USA Climbing News

ABS 16 Youth Divisional Championships

Third Round Registration: Third Round invitation charts to the ABS 16 Youth Divisional Championships are posted below. Competitors with a 'Y-3RD' in the Invite column of the invitation charts have earned a third round invitation and must accept their invitation, by registering here no later than Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 11:59pm MT. If you experience trouble logging into your account, contact prior to the registration deadline

ABS 16 Youth Divisional Championship Invitation Charts- Third Round

Washington/ Alaska: Third Round Invitation Chart

Northwest: Third Round Invitation Chart

Northern California: Third Round Invitation Chart


Southern California: Third Round Invitation Chart

Southern Mountain: Third Round Invitation Chart

Colorado: Third Round Invitation Chart


Midwest: Third Round Invitation Chart

Ohio River Valley: Third Round Invitation Chart

Mid-Atlantic: Third Round Invitation Chart


Heartland: Third Round Invitation Chart

Bayou: Third Round Invitation Chart

Deep South: Third Round Invitation Chart


Capital: Third Round Invitation Chart

New England West: Third Round Invitation Chart

New England East: Third Round Invitation Chart

If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within 15 minutes of registering for Divisionals, contact, immediately!

Click here to view Regional Team Champion results from each ABS 16 Youth Regional Championship.

In light of the scoring changes for the current season, we've created a 'Reading the Results' document to assist in reading and understanding the posted results at Regionals.

Golden Ticket Winner

Congratulations to Jim Norton the winner of our Golden Ticket Fundraiser! Thank you to everyone who purchased a Golden Ticket in support of USA Climbing and our elite athletes.

2014-2015 USA Climbing Season

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

An updated version of the USA Climbing Rulebook is now available on the Resources tab of our website. We strongly encourage all competitors, coaches and routesetters to familiarize yourselves with the latest rulebook.

Important for Coaches: For the 2014-2015 season, Coaching requirements and submission deadlines have changed. please familiarize yourself with all the information provided on the Coaches tab and e-mail with questions.


2014 Youth Pan American Championships

The 2014 Youth Pan American Championships are set to take place in Mexico City, Mexico the weekend of November 26-30, 2014. Click here to view US Team information pertaining to this competition. Click here to view additional information provided by the organizing committee, Escalada Mexico. Click here to view the entire 2014 US Youth Pan Am Climbing Team, including coaches.

SCS Open Nationals to be held at Central Rock Gym in Watertown, MA

USA Climbing has awarded the 2015 Sport Climbing Series (SCS) Open National Championships to Central Rock Gym in Watertown, MA. The event will be hosted by USA Climbing as part of the Ring of Fire Lead Climbing competition series that has been developed by the CRG team over the last four years. The competition will feature the best adult athletes in the US, competing in Lead and Speed Climbing for a spot on the US National Climbing Team and their share of a $20,000.00 prize purse. Read more..

Mesa Rim will Host the 2015 Collegiate Climbing Series National Championships

USA Climbing is excited to announce that the 2015 Collegiate Climbing Series National Championships will be held at Mesa Rim Climbing & Fitness Center on April 17 & 18, 2015. Read more..

2014 World Youth Championships

Congratulations to the 40 competitors that made the trip to Noumea, New Caledonia to compete in the 2014 World Youth Championships! A huge congratulations to Kai Lightner, Male Youth-B Lead World Champion, Drew Ruana, Male Youth-B Lead silver medalist and Sidney Trinidad Female Youth-B Speed silver medalist.


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 with topics or ideas.

All Routesetters

USA Climbing's Routesetting Committee is pleased to announce a new website with all the information you could ever want on how to get certified as a USAC setter! Click here to find details on routesetting clinics, certifications and even how to be a host gym.