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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 2020

Chief Routesetter (Lead):  Ryan Sewell (CO)

Chief Routesetter (Bouldering):  Garrett Gregor (CO)

Bouldering Open National Championship:  Feb 2020; Bend, Oregon

Chief Routesetter:  Brad Weaver (CO)

Bouldering Youth National Championship:  Feb 2020; Bend, Oregon

Chief Routesetter:  Mike Bockino (UT)

Sport & Speed Open National Championship:  Mar 2020

Chief Routesetter:  Kyle McCabe (NH)

Paraclimbing National Championship:  Mar 2020

Chief Routesetter:  Nohl Haeckel (CA)

Collegiate National Championship:  Apr 2020

Chief Routesetter:  Mark Mercer (WA)

Sport & Speed Youth National Championship:  Jul 2020

Chief Routesetter:  John Oungst (TX)


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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