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This page lists all currently scheduled USA Climbing Routesetting Clinics.  Please read below for more information and registration details for each clinic.  Please review the Level 1 and Level 2 Clinic descriptions and pre-requisites on the Certification page before registering or applying for a clinic.  Additional clinics may be scheduled for later in the year in various regions. If you are interested in hosting a clinic at your facility, please visit our hosting page. Contact Chris Danielson at routesetting@usaclimbing.org with any questions.

LEVEL 1:  October 17th – 18th, 2017; Touchstone Cliffs of ID; Culver City, CA

This Level 1 clinic will be instructed by Luke Bertelsen, Level 5 Routesetter from Tuscon, AZ, and Jeremy Ho, USAC Level 4 Routesetter and Chief Routesetter at Touchstone.  The clinic is open to 20 total participants.  The Participant Fee is $200.00 and all participants must also have a USA Climbing Routesetter Membership ($55.00) which can be purchased at the time of registration. With any questions contact Luke at luke@rocksandropes.com.  

Register for the clinic here: https://thriva.activenetwork.com/Reg4/Form.aspx?IDTD=2557703&RF=11510593

LEVEL 2:  November 26th – 28th, 2017; Vertical Endeavors; Minneapolis, MN

This Level 2 clinic will be instructed by Level 5 Chief Routesetter and Chairman of the Routesetting Committee, John Muse.  Participation is capped at 12 and we expect many applications, so please only apply if you have Level 1 certification, significant USAC competition routesetting experience, Chief Routesetter experience, other related qualifications, and a sincere interest in setting for USAC Championship level competitions in the future.  Applicants who have exceptional Championship level (Regional/Divisional) competition routesetting experience and Chief Routesetter experience will take precedence, and we will select participants also considering the desire to have routesetters from diverse USAC regions. 

The Level 2 clinic is a significantly higher level than the Level 1 Clinic, where our goal is to not only instruct and guide routesetters in the methodology and practices of routesetting for USA Climbing events, but to also assess your performance and qualification to set for Championship level competition events in the future.  Applicants are expected to be able to work V7 and 5.12.  This clinic is three full days and the cost is $400.00.  A $55 USAC Routesetter Membership is also mandatory, and if you are accepted into the clinic but are not already a member, you may also purchase the membership online while registering.  Successful participants in the clinic will receive Level 2 Certification. 

TO APPLY DOWNLOAD THIS FORM and email the completed application to John Muse at john@usaclimbing.org. 

Accepted applicants will be provided a link directly to the USAC registration page.  With any questions regarding this clinic, contact John Muse, the Chief Instructor, at john@usaclimbing.org or Chris Danielson, Administrator of the Routesetting Clinic and Certification Program at routesetting@usaclimbing.org.  The application deadline is 5:00pm MTN October 20th, 2017.


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