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Welcome to the Capital Region page. The Capital Region (Region 701) is one of two regions that make up Division 7 and includes Virginia, West Virginia, DC, Maryland and Delaware. Rustbelt (702) is the other region in our Division and includes Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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  • 2019 Sport and Speed Open National Championship
  • 2018-2019 Season
  • General Information



The 2019 Sport and Speed National Open National Championship is being hosted in the Capital Region, at Sportrock Alexandria. This event will feature some of the best climbers in the country. It is a great opportunity to see the sport we all love at an elite level. What better way to transition into the Youth Sport and Speed season?

The event will be held on March 8 and 9 at Sportrock Alexandria, 5308 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304. See below for more information and we hope to see you out there.

> General Open Nationals information (from USA Climbing)

> General Open Nationals information (from Sportrock)

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Note to aspirant judges: This event qualifies for the S&S National Championship requirement of your certification.


2018-2019 SEASON


Registration for local comps in this region fills up quickly. We strongly recommend that you register for each comp as early as possible. To be eligible for the Regional Championship, competitors will have to participate in two Youth Locals but now will also have to rank Top 20 in at least one USAC Youth Local (Top 20 does not include “extra quota” competitors – see Rule 3.9.1). Climbers can compete at “local” comps outside of the Capital Region to fulfill their comp requirements.

We will do our best to post when registration opens on the Capital Region Facebook group page. For nearby regions’ full schedules, visit the Rustbelt Schedule and Midsouth Schedule pages.

In order to compete at a USA Climbing sanctioned youth bouldering local, competitors must either:

  1. be current 2018-2019 Competitor (annual) Members or
  2. have registered for a $20 Introductory Membership online via the USA Climbing website prior to the competition.

Athletes that compete as a Introductory Member will not be eligible to advance to championship level competitions (Regional, Divisional, National). If a Youth or Collegiate competitor wishes to be eligible to compete in championship competitions, he/she will need to purchase either a Competitor Membership prior to the close of registration for the respective Regional Championship in order for the locals he/she competed in as a Introductory Member to count toward the competitor’s Regional eligibility.


Sept. 29, 2018

Youth Bouldering Local

Earth Treks
Timonium, MD

Oct. 13, 2018

Youth Bouldering Local

Christiansburg, VA

Oct. 27, 2018

Youth Bouldering Local

Vertical Rock
Manassas, VA

Nov. 3, 2018

Youth Bouldering Local

River Rock
Roanoke, VA

Nov. 10, 2018

Youth Bouldering Local

The Boulder Yard
Frederick, MD

Dec. 8, 2018

Bouldering Regional Championship

Earth Treks
Rockville, MD

Jan. 12-13, 2019

Bouldering Division 7 Championship

Peak Experiences RVA
Richmond, VA

February 1-2, 2019

Bouldering Open National Championship

Deschutes County Fairgrounds Expo Center
Bend, Oregon

February 8-10, 2019

Bouldering Youth National Championship

Deschutes County Fairgrounds Expo Center
Bend, Oregon






March 23, 2019

Youth Sport Local

Christiansburg, VA

April 13, 2019

Youth Sport Local

Vertical Rock
Manassas, VA

April 20, 2019

Youth Sport Local

Peak Experiences
Midlothian, VA

March 8-9, 2019

Sport & Speed Open National Championship

Alexandria, VA

May 11, 2019
(date has changed)

Sport & Speed Regional Championship

Earth Treks Crystal City
Arlington, VA

June 15-16, 2019

Sport & Speed Division 7 Championship

Vertical Adventures
Columbus, OH

July 11-14, 2019

Sport & Speed Youth National Championship

Reach Climbing + Fitness
Bridgeport, PA



A USA Climbing membership is valid from September 1 through August 31 annually and covers both Bouldering and Sport & Speed seasons. For more information on memberships and age category breakdowns, click here. In order to compete in a USA Climbing sanctioned competition, all competitors must hold a current USA Climbing Membership.

  • USA Climbing Memberships are valid from September 1 through August 31, annually.
  • Memberships are only available online and include access to all USA Climbing sanctioned competitions.
  • Competitors that do not register for a Competitor (annual) membership prior to attending a competition will be subject to the $20 Introductory Membership. The fees paid for Introductory Memberships will not be applied or credited toward any other type of USA Climbing membership. The Introductory Membership replaces the Day Memberships but can now be used at multiple local events. You do not need to purchase a new Introductory Membership for each local event.

> For more information about membership or to register for a membership, USA Climbing Memberships.

Bouldering: a number of individual, short routes or “problems,” are attempted without a climbing rope, but with landing mats for protection.

Bouldering local season runs from September through November. Youth competitors are required to compete in a minimum of two USA Climbing sanctioned local bouldering competitions in order to be eligible to compete in the Bouldering Regional Championship.

Sport: routes are climbed on lead or top-rope, with the competitor belayed from below. For lead, each quickdraw is clipped sequentially. Speed: routes are attempted on top-rope, with the competitor belayed from below, or on auto-belay. Competitors are ranked based on how long it takes them to climb a specific route (usually standardized).

Sport & Speed local season runs from February through April. Youth Sport competitors are required to compete in a minimum of two USA Climbing sanctioned local Sport competitions in order to be eligible to compete in Sport at the Sport & Speed Regional Championship.


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