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2018 USA Climbing: Bouldering Youth Divisional Championships

2018 USA Climbing: Bouldering Youth Divisional Championships

Inclement Weather Official Response (Updated: 1/12/18):  USA Climbing has been staying informed regarding potential weather-related conditions that could make it difficult for some competitors to travel to their respective Bouldering Youth Divisional Championship competition this weekend. USA Climbing will not make any decisions pertaining to inclement weather until after all Bouldering Youth Divisional Championships have concluded.  We strongly encourage competitors and their families to be aware of the weather forecast in their area and in the area of the Divisional Championship they are registered to attend and plan accordingly, however we do not encourage any competitors or their families to put themselves in imminent danger in order to attend a USA Climbing sanctioned competition this weekend.  If the weather prohibits a competitor from competing in the Bouldering Youth Divisional Championships this weekend, the competitor should notify info@usaclimbing.org no later than Saturday, January 13th at 11:59pm MST.  The email communication should contain the competitor’s first and last name, home region, full address, team affiliation and evidence of inclement weather preventing the athlete from attending the competition.  USA Climbing will then assess any broad impact that a weather event may have caused in a particular area.

USA Climbing: Bouldering Youth Divisional Championships - Third Round Registration

Registration for the 2017 Bouldering Youth Divisional Championships is now closed and all invitations have been accepted. The list linked below represents the 2018 Bouldering Divisional Championship registrants in alphabetical order by last name. Please contact
info@usaclimbing.org with questions or concerns.

2017 USA Climbing: Bouldering Youth Divisional Championships Registrant List


Bouldering Youth Divisional Championships will be held on January 13 & 14, 2018 at these locations:

Division 1 - Vertical World - Redmond, WA
Division 2 - BaseCamp - Reno, NV
Division 3 - Momentum Indoor Climbing - Lehi, UT
Division 4 - the BLOC climbing + fitness - Tucson, AZ
Division 5 - Vertical Endeavors - Bloomington, MN
Division 6 - Active Climbing Center - Grovetown, GA
Division 7 - Philadelphia Rock Gym - Wyncote, PA
Division 8 - Central Rock Gym - Warwick, RI

Due to inclement weather in many parts of the country over the weekend, USA Climbing received communication via email from 28 competitors stating they were unable to compete in the Regional Championships.  The majority of these competitors were set to attend either the Region 202 or Region 601 competitions, with a few cases in 602, 701 and 801.  Based on review of their requests and knowledge of the weather in these areas, we are permitting those competitors, from these regions who informed USA Climbing by email to info@usaclimbing.org prior to December 9th at 11:59 MST of inability to compete due to ice, snow or fire, to advance to their home Divisional Championship competition.  Additionally, we are permitting any competitor in Region 202 that did not attend the Regional Championship due to wildfires to advance to their home Divisional Championship competition.

USA Climbing has contacted affected competitors directly via email and offered them a first round invitation to their respective 2018 USA Climbing: Bouldering Youth Divisional Championship competition.  These competitors will need to register for this competition prior to the close of first round registration on Wednesday, December 13th at 11:59pm MST to accept their first round invitation (except for the Region 202 cases discussed below).

Please refer to the ‘Inclement Weather Official Response’ that was shared on the USA Climbing website on Thursday, 12/7:http://www.usaclimbing.org/Media/USA_Climbing_News/2017_USA_Climbing__Bouldering_Youth_Regional_Championships_Registration.htm

It is important to note that competitors in any region except 202, who did not notify USA Climbing per the public statement and did not arrive on time will not be permitted to advance to the Divisional Championships.  

To those currently enduring the Southern California wildfires, our thoughts are with you and your family in this difficult time.  If you need additional time to accept your invitation, you must contact info@usaclimbing.org.  USA Climbing will accept such requests until the close of 3rd round registration which is anticipated to shut down on Wednesday, December 20th at 11:59pm MST.

Individuals classified as ‘Inclement Weather Invitations’ will be denoted at the bottom of the invitation charts for their respective category with a Y in the invitation column.


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