Welcome to the Great Lakes Region Webpage!
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2018 Bouldering Regional Championship Information:
Bouldering Regionals Final Schedule
Saturday Regionals Running Orders
Sunday Regionals Running Orders
Hoosier Heights has put together this information document, for hotels, restaurants, parking FAQs:
Hoosier Heights info page
EVERYONE entering Hoosier Heights must have a waiver on file. Save time and fill one out now!
Hoosier Heights Waiver
We need volunteers for Regionals! Sign up here:
Volunteer Sign up
All judges must watch the rules video before arriving. Find it here:
Bouldering Rules Video
2018/2019 Bouldering Season News:
Youth climbers compete in gender-specific age categories based on their birth year.
2018 / 2019 Season Categories:
2008 or Later
2006 / 2007
2004 / 2005
2002 / 2003
2000 / 2001
A Climber’s Regional affiliation is based on their home address or the address of their home gym. The Great Lakes Region (Region 502) consists of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan.
To be eligible to compete at the Regional championship, climbers must:
- Have a 2018 – 2019, (September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2019) USA Climbing competitor membership, which can be purchased at www.usaclimbing.org
- Compete in at least two (2) USAC – sanctioned bouldering local comps anywhere in the country.
The Regional Championship event is scheduled for December 9 and 10, 2018. Open enrollment for Regionals begins around November 1st and closes November 30th, 2018. All climbers will compete either on Saturday or Sunday but not both days.
Competitors who choose not register for an annual USA Climbing membership prior to participating in a local comp must purchase a $10.00 Day-Membership at www.usaclimbing.org during the 6-days immediately prior to and including the comp (but not before that). Fees paid for Day-Member pass cannot be applied or credited toward the later purchase of an annual membership.
- Climber may touch only the designated start hold(s) with his/her hands prior to an attempt; touching another hold will be counted as an attempt.
- Climber must control the start hold(s) with both hands before proceeding to the next handhold.
- Black tape indicates area that are completely off limits, (this includes the tape).
- Red tape indicates area (including the tape) that may not be touched by a climber’s hand. Their feet may “smear” the flat surface of the wall past the tape, but cannot use any holds across the tape.
- Climber may not use the side or top of the wall (unless specifically designated as part of the problem by the route-setter and explained by the judge).
- Climber may not put his/her fingers in the t-nut holes in the wall or volumes.
- No BETA is allowed, competitors may not receive coaching or parents yelling out BETA to the climber – this may lead to disqualification.
- Parents and Coaches are not permitted to have a discussion or contact with the judge. Any such action may be grounds for disqualification of the competitor. All issues should be addressed with Chief Judge.
- No headphones while climbing
- Climber may call a “technical” only for the following:
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Be safe this Bouldering season –
Your USA Climbing Great Lakes Regional Coordinators,
Check the Great Lakes Schedule for Details! Be sure to also check nearby regions for additional local competitions, especially 702: The Rustbelt and 501: Midwest
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If you have questions regarding membership or the Sport & Speed season, please do not hesitate to ask. E-mail: email@example.com or call the office: 303-499-0715 for more details!
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The great Lakes Region includes:
Illinois Michigan Indiana Kentucky
10 climbers from each category will advance from Regionals to Divisionals as opposed to the 7 it had been in previous years.
6 climbers from each category will advance from Divisionals to Nationals. However, there are only 2 regions per Division, and 8 divisions so there will be at least 48 climbers per category at Nationals now instead of the 35+ it had been in the past.
Sunday Regional Running Orders