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Official News for USA Climbing Routesetting

Due to the ever-changing nature of the Covid19 pandemic and the associated closures of states that go along with it, USA Climbing has postponed all of the spring 2020 clinics until further notice. 

We are working closely with the potential host facilities for these clinics to determine the best course of action moving forward.  If you have any questions regarding clinics please feel free to reach out to the Routesetting Program Manager, Mike Bockino, at mike@usaclimbing.org

POSTPONED: Level 2 Clinic scheduled for April 9th – 11th (application period open now – please apply ASAP)

We have scheduled the next Level 2 clinic to be held April 9th – 11th at Vertical Adventures in Columbus, OH, and instructed by Luke Bertelsen and Mike Bockino, Level 5 Routesetters. 

The application period is from March 6th to 11th.  As this is a short timeline, with the clinic held in early April, we encourage all applicants to apply as soon as possible.  THE DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS MARCH 11th.

Please download the Level 2 Application HERE and send to routesetting@usaclimbing.org


POSTPONED: Level 1 Clinics

LEVEL 1 Clinics:  A Level 1 Clinic is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in improving their overall routesetting, learning fundamental skill sets for competition routesetting, and taking the first step towards advancing as a USAC competition routesetter.   To register for a clinic you must purchase a Routesetter Membership and then log into your membership and choose the clinic from the Events tab in the dashboard (more info on the CLINICS page). 

Clinic location and info:

April 4/5, 2020 – On The Edge Rock Climbing; Melbourne, FL – Chief Instructor John Oungst (POSTPONED)

April 6/7, 2020 – Gravity Vault Hoboken; Hoboken, NJ – Chief Instructor Nic Oklobzija (POSTPONED)

April 27/28, 2020 – Touchstone Climbing; San Francisco, CA – Chief Instructor Mike Bockino (POSTPONED)

Registration is first-come, first-served and you should have 6 months experience routesetting and be able to comfortably work 5.10/V3.  If you want to participate we encourage you to register as soon as possible as we continue to see growing interest in Level 1 Clinics. 

With any general questions about the program, please contact the Administrator of the Routesetting Clinic and Certification Program, Mike Bockino at routesetting@usaclimbing.org.   

Applications for National competitions

Information regarding applications for routesetters at 2021 national competitions will be announced soon! For questions contact routesetting@usaclimbing.org

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