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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)


To ensure the success and growth of the sport of competition climbing.

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

2015 IRS 990

2014 IRS 990

2013 IRS 990

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