To our USA Climbing stakeholders,
Our Board of Directors met Wednesday night and received an updated from our Risk Management Committee regarding current belay practices and the potential use of auto-belay devices for Speed climbing. These conversations are still ongoing and in depth, requiring more time and consideration than would have allowed for a recommendation prior to Youth Regionals. If any changes are planned for Divisionals, we will communicate them as soon as possible.
In the meantime, please continue to send your comments, questions, and concerns on this topic to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click below to read the full statement from USA Climbing CEO, Kynan Waggoner.