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Competitions

USA Climbing is the national governing body for competition climbing in the United States. USAC sanctions and helps organize over 150 competitions each year, through multiple competitive series.


NCS Stone Age:  Oct 2019; Stone Age Climbing; Albuquerque, NM

Chief Routesetter:  Jeremy Hardin (VA)

NCS Dogpatch Boulders:  Nov 2019; Touchstone Dogpatch; San Francisco, CA

Chief Routesetter:  Garrett Gregor (CO)

NCS High Point Memphis:  Dec 2019; High Point Memphis; Memphis, TN

Chief Routesetter:  Nic Oklobzija (MN)

Combined Invitational:  Jan 10-12, 2020; Summit Climbing Plano; Plano, TX

Chief Routesetter (Lead):  Ryan Sewell (CO)

Assistants:  Bret Johnston (WA); John Oungst (TX); Cody Grodzki (TN)

Chief Routesetter (Bouldering):  Garrett Gregor (CO)

Assistants:  Chris Danielson (CO); Jeremy Ho (CA), Flannery Shay-Nemirow (AZ)

Bouldering Open National Championship:  Jan 31-Feb 1, 2020; Bend, Oregon

Chief Routesetter:  Brad Weaver (CO)

Assistants:  Dave Wetmore (CA), Jeremy Hardin (VA), Jonathan Brandt (TN), Flannery Shay-Nemirow (AZ), Joel Zerr (UT)

Bouldering Youth National Championship:  Feb 7-9 2020; Bend, Oregon

Chief Routesetter:  Mike Bockino (UT)

Assistants:  Rylan Marshall (CO), Sydney McNair (NH), Nick Foster (UT), Moe Corbett (WA), Keith North (CO)

Apprentices:   Thomas Bonifield (IN), Eddie Morillas (UT), Eric Williamson (OR), Canon Huse (TX), Roy Quanstrom (CO)

IFSC PA Combined Championship:  Feb 27 – Mar 1, 2020; Sender One, Los Angeles, CA

IFSC Chief Routesetter (Lead):  Christian Bindhammer (GER)

Assistants:  Ryan Sewell (CO), Bret Johnston (WA)

Pan Am Assistant:  TBD

IFSC Chief Routesetter (Bouldering):  Chris Danielson (USA)

Assistants:  Brad Weaver (CO), Nic Oklobzija (MN)

Pan Am Assistant:  TBD

Sport Open National Championship:  Mar 13-14, 2020; The Front; Salt Lake City, UT

Chief Routesetter:  Kyle McCabe (NH)

Assistants:  Lucas Bundy (CO), Jonathan Brandt (TN), Augy Cohn (CO)

Apprentice:  Amin Abbasi (TX)

Paraclimbing National Championship:  Mar 28-29 2020; Earth Treks Englewood; CO

Chief Routesetter:  Nohl Haeckel (CA)

Assistants:  TBD

Collegiate National Championship:  Apr 17-19, 2020; Mesa Rim; San Diego, CA

Chief Routesetter:  Mark Mercer (WA)

Assistants:  TBD

Apprentices:  TBD

Intern:  TBD

Vail Summer Cup:  Jun 5-6, 2020; Vail, CO

Chief Routesetter: TBD

Assistants: TBD

Apprentices:  TBD

IFSC Boulder World Cup:  Jun 12-14, 2020; Salt Lake City, UT

Assistants:  TBD

Sport Youth National Championship:  Jul 9-12, 2020; Reach Climbing; Philadelphia, PA

Chief Routesetter:  John Oungst (TX)

Assistants:  TBD

Apprentices:  TBD

Intern:  TBD

 


Selection Process

The process of selection for Routesetters at Championship Bouldering and Sport Competitions is detailed below.
Please see the home page for more information about current announcements for Routesetter positions.

National Championship Competitions: The Chief Routesetter is selected by USA Climbing Operations. An application process is then opened for Routesetters to apply for official Assistant, Apprentice, and Intern positions. The type and number of positions offered varies depending on the event. These Routesetter positions are determined by the Chief Routesetter in coordination with USAC Operations.

National Cup Series Competitions: The Chief Routesetter is selected by USA Climbing Operations in coordination with the host facility.  All other Routesetters are selected by the host facility and there are no formal USAC Internships offered at National Cup Series events.

Divisional Competitions: The Chief Routesetter is selected by the host facility in coordination with USA Climbing Operations. The Chief Routesetter must be Level 4 Certified with an Endorsement in the competition discipline. If a Level 5 Routesetter is the Chief Routesetter of a Divisional event, USA Climbing may offer an official Divisional Internship. All other Routesetters are selected by the host facility.

Regional Competitions: The Chief Routesetter selected by the host facility in coordination with USA Climbing Operations. The Chief Rouetsetter must be Level 3 Certified with an Endorsement in the competition discipline. All other Routesetters are determined by the host facility.

Local Competitions: The Chief Routesetter and all other Routesetters are selected by the host facility.

 

 

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