802-New England East
USA Climbing Region 802 - New England East (NEE)
VT, NH, ME, and eastern MA.
All information about local and regional championship competitions for New England East members will be posted on this region homepage. This region homepage is the first place to look for schedule, running orders, volunteer info, etc.
Join the New England East Facebook group for announcements about updates to this region homepage, and for info posted by the local competition host gyms. However, as there are many USAC members who are not on Facebook, this region page (not Facebook) is our primary communication channel.
2019-2020 SEASON SCHEDULE
BOULDERING YOUTH LOCAL COMPETITIONS (802)
*dates/locations are preliminary, pending USAC approval and completed Host Agreements*
*09/21/2019 - Brooklyn Boulders - Somerville MA
*10/05/2019 - Salt Pump Climbing Co - Scarborough ME
*10/12/2019 - Metrorock - Littleton MA
*10/19/2019 - Central Rock Gym - Stoneham MA
*11/09/2019 - White Mountain School - Bethlehem ME
BOULDERING YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITIONS (802)
Bouldering Championship Schedule is TBA
SPORT & SPEED YOUTH LOCAL COMPETITIONS (802)
Sport & Speed Youth Local Schedule is TBA
SPORT & SPEED YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITIONS (802)
Sport & Speed Championship Schedule is TBA
COACHES - NOVEMBER 1 & APRIL 1 DEADLINES
USAC Coach Membership; CPR & First Aid; Background Screening; SafeSport
Due by Nov 1, 2019 for Bouldering season
Due by Apr 1, 2020 for Sport & Speed season
Why do climbing competitions require so many volunteers, even with all the registration fees?
> Please read this
MULTI-ZONE SCORING SYSTEM FOR BOULDERING
We recommend before attending regionals, all competitors, coaches, and parents
- read the explanation regarding the NEW Multi-zone scoring format
- and watch the new Bouldering Rules video.
The multi-zone scoring format will be used for all Bouldering Championship events: Regionals, Divisionals, Nationals (Youth & Open).
No experience is necessary to judge bouldering championship competitions, and the multi-zone scoring system is straightforward, much simpler than the old system. You'll be paired with another (experienced) judge you can learn from and can help ensure that you should be able to watch your climber. We will train you so that you feel ready!
USA Climbing memberships for the Sept 1, 2019 to Aug 31, 2020 competition year will soon be available.
(Or click on the "JOIN or SUPPORT" link at the top of every usaclimbing.org page.)
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. There are 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.
All climbers, parents, coaches, friends, and especially judges and belayers: please watch the Bouldering or Sport Rules video on the USA Climbing Rulebook page prior to attending Regionals, Divisionals, or Nationals.
If there is any climbers briefing in iso, it might 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.
ABOUT USA CLIMBING NEW ENGLAND EAST REGION
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, Shannon Lucia, and Eugene Ma
(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