USA Climbing News

SCS Youth Regional Championship Registration is Closed!

Registration for the SCS Youth Regional Championships closed on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 11:59pm MT and USA Climbing is no longer accepting registrations. At this time, any competitor that missed the registration deadline (and has fulfilled all local event participatory requirements) may file an Appeal with the USA Climbing Appeals Committee.

In order to file the Appeal with our Appeals Committee, please start by addressing an email to appeals@usaclimbing.org. This will automatically distribute the Appeal to the various members of the Committee. This email will need to come from the USA Climbing Competitor Member or their USA Climbing Certified Coach.

In the body of the email, please include:
- the current situation
- the extenuating circumstances that contributed to the current situation
- the desired outcome
- reasons why the desired outcome should be granted.
- permission for USA Climbing to charge the (non refundable) Appeals Fee of $25 to the credit card we have on file for the purchase of the competitor’s membership – please include the last 4 digits of this card for us to reference.

The Appeals Committee will render judgment on your Appeal as soon as possible and will notify you directly. If you need clarification on the appeals process or any of our rules, please see the USA Climbing Rulebook.

The deadline to file an appeal relating to registration for Sport & Speed Youth Regional Championships is Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 11:59pm MT. The Appeals Committee will not accept any appeals filed after this deadline.

USA Climbing Partners with Rally Me

USA Climbing in partnership with RallyMe, launches a USA Climbing Crowdfunding platform, exclusively for all USA Climbing's TEAMs. Read more...

CCS 2015 National Championships

Congratulations to everyone that competed in the 2015 Collegiate Climbing National Championships! Final results, including final team results are posted on the event website: www.ccsnationals.org.

USA Climbing Rules Revisions

As outlined in the addendum to the USA Climbing Rulebook, the Rules Committee has pulished the changes below to our rules, effective April 5, 2015. To review the Rulebook in its entirety, click here.

13.3 Rules Revisions as-of April 5, 2015

11/30/2014- Rule 5.18.9 shall be replaced with:

Prior to an attempt, a competitor may only touch the marked starting hold(s) with their hands. If they touch any other holds with their hands they will be charged with an attempt. Note: Touching a foothold with a foot prior to beginning an attempt will not result in the competitor being charged with an attempt.

04/05/2015- Rule 5.7.4 shall be replaced with:

For each discipline, the reigning Open National Champions, if they are age-eligibile as youth competitors, will receive a bye to their respective Youth National Championship. Additionally,

a.) For sport climbing, the second, third and fourth place finishers at the Open National Championships, if they also qualify as a youth, will receive a bye to their respective Regional Championships.

b.) For speed climbing, the second, third and fourth place finishers at the Open National Championships, if they also qualify as a youth, will receive a bye to their respective Divisional Championships.

c.) Each competitor who receives a by must be a current member of USA Climbing.

04/05/15- Rules 5.37.3 and 5.37.4 shall be replaced with:

5.37.3 The U.S. National Teams are selected to represent the United States in sanctioned international competitions. There are separate Adult and Youth National Teams, the members of which are defined by participation quotas for international competitions as follows:

a.) The U.S. Adult National Team is composed of the top six (6) U.S. citizen competitors in the Open National Championships and any reigning World and/or Pan American Champions.

b.) The U.S. Youth National Team is composed of the top four (4) U.S. citizen competitors in the Youth National Championships and any reigning World and/or Pan American Champions. In the event a reigning World and/or Pan American Champion finishes in the top four (4) U.S. citizen competitors in the National Championships, the next highest placed U.S. citizen competitor(s) will also be member(s) of the U.S. National Team.

5.37.4 An individual who has been selected to compete in the place of a U.S. Youth National team member at World Youth Championships or Pan American Championships, shall also be considered a U.S. National Team member, as an 'Alternate.'

2014-2015 USA Climbing Season

USA Climbing memberships for the 2014-2015 season are now available. Click here to purchase your membership!

USA Climbing Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

If there are any topics you'd like the USA Climbing Board of Directors to discuss during one of their their regularly scheduled board meetings, please e-mail board@usaclimbing.org with topics or ideas.

All Routesetters

Click here to be directed to the USA Climbing Routesetting website, with all the information you could ever want on how to get certified as a USAC setter! The site also provides details on routesetting clinics, certifications and even how to be a host gym.