USA Climbing News

CCS 2015 Regional Championship Registration

Registration for the CCS 2015 Regional Championships is now live! Click here to register for your home regional championship. Since the CCS Regional Championships occur on different weekends, the deadline to register for each competition is based on the date of that event, please take note of the different deadlines per region:

Sunday, March 8, 2015- SoCal

Sunday, March 15, 2015- Appalachian, Florida

Sunday, March 22, 2015- Capital, NorCal, Texas, Northeast

Sunday, March 29, 2015- Rocky Mountain, Southeast

Sunday, April 5, 2015- Midwest

Competitors are required to compete in a minimum of one (1) CCS local competition, as a CCS Competitor member in order to be eligible to compete in the CCS Regional Championships. Please contact: if one or more of the local competitions you competed in this season are not properly linking to your profile. Competitors should verify eligibility by confirming his/her name appears in blue on each of the results pages for the local competitions you participated in as a CCS member.

*Competitors in the New England and Capital regions have a bye to the CCS Regional Championships, due to the lack of CCS local competitions in these regions.

SCS 2015 Open National Championships

Registration for the SCS 2015 Open National Championships is now live! Click here to register for the competition, which is set to take place March 27-28, 2015 at Central Rock Gym in Watertown, MA as part of the Ring of Fire Lead Climbing competition series!

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. More details about the competition can be found on the event website:

USA Climbing is Rebranding!

USA Climbing is excited to announce that we will be releasing our new branding look and feel over the coming months. We will be formally retiring the use of many of our discipline titles and acronyms (American Bouldering Series and ABS, Sport Climbing Series and SCS, etc) at the end of the 2015 season and moving forward with a much more modern look and feel. For more information about our rebranding move, click here.

ABS 16 Open, Youth & Citizens' National Championships

ABS 16 Youth & Open National Championship Final Results, Place & US Team Invites and Team Championship Results can be found on the ABS Nationals event website.

All rounds of competition for the ABS Open and Youth National Championships can be replayed at

Final results from the ABS 16 Open National Championships can be found on the event website.

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.

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.

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.