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USA Climbing: Collegiate provides access for undergraduate or graduate students that are currently enrolled at a college or university to compete in Bouldering, Sport and Speed climbing.

Volunteers Needed

We need your help. USA Climbing is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and supported by a number of volunteer Committees, Task Forces, and Working Groups. All of these are crucial to running and improving the organization. Currently, we are seeking candidates to fill the multiple positions. Those who would like to participate in planning for our future can help by answering this call for volunteers. Please review the open positions, share with qualified candidates, and/or apply by May 31, 2020.

A full list of the current members of the Board of Directors, committees, task forces, and working groups can be found here:



2019-2020 Collegiate Season Information

USA Climbing: Collegiate Local Season - October 1, 2019 - March 7, 2020
USA Climbing: Collegiate Regional Championships - March 28, 2020
USA Climbing: Collegiate National Championship – April 17 - 19, 2020

Collegiate boundaries do not coincide with the Youth Bouldering and Youth Sport & Speed boundaries. We currently have 13 established regions, including:






We encourage new and existing teams to reference the Collegiate Team Development Manual as you prepare to participate in the Collegiate competitive season.

New Collegiate teams should contact rachel@usaclimbing.org prior to registering for the season.

Join the Collegiate Climbing Facebook Group Page to stay in the know about the season!

Check out the USA Climbing Forum!

Host a sanctioned Collegiate Competition

If you are a school or gym interested in hosting a competition in an existing region you will need to contact USA Climbing or your Regional Coordinator.  If you would like to host a competition in a region that currently does not exist, contact rachel@usaclimbing.org

A typical USA Climbing Collegiate competition format is redpoint including bouldering and sport climbing. In this mixed format you will typically turn in some combination of your top boulder problems and sport climbs. There are several approved formats that are outline in the USA Climbing Rulebook.

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