Men’s & Women’s Deep Water Solo Finals

Saturday, Apr 30, 2022 04:30 pm

The Deep Water Solo Competition is a free climbing event where competitors race head to head to the top of the Deep Water Solo Complex. The competition spans two days with time trial seeding rounds the first day and head to head races on day two. The Deep Water Solo Competition is an invite only event. Applications can be filled out here.

Men's 2022 Results

Women's 2022 Results

Men’s Deep Water Solo Open Gym

Friday, Apr 29, 2022 06:15 pm

The Deep Water Solo Competition is a free climbing event where competitors race head to head to the top of the Deep Water Solo Complex. The competition spans two days with time trial seeding rounds the first day and head to head races on day two. The Deep Water Solo Competition is an invite only event. Applications can be filled out here.

Men’s Deep Water Solo Seeding

Friday, Apr 29, 2022 04:00 pm

The Deep Water Solo Competition is a free climbing event where competitors race head to head to the top of the Deep Water Solo Complex. The competition spans two days with time trial seeding rounds the first day and head to head races on day two. The Deep Water Solo Competition is an invite only event. Applications can be filled out here.

2022 Men's Seeding Bracket

Women’s Deep Water Solo Open Gym

Friday, Apr 29, 2022 05:15 pm

The Deep Water Solo Competition is a free climbing event where competitors race head to head to the top of the Deep Water Solo Complex. The competition spans two days with time trial seeding rounds the first day and head to head races on day two. The Deep Water Solo Competition is an invite only event. Applications can be filled out here.

Women’s Deep Water Solo Seeding

Friday, Apr 29, 2022 02:00 pm

The Deep Water Solo Competition is a free climbing event where competitors race head to head to the top of the Deep Water Solo Complex. The competition spans two days with time trial seeding rounds the first day and head to head races on day two. The Deep Water Solo Competition is an invite only event. Applications can be filled out here.

2022 Women's Seeding Bracket

Athletes

Eric Jerome

Eric Jerome is a 22 year old from Salt Lake City, UT. He is passionate about climbing highballs, developing new areas and first ascents, and pushing his personal climbing limits. Eric also enjoys cooking, baking, art, and Spikeball.

Kyle Crump

Kyle is a 23 year old, originally from Charlotte, NC. He studied Exercise Science from UNC Charlotte and has been climbing for 5 years. Kyle is psyched to return to his hometown to compete at his first Tuck Fest.

Mary Ellis Stevens

Mary Ellis Stevens is a 17 year old climber born and raised in Charlotte, NC. She fell in love with the sport and its community five years ago and has climbed competitively for Inner Peaks on the USA Climbing National Youth Circuit. Last summer, she served as a youth leader on climbing expeditions in western North Carolina, exploring local crags and establishing a first ascent. This is her first Deep Water Solo competition, but she is a regular on Whitewater Center Walls!

Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith moved to West Virginia several years ago to pursue full-time outdoor climbing at the New River Gorge and surrounding areas. She spends the majority of her summers practicing DWS at the world-class destination, Summersville Lake. This will be her first ever deep water solo competition.

Makaila Parks

Makaila Parks has been a USAC Youth competitor since she was 9 years old with Team Triangle Rock Club in Morrisville, NC. She has placed first through sixth in numerous, local, regional, and divisional competitions year over year. She has competed on the USAC Youth National level three times.  Makaila brought her love of the sport to "real rock" last year, spending a full week in a competitive rock climber's outdoors camp at the New River Gorge in WV.

Erin Lamoutte

Erin Lamoutte began climbing and competing in USAC youth competitions 6 years ago. She is currently on the Cliffhangers Team in Mooresville, NC. This is Erin's first Deep Water Solo Competition at Tuck Fest.

Lily Nguyen

Lily is a 14 year old climber representing the Stone Summit Climbing Team. She is an avid southeast outdoor boulderer, having sent several V10's and V11's. Lily competes in the USAC Youth Circuit in all three disciplines, advancing to finals in Speed and Bouldering. Aside from climbing Lily enjoys traveling, attending concerts, and playing guitar.

Yealiya Southern

Yealiya Southern is a 14 year old rock climber from Atlanta, GA. She has been competitively climbing for 6 years and has been a USA Climbing Youth National Team member for the last 3 years. Yealiya enjoys outdoor climbing at the Red River Gorge and Horse Pens.

Addyson Tallent

Addyson is a 15 year old climber from Kennesaw, GA, and has been competing with the Stone Summit Climbing Team for 5 years. She has traveled the states for amazing crags and national competitions. Addyson loves climbing at Denny Cove, TN, the Red River Gorge, KY, and Maple Canyon, UT.

Nicolas Bass

Nic is a 17 year old climber out of Greer, SC, and will be competing at Tuck Fest for the first time. He has competed twice at USAC Nationals and looks forward to adding a Deep Water Solo competition to his resume.

Evan Sharpe

Evan is a 15 year old outdoor enthusiast, with a love for climbing, mountain biking, and snowboarding. Evan has been climbing for 5 years, the last 2 competitively. He has competed in numerous USA Climbing youth events, including the 2021 USAC Youth National Championships. Evan lives in the Charlotte area and enjoys climbing both indoors and outdoors across western North Carolina.

Charlie Barron

Charlie is a professional climber and youth climbing coach living in Salt Lake City, UT. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering that he using as a fall back in case he does not make a splash in professional climbing. This will be Charlie's second Tuck Fest appearance and he's looking forward to the good vibes, wild crowd, and crazy climbs!

