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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.



  • Vertical Rock Sport Local Comp
  • Capital Sport & Speed Regional Championships
  • Sport & Speed Season Schedule Overview
  • Membership Requirements for Local Competitions
  • General Season Information



The Vertical Rock comp on Saturday, April 28, 2017 will be a Flash format comp. For more information on Flash format, see rule 5.4.3 in the Rule book. Each climber will have 6 minutes to climb each of their 3 climbs, and will have a 6 minute rest between each climb with 1 minute transitions.

  • Doors open at 7:30am.
  • Competitors meetings will be at at 8am, 11am and 1pm.
  • Everyone must check in in at least 1 hour before their time slot.
  • Running orders have been emailed to competitors and posted in the Capital Region Facebook group.
  • Forerunning videos will be continuously played on TVs and iPads in gym so competitors can watch forerunning of each of their climbs.



Registration is open and closes on April 30, 2017. Register here. We encourage everyone to register early! Having early registration numbers allows us to get a head start on the stacking orders and schedule. Competitors may register before meeting their two required sport local requirement. Competitors that do not meet requirements by the time Regionals registration closes will be refunded.
Register here >

Earth Treks
725 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852

Saturday, May 13

All competitors must have a current waiver on file with Earth Treks in order to compete. Complete waiver >

Volunteers make this event possible! Be a part of the Capital Region’s growing volunteer community and help make this the best experience possible for your child/competitors. Volunteers get free t-shirts, an Earth Treks retail 25% off coupon and free breakfast and lunch.
Sign up to volunteer >



While the Capital Region schedule is also posted on the Region 701 Schedule & Results page, we have published a schedule overview here with comp details and registration links. Registration for local comps in this region fills up quickly. We strongly recommend that you plan ahead and register for each comp as soon as registration opens. Climbers can compete at “local” comps outside of the Capital Region to fulfill their 2 comp requirement necessary to compete at Sport & Speed Regionals. For nearby regions’ full schedules, visit the Rustbelt Schedule and Midsouth Schedule pages. For the full national Sport & Speed schedule, visit the Sport & Speed schedule page.


March 18, 2017

Crimper’s Climbing Gym
Christiansburg, VA

Info & Registration
Format: Redpoint, Sport only
Youth, Post-season Collegiate and non-USAC sanctioned Citizens

March 25, 2017

Peak Experiences
Midlothian, VA

Info & Registration
Format: Redpoint, Sport only
Volunteers lead belayers needed! Volunteers get free lunch and are entered into a raffle for a Metolius crash pad.
Volunteer sign-up

April 1, 2017

Earth Treks – Crystal City
Arlington, VA

Format: Redpoint, Sport only
Youth Only
Registration is closed. There will be no “day of” registration. To be placed on the waiting list, please call 703-340-2700.

April 29, 2017

Vertical Rock
Manassas, VA

Format: Flash Sport
Youth Only

Registration is now closed. There will be no “day of” registration.
Volunteers needed! Email info@climb-va.com to sign up to volunteer.



March 11, 2017

Cliff Hangers
Mooresville, NC

Info & Registration

March 11, 2017

Gravity Vault
Middletown, NJ

Info & Registration

March 18, 2017

Gravity Vault
Chatham, NJ

Info & Registration

March 25, 2017

Triangle Rock Gym
Morrisville, NC

Info & Registration
Youth and Citizens

March 25, 2017

New Jersey Rock Gym
Fairfield, NJ

Info & Registration

April 1, 2017

Inner Peaks—Crown Point
Charlotte, NC

Info & Registration

April 8, 2017

Gravity Vault
Upper Saddle River, NJ

Info & Registration

April 22, 2017

Philadelphia Rock Gym
Oaks, PA

Info & Registration

April 23, 2017

US National Whitewater Center
Charlotte, NC

Info for Tuck Fest
There is one registration fee which gives you access to as many competitions you’d like throughout the outdoor festival (adventure race, trail race, SUP, climbing comps, etc.)



Sport & Speed Open National Championships

March 10-11, 2017

Movement Climbing + Fitness
Denver, CO

Sport & Speed Capital Region Youth Championships

May 13, 2017

Earth Treks
Rockville, MD

Sport & Speed Division 7 Youth Championships

June 17-18, 2017

Sterling, VA

Adaptive National Championships

June 23, 2017

Brooklyn Boulders
Somerville, MA

Sport & Speed Youth National Championships

July 13-16, 2017

Stone Summit
Kennesaw, GA



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

  1. be current 2016-2017 annual members or
  2. have registered for a $10 Day-member pass within 24 hours prior to the start of the competition.

A $10 Day-member pass, valid for 24 hours from the time of purchase, will allow you to compete in a USA Climbing sanctioned local competition and be placed amongst the other competitors in your category at the event. The fees paid for Day-member passes will not be applied or credited toward any other type of USAC membership. 

This is a change from last year where you could compete at a comp, then register for annual membership by the following Tuesday (allowed the comp to count towards the two-comp requirement needed for Regionals). Now, you must be registered for either an annual or day-pass membership prior to the comp. This allows your name to show up in the new scoring platform.

For more information or to register for annual or day-member membership, visit the Membership page.



A USA Climbing membership is valid from September 1, 2016  through August 31, 2017 and covers both Bouldering and Sport & Speed seasons. Memberships are available now and only online. For more information on memberships and age category breakdowns, click here.

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 Sept. 1, 2016 to Nov. 27, 2016. For the full Capital Region schedule, including championship events, see the Capital/701 Region schedule page. 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. Competitors are ranked based on how long it takes them to climb a specific route (usually standardized).

Sport & Speed local season runs from March 1, 2017 through April 29, 2017. 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.