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801-New England West

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2017-2018 GENERAL SEASON INFORMATION

MEMBERSHIP

A USA Climbing membership is valid from September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018 and covers both Bouldering and Sport & Speed seasons. Memberships are available online starting September 1, 2017. For more information on memberships and age category breakdowns, click here.

All competitors who wish to participate in any USA Climbing sanctioned competition this season must either have a current full-season Competitor membership or will need to purchase a Day-Member pass for $10 online here starting the Monday prior to the competition and no later than the start of the event it is being purchased for. (The Day-Member pass can only be purchased online at usaclimbing.org.)

The fees paid for a Day-Member Pass ($10.00) CANNOT be applied to a “Competitor” membership at any point throughout the season.

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

For the full 801 Region schedule, including championship events, see the New England West/801 Region schedule page.

2017-2018 BOULDERING SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS

  

Dec. 9-10, 2017

Bouldering Youth Regional Championships

The Gravity Vault              Melville, NY

Jan. 13-14, 2018

Bouldering Youth Division 8 Championships

Central Rock Gym           Warwick, RI

February 2-3, 2018

Bouldering Open National Championships

Salt Palace Convention Center Salt Lake City, UT

February 3, 2018

Bouldering Citizens’ National Championships

Location TBD

February 9-11, 2018

Bouldering Youth National Championships

Salt Palace Convention Center Salt Lake City, UT

 

CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT INVITATIONS

The top ten (10) competitors in each gender/category will receive an invitation from Youth Regional Championships to Youth Divisional Championships.

The top six (6) competitors in each gender/category will receive an invitation from Youth Divisional Championships to Youth National Championships.

*Special cases, including National Champions, Continental Champions, World Champions and Foreign Nationals will add additional invitations to their respective categories.

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 Sept. 1, 2017 to Nov. 29, 2017. 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. Competitors are ranked based on how long it takes them to climb a specific route (usually standardized).

Sport & Speed local season runs from February 17, 2018 through April 29, 2018. 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.

2017-2018 Bouldering and Sport/Speed dates

 

2017 Bouldering Local Season: September 1- November 29

2017 Bouldering Regional Championships: December 9/10

2018 Bouldering Divisional Championships: January 13/14

2018 Bouldering Youth National Championships: February 9/10/11

2018 Sport & Speed Local Season: February 17- April 29

2018 Sport & Speed Regional Championships: May 12/13

2018 Sport & Speed Divisional Championships: June 16/17

2018 Sport & Speed Youth National Championships: July 12/13/14/15

 

ABOUT USA CLIMBING NEW ENGLAND WEST REGION

The New England West region is one of two that make up Division 8:

  • New England West (801): NY, CT,RI, Western MA  (neighboring region)

  • New England East (802): VT, ME,NH, Eastern MA   (our region)

 

Nearby Regions (for other local competitions):

 

RULEBOOK

Please click here for rulebook.

801 REGIONAL COORDINATORS

Kevin Gallagher, Jayme Talbot, and Joan Zhao (region801@usaclimbing.org). Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.

 

 

 

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