Open Registration

2018 Bouldering Open Nationals

Registration for the Bouldering Open National Championship is open, beginning Monday January 8th.  If you are eligible and interested in registering for the 2018 USA Climbing: Bouldering Open National Championship, please see the list of eligible athletes and important registration information below:


According to Rule 3.6.3c, there are four categories of eligibility for Bouldering Open Nationals:

i. Champions – World (Youth or Adult), Pan Am (Youth or Adult), or National (Open Bouldering or Open Overall)

ii. Top 100 Nationally Ranked of each gender

iii. 2017 U.S. Citizen Semi-Finalists

iv. Any individual competitors who were NOT Nationally ranked but competed in at least one Cup Series, but… on a first-come, first-served basis.


FEMALE COMPETITORS:  Since there are less eligible than the total number of maximum athletes, registration is open to ALL eligible female competitors, from January 8th to January 29th at 5pm EST.  Register here to secure your spot at the 2018 USA Climbing: Bouldering Open National Championship.

Click here to review the list of Female Competitors that are eligible to register for the Bouldering Open National Championships.

MALE COMPETITORS:  Consistent with Rule 3.6.3c)iv., wherein the maximum time any individual competitor may spend in isolation is 8 hours, and based on the 5-minute on, 5-minute off Qualification format timeline, there will be a maximum total of 113 male competitors.  Since there are more male competitors eligible to compete than this maximum, and in order to give the highest qualified competitors a guaranteed opportunity to register, USA Climbing will have two registration periods:

  1. Male athletes that are within the first three qualification categories of eligibility, may register first, for a one week period that is open only to those competitors, until January 15th, at 5pm EST.  These eligible competitors may still register after this time according to b. below.  However, this first week registration period is the only time during which these athletes are guaranteed the ability to register and compete.  All male competitors within the first three tiers of eligibility are therefore strongly encouraged to register before January 15th in order to guarantee their spot!  If you are in the first three tiers of eligibility and would like to compete, Register here, ASAP.
  2. On January 15th at 5pm EST, the second registration for male athletes will open.  There will be a two-week period to register, until registration is completely closed, on January 29th at 5pm EST.  During this time, ALL eligible male athletes - including those within the first three categories of eligibility that have not yet registered AND all those in the fourth category – may register, but on a first-come, first-served basis, only up to the maximum number of total athletes (male 113) has registered. 


Click here to review the list of Male Competitors that are eligible to register during the first and second registration periods and confirm you are registering within the appropriate timeframe, based on your eligibility.  If you register prior to having an invitation to do so, your registration will be refunded.


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