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Regional Coordinator: Scot Jenerik

Northern California News

Northern California & Northern Nevada Region

I want to thank Scot Jenerik for the MANY years of service as our Regional Coordinator.  He has helped shepherd this region to a powerhouse of amazing youth climbers.  We have had MANY great seasons under his stewardship, including divisional and National championships on our turf.  Also lots of our youth qualify and climb at National and World Championships level now as well.
- Richard

Updated September 27th, 2011  @ 8:30 AM

ABS season 13 (2011-12):
The season is still being set up.  Some of changes this year.  Kate Sabo is the new lead Regional Coordinator for the season.  I will be helping her out as well.  As you have heard by now, the regions for USAC have been shuffled around.  Luckily our region remains intact.  Our division has modified the other two regions.  See the USAC home page, the details are provided in the maps link.

We will have a couple of local ABS events.  We will have a regional comp and possible the new Divisional Championship as well.

The local events that have been set up SO FAR are:

Sept 17th - Sanctuary Rock Gym Sand City (near Monterey)
Saturday, Sept. 17th,
Registration @ 10AM,
Climbing @ 11AM 
USAC members $30, al; others $35.
They will feed the competitors

Oct 15th   - Pacific Edge Santa Cruz
Oct 29th   - Twisters Mountain View
Nov 5th     - Rocksport Reno
Nov 12th   - Granite Arch Rancho Cordova (Sacramento)

REGIONAL Championship
Dec 10th Rocksport Reno

Jan 14/15 - Seattle Bouldering Project - Seattle,    
900 Poplar Place S, Seattle, WA (206) 299-2300

NATIONAL Championship
Mid February (probably 10-12th)

(another update will be posted midSeptember)

-Richard and Kate
  •  Purchase a USA Climbing here
  • The Non-Member Waiver-Day Pass ($5.00 fee) is available on the day of a sanctioned-local competition or the NorCal Regional Championship to compete in the event, for the competitor who would like to compete in a climbing competition but is not ready to commit to the whole season. NOTE: Parents (climbers and coaches) - PLEASE make sure your child/climber under 18-years old has this USAC form/waiver filled out and signed by you PRIOR to the day of competition, if they are not traveling with you


Download a USA Climbing Non-Member Waiver-Day here 

  • Competitors will have UNTIL the Tuesday night immediately after their competition BY 11:59p Mountain Time (10:59pm Pacific Time) to register on-line so that scores from that weekend's comp will be counted

  • Please note that USA Climbing Non-Members are NOT eligible to advance to Divisional or National Championships, but are welcome to participate in the Regional Championship with a $5.00 non-member waiver-day pass

  • How do I know what category I am climbing in? Category is based on the climber's birth year at the start of the climbing year (i.e. ABS13 + SCS2012 = 1-climbing year)

    • Youth D: born in 2001 or later
    • Youth C: born in 2000 and 1999
    • Youth B: born in 1998 and 1997
    • Youth A: born in 1996 and 1995
    • Junior: born in 1994 and 1993
    • Born in 1996 or earlier: you may choose to compete as Adult or Youth
    • Born in 1996 or earlier: further separated into Recreational, Intermediate, Advanced, or Open
    • Born in 1972 or earlier: further separated into Masters or Open
    • Open Category is open to anyone born in 1996 or earlier
  • ALL competing USA Climbing members must show current USA Climbing Membership card at all local events during check-in. This will hopefully help to alleviate scoring/results discrepancies.

  • VOLUNTEERS WANTED - Parents/Spectators Get Involved! Volunteers are needed at competitions, local and championship. Volunteers help the competitions run smoothly, so sign up during ABS and SCS as a belayer, judge, speed-climb timer, ISO-runner or line-em-upper, scorecard runner, check-in, registration or scoring helper. Please contact the hosting gym or the NorCal RCs. THANKS

If you have any questions or update suggestions for the Northern California page, contact richard @ (

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