Hugo Hoyer

Hugo is a 15 year old climber from Chattanooga, TN, representing the Synergy Climbing team. He’s been competing in the USA Climbing Youth Circuit for seven years and returned from the Youth World Championships in Russia with two finals appearances and a silver medal. He also loves to climb outside, especially at Rocktown in Georgia. Besides climbing, Hugo likes to rock out on drums and electric guitar.

Tuck Fest will be Hugo's second Deep Water Solo competition.

Luke Tillery

Luke has been climbing since the age of 6 as a member of Team Stone Summit in Atlanta, GA. He is a 5-time USA Climbing Youth National Champion. When not in the gym, you can find him around the Southeast at local Crag's Climbing Center or playing golf.

Joshua Fitzpatrick

Joshua FitzPatrick is a 16 year old rock climber from Marietta, Georgia. He has climbed for six years and is a part of team Stone Summit. He competes in both youth and adult competitions at a national level, and although Joshua competes indoors, he loves to climb outdoors in his spare time.

Ross Fulkerson

Ross is a 21 year old climber from Portola Valley, CA.  He loves the sport of climbing and the way it has challenged him to learn, be present, and recognize patterns.  Ross is faxcinated by the intricacies that makeup how we move and think, both on and off the wall.

Ross is a returning Deep Water Solo Competitor.

Caden Reedy

Caden is a 16 year old from Salt Lake City, UT, who has been competitively climbing for 10 years.  He believes his background in speed climbing will give him an advantage in this year's competition.  This will be Caden's first appearance at the Deep Water Solo competition at Tuck Fest.

Alyssa Smith

Alyssa Smith is a 17 year old competitive climber from Charlotte, NC. She has competed with the local Inner Peaks climbing team for 6 years and competes in local events and youth national championships.  Alyssa's first time climbing, at the age of 7, was at the Whitewater Center and she has loved deep water solo walls ever since.

Hannah Breen

Hannah Breen is a 14 year old competitive rock climber based in Durham, NC, training at the Sportrock Performance Institute, VA. She has been climbing for 5 years, competes both in the USA Climbing Youth Circuit and adult open competitions. She enjoys outdoor sport climbing, and her favorite places are the Red River Gorge, KY, New River Gorge, WV, and Maple Canyon, UT. This is her second Deep Water Solo Competition at Tuck Fest.

Bella Furze

Bella is an 18 year old climber from North Carolina. She was a competitive climber on team TRC for several years and retired after competing at nationals last year. Bella now spends most of her time climbing hard outside in Boone and at the New River Gorge.

Bella is a returning Tuck Fest Deep Water Solo competitor.

Ben Hanna

Ben is a 23 year old from Salt lake City, UT with a passion for climbing. This includes everything from scary off-widths to competition bouldering, but deep water solo competitions are where he truly shines. He has flashed up to 5.14a, and redpointed routes as hard as 5.14c/d.

Ben is a returning Tuck Fest Deep Water Solo competitor.

Favia Dubyk

Currently based out of Albuquerque, NM, Favia, age 34, is a boulderer who loves lowball roofs and toe hooks. Outside of climbing, Favia is a physician that specializes in blood and lymph node diseases. She chose that specialty because she was diagnosed with an advanced stage lymph node cancer while in medical school. She has competed on American Ninja Warrior twice and is the proud mother of 5 cats and 1 dog.

Joe Goodacre

Joe Goodacre is 21 years old and has been in the competitive climbing scene since he was very young. He is from Boulder, Colorado and climbed on Team ABC throughout his youth career. He has competed internationally on both the youth and open circuits.  Having competed at the Deep Water Solo Competition at Tuck Fest last year, Joe says he has found his calling.

Julia Duffy

Julia Duffy is a 15 year old Charlotte-based climber. She started climbing at the Whitewater Center when she was 8 years old. Julia is now a U.S. National Team member and World Cup semi-finalist. Her favorite place to climb is Rumbling Bald in lake Lure, NC.

Julia is a returning Tuck Fest Deep Water Solo competitor.

Luke Cornejo

Luke is a climber based out of Knoxville, TN whose hobby draws nearer to obsession every year. He loves all styles of climbing and rock types, but is partial to bouldering and sport climbing on immaculate southern sandstone. Luke has climbed up to V11 and 5.13c.

Luke is a returning Tuck Fest Deep Water Solo competitor.

Maddy Scroggins

Maddy began her climbing journey at the age of 10 at the Whitewater Center and has many years of competitions under her belt.  She is now finishing high school and will be pursuing her passion of outdoor sport climbing.

This will be Maddy's fourth Tuck Fest Deep Water Solo Competition.

Kyra Condie

Kyra is a professional climber currently living in Salt Lake City, UT. She competed at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Sport Climbing as one of the first athletes to do so in her sport. She is 25 years old, has a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota, and is the proud mom of two long haired cats.

Kyra is a two-time Tuck Fest Deep Water Solo Champion (2017 and 2018).

Zander Waller

Zander Waller is an 18 year old rock climber from Atlanta, Georgia.  He enjoys outdoor climbing, having climbed up to a 5.14c/8c+ route and V13/8b boulder.  Zander is making his fourth consecutive Tuck Fest appearance and claimed first place in 2021.

 

MARK MERCER – CHIEF ROUTESETTER

Mark is a USA Climbing Level 5 Routesetter. With 15 years of setting experience, he has set for over 20 national and international competitions including Tuck Fest 2018 and 2019. Mark has been climbing since 2001 and particularly enjoys climbing (very) tall boulders, in the middle of nowhere, alone. Mark is the Head Routesetter at Momentum Seattle.