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Last update: 3/8/2017 – Correct date for local comp at The Rock Club 

Welcome to the New England West Region page. New England West (Region 801) is one of two regions that make up Division 8. It includes New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Western Massachusetts. The other region in our division is New England East (Region 802), which includes Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Eastern Massachusetts.

Join the New England West Facebook group for announcements and to connect with other climbers in our region.

Regional Coordinators
Kevin Gallagher and Jayme Talbot ( Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.


All information will be posted in the Bouldering Youth Nationals section of the USA Climbing website. You can find the schedule, volunteer sign-up, accommodations, broadcast information, and other information there.

We encourage all parents, competitors and coaches to read the USA Climbing Rulebook and watch the Championship Rules video. 


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

Contact the gym directly for registration. Local comps do not include Speed climbing.




March 26, 2017

The Rock Club

New Rochelle, NY

April 1, 2017

Rock Climb Fairfield

Fairfield, CT

April 8, 2017

Gravity Vault, Poughkeepsie

Poughkeepsie, NY

April 22, 2017

Gravity Vault, Melville

Melville, NY

April 29, 2017

Rock Spot Climbing

Lincoln, RI

Note: Climbers may compete at any local comp, in any region, to satisfy the two comp minimum requirement for Regionals. To be eligible to advance to Divisionals, competitors must compete at their home Regional Championship.

Check out our neighboring regions, New England East and Rustbelt, for more local comps.

Championship comps include both Sport and Speed climbing.





Mar 10-11, 2017

Open National Championship

Movement Climbing + Fitness

Denver, CO

May 13, 2017

Youth Regional Championship

Rock Climb Fairfield

Fairfield, CT

Jun 17-18, 2017

Youth Divisional Championship

Central Rock Gym

Randolph, MA

Jul 13-16, 2017

Youth National Championship





To compete at a USA Climbing sanctioned youth bouldering local, competitors must either:

  • be current 2016-2017 annual members (membership runs from Sept 1, 2016 to Aug 31, 2017) or
  • 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 (to allow the comp to count towards the two comp requirement 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


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, 2017. For the full New England West Region schedule, including championship events, see the Schedule page. Youth competitors are required to compete in a minimum of two USA Climbing sanctioned local bouldering competitions as a current 2016-2017 USA Climbing member 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.

Sport & Speed local season runs from March 1 through April 29, 2017. Youth competitors are required to compete in a minimum of two USA Climbing sanctioned local Sport competitions as a current 2016-2017 USA Climbing member to be eligible to compete in the Sport & Speed Regional Championship.

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