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About USA Climbing

USA Climbing is the national governing body of the sport of competition climbing in the United States.  As a 501(c)3 non-profit, we promote three competition disciplines, bouldering, sport and speed climbing, through our series:

  • USA Climbing: Sport
  • USA Climbing: Speed
  • USA Climbing: Bouldering
  • USA Climbing: Adaptive

USA Climbing receives sanctioning and is recognized by:

  • The International Federation for Sport Climbing (IFSC - formerly known as the International Council for Competition Climbing or the ICC)
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  • The International Olympic Committee (IOC)
  • The United States Olympic Committee (USOC)

Please note that USA Climbing's policies and processes are currently being revised as needed to conform to USA Climbing's Amended & Restated Bylaws adopted on July 17, 2017.  Please email info@usaclimbing.org with any questions regarding implementation of the Bylaws and the coordination between the Bylaws and other policies and processes of USA Climbing.


To promote the growth and success of the sport of competition climbing in the United States while generating competitive excellence for United States athletes in international competition.

We encourage everyone to participate in one or all of our series through sanctioned climbing events.  Check the schedule for a gym hosting an event near you!

USA Climbing Tax Filings

2016 IRS 990  | 2016 Audited Financials

2015 IRS 990  | 2015 Audited Financials

2014 IRS 990  | 2014 Audited Financials

2013 IRS 990

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