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About USA Climbing

USA Climbing is the national governing body of the sport of competition climbing in the United States. As a 501(c)3 non-profit, we promote three competition disciplines, bouldering, sport and speed climbing, through our series:

  • USA Climbing: Bouldering
  • USA Climbing: Collegiate
  • USA Climbing: Paraclimbing
  • USA Climbing: Speed
  • USA Climbing: Sport

USA Climbing receives sanctioning and is recognized by:


Support the well-being, development, and competitive excellence of our athletes as we advance the accessibility and growth of the climbing community nationwide.

Core Values

Athlete First. Support the well-being and development of climbers at all levels, abilities and ages – from beginner to elite, including youth, collegiate, adult, and paraclimbing.

Diversity & Inclusiveness. Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion as critical to our success, continuously champion these principles throughout the climbing community, and do not tolerate discrimination in any form.

Integrity & Teamwork. Promote climbing’s culture and ethos of camaraderie and sportsmanship to enrich lives and maximize the full potential of all participants.

Environmental Stewardship. Encourage responsible use, and the protection and preservation of, the natural environment.

Inspiration & Excellence. Be the very best at what we do as an organization, continually challenge our model, identify and adjust if we fall short, and finally celebrate our successes.

2020-2024 Strategic Plan

To view USA Climbing's 2020-2024 Strategic Plan, please click here

We encourage everyone to participate in one or all of our series through sanctioned climbing events. Please check our map to find an event near you!

USA Climbing Tax Filings

2020 IRS 9902020 Audited Financials

2019 IRS 990 | 2019 Audited Financials

2018 IRS 990 | 2018 Audited Financials

2017 IRS 990  | 2017 Audited Financials 

2016 IRS 990  | 2016 Audited Financials

2015 IRS 990  | 2015 Audited Financials

2014 IRS 990  | 2014 Audited Financials

2013 IRS 990 | 2013 Audