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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.

Join the Capital Region Facebook group for updates, information on Youth competitions and photos. If you are looking for updates on the Collegiate series, join the Collegiate Capital Region Facebook Group.

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HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 2019 Sport & Speed Division 7 Championships

  • 2019 Sport & Speed National Championships

  • Notice Regarding SafeSport Training for Youth Competitors

  • 2018-2019 Season

  • General Information

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2019 SPORT & SPEED DIVISION 7 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Congratulations to everyone who competed in the Division 7 Sport & Speed Youth Championships this past weekend at Vertical Adventures! Big thanks to Vertical Adventures being such great hosts, the route setting crew for putting up awesome routes and to all the volunteers that helped to make the comp go smoothly!

For results, visit the Results page.

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SPORT & SPEED YOUTH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

LOCATION: Reach Indoor Climbing and Fitness, Bridgeport, Pennsylvania

DATES: Thursday-Sunday, July 11-14, 2019

INFO
Visit the event page for schedule, volunteer information, parking, tickets, running order, etc.
http://www.usaclimbing.org/Nationals_Information/Sport___Speed_Nationals/Sport___Speed_Youth_Nationals.htm

REGISTRATION
All Division 7 Sport Invitations have been accepted.

Competitors have until the close of third-round registration: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 @ 11:59pm MST to accept all Speed invitations. 

Updated SPEED Invitations

For more information about registration please go to: http://www.usaclimbing.org/Nationals_Information/Sport___Speed_Nationals/Sport___Speed_Youth_Nationals/Registration.htm

Registration for this event is the sole means of acceptance.

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NOTICE REGARDING SAFESPORT TRAINING FOR YOUTH COMPETITORS

Sport & Speed Youth National Championship competitors who will be 18 years of age or older on July 11, 2019 MUST complete SafeSport training prior to athlete check-in on Wednesday, July 10th.  Any 18+ year old competitor who has not successfully successfully completed the SafeSport training by the close of athlete check-in (6pm EDT) will not eligible to compete at Sport & Speed Youth National Championships.

Steps to complete required SafeSport Training:

  1. Retrieve your SafeSport access code within your Sport & Speed Youth Nationals registration confirmation email
  2. If you are currently 17 turning 18 prior to July 11, parental consent is required and the form can be found HERE.
  3. Email the completed parental consent form to sharlee@usaclimbing.org
  4. Access the SafeSport Training HERE 

Competitors are strongly encouraged to complete SafeSport training prior to arriving in Philadelphia as the training takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. If you have any questions please contact Sharlee@usaclimbing.org

 

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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.

NOTICE TO COMPETITORS: As a result of the Capital Region having less than 4 local competitions for the 2019 Sport Season, the top-20 requirement for Regional Championship registration will not apply for this season. Competitors will still need to compete in at least 2 local comps and hold a competitor membership, if they wish to register for Regionals.

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.

2018-2019 BOULDERING SEASON (OVERVIEW)

Sept. 29, 2018

Youth Bouldering Local

Earth Treks
Timonium, MD

Oct. 13, 2018

Youth Bouldering Local

Crimper’s
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

 

2019 SPORT & SPEED SEASON (OVERVIEW)

 

 

 

March 23, 2019

Youth Sport Local

Crimper’s
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

Sportrock
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

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GENERAL INFORMATION

MEMBERSHIP
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 SEASON
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 & SPEED SEASON
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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