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USA Climbing New England East (NEE) region 802 is VT, NH, ME, and eastern MA.
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2017.08.14,16 - bouldering season schedule updates  

2017-2018 Competition Schedule

Important Notes about Youth Regionals in the New England East region (802):

  • The Bouldering Regional Championship will be a two day event, Dec 9 and 10, 2017
    Some categories will climb on Saturday Dec 9, the others on Sunday Dec 10.  A climber would only climb one of the two days.  The schedule and which categories climb on which days is yet to be determined.
  • The Sport & Speed Regional Championship is likely to be a two day event, May 12 and 13, 2018.
    (same note about a climber competing only on one day, and schedule is tbd.)


Bouldering season

Sep 1 to Nov 29   Bouldering Local Comps (*all dates tentative)    
  *Sep 9 Rock Spot Climbing - Boston/Dedham, MA    

*Sep 16 North Country Climbing Center - Lisbon, NH    
  *Sep 23 Boston Rock Gym - Woburn, MA    
  *Sep 30 Salt Pump Climbing - Scarborough, ME    
  *Oct 14 Evo Rock + Fitness - Concord, NH    
  Oct 21 White Mountain School - Bethlehem NH    
  Oct 28 Petra Clifs - Burlington, VT    

*Nov 4 Evo Rock + Fitness - Portland, ME
  Nov 11 Metrorock - Essex Junction, VT    

Dec 9-10   Bouldering Region 802 Championships
Jan 13-14   Bouldering Division 8 Championships
Feb 2-3   Bouldering Open National Championships
Feb 9-11   Bouldering Youth National Championships    

Sport & Speed season

Feb 17 to Apr 29   Sport Local Comps

March 16-17
  Sport & Speed Open National Championships    
May 12-13   Sport & Speed Region 802 Championships
Jun 16-17   Sport & Speed Division 8 Championships
Jul 12-15
  Sport & Speed Youth National Championships    



USA Climbing memberships for the Sept 1, 2017 to Aug 31, 2018 season will be available Sept 1st. http://www.usaclimbing.org/members/membership_overview.htm

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 at http://www.usaclimbing.org no earlier than the Monday prior to the competition.  (The Day-Member pass can only be purchased online at usaclimbing.org.)

A Day-Member pass purchased online, or full-season Competitor membership, is required in order for the competitor's name to appear in the online scoring platform, allowing us to enter scores at the conclusion of the competition.

This new system also allows a competitor to receive credit for competing in local comps with either a Day-Member pass or a full-season Competitor membership. To be eligible for Regionals, the competitor needs to purchase the full-season Competitor membership before the close of Regionals registration and have competed in two local comps (either with Day-member pass, or full-season Competitor membership).

Note that the fees paid for Day-member passes will not be applied or credited toward the cost of any other type of USAC membership.

The full-season Competitor memberships are valid for both the bouldering and sport/speed disciplines from Sept 2017 to Aug 2018. (Memberships purchased prior to Sept 2017 are expired.)


In order to help avoid disappointment, confusion, or even disqualification, it is everyone's responsibility to know and understand the USA Climbing rules.

We highly recommend that everyone be familiar with the USA Climbing Rulebook when it is avaialble after Sept 1, 2017  There will be some significant changes made to the rules for the 2017-2018 year, and the first section of the rulebook is "Significant Changes -- Overview."  This is a great place to start if you've read the rulebook before.

For Bouldering season: All climbers, parents, coaches, friends, and especially judges: please watch the Championship Bouldering Competition Rules Video prior to attending or participating in Bouldering Regionals, Divisionals, or Nationals.

For Sport & Speed season: All climbers, parents, coaches, friends, and especially judges and belayers: please watch the Sport Climbing Rules video prior to attending or participating in Sport& Speed Regionals, Divisionals, or Nationals.

If there is any climbers briefing in iso, it will be primarily for items specific to that competition or to that venue/gym.  The climbers briefing cannot (and will not) fully review all the rules. It is the responsibility of the coaches and climbers to ensure they know the rules.


All the USA Climbing Championship events run on volunteer power. All the judges, belayers monitors, escorts, runners, and scorers are volunteers and without them we cannot provide the successful championship event that all our climbers have trained so hard for!

Parents and friends who have volunteered in the past: thank you and yes, we will need your generous help again. In fact, please help spread the word among the others on your team and at your gym -- volunteering isn't complicated, it's satisfying, it's educational, and it's appreciated by all the competitors! If you can, bring along someone who hasn't judged before, and we'll help you show them how capable they are to help out.

Those who have yet to volunteer: please consider signing up to help your climber(s) at this championship event. You can be assured that you are just as capable as any of the amazing volunteers that we see consistently helping at all the USAC events. You'll watch the Bouldering Competition Rules Video or the Sport Climbing Rules video beforehand, and we'll review things during a briefing the day of the comp. We will prepare you, and we will help you feel prepared.

We strive to arrange volunteer assignments so that you can see your climber(s) -- that's one reason we ask for the category of your climber(s). While we can't guarantee you'll see all of your climber's attempts, we've been successful with this in the past. In fact, the more volunteers we get, the more we can have duplicate judges and substitutes! Also, please also consider signing up for the session before or session after your climber(s).


The New England East region is one of two that make up Division 8:
    New England East (802): VT, ME,NH, Eastern MA   (our region)
    New England West (801): NY, CT,RI, Western MA  (neighboring region)

The New England East Regional Coordinators (RCs) are:
    Mark Vasta, Matt Ornes, and Shannon Lucia
    (see the Region 802 Contacts link on the right side of this page.)

Nearby Regions (for other local competitions):
    New England West (801): NY, CT, RI, Western MA
    Rustbelt (702): OH, PA, NJ