-5.11 V4-5; 5.11-5.12
Recreational Up to V2; 5.6-5.9 Up to V3; 5.6-5.10

*Open competitors should possess the ability to lead in the case of reaching Finals

Registration Information


  • No day of registration!!!!!
  • Registration for UW community members can be done online, in-person or by email. See below.
  • Total registration is capped at 130 climbers, so please register early. Spots are not guaranteed.
  • Registration closes on Friday, April 19th.
  • Teams may only register 12 climbers until April 19th.  After April 19th any additional spots will be released and teams may register up to 8 additional competitors on a first come, first served basis until registration closes on Monday, April 22nd.
  • Heat information and day of logistics will be emailed out to teams and individual competitors by Thursday, April 25th.
  • For more information contact Nathan Page,, 206-616.1143.

NC3 Registration Forms


Eligibility for the 2019 Circuit

Interesting in being eligible for the 2019 NC3 circuit?  That’ swell, and we’re happy to have you join us.  In the past there has been some confusion so to be clear in order to participate in an NC3 comp and have your score count towards yourself and your school, you need to do/be 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? This year we have simplified things to an online eligibility form! Each individual must complete the form for themselves. We will no longer accept team rosters, each individual on a team must complete the form. There is a follow-up eligibility verification that must be completed to be truly NC3 eligibile. You may complete the form by following this link.

UW Community Climbers (non-NC3 climbers)

  • Complete Registration and Pay Online Here. In person and phone registration can be done at the Crags Climbing Center: 206-616-7229.
  • Only 30 spots are reserved for UW Community Climbers so please register early.
  • UW Community Climber registration closes on April 19th.
  • Heat information and day of logistics will be emailed by Thursday, April 25th.
  • For more information contact, Nathan Page,, 206-616.1143.

Travel Logistics

Building Address

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

Drving Directions and Parking

From I-5 (northbound or southbound)

  • Take exit 168B on the left for State Hwy 520 toward Bellevue/Kirkland
  • Merge onto WA-520 E
  • Take the Montlake Blvd 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 will be available in the E-1 parking lot just north of the IMA.

Entering the IMA

Non-UW Competitor 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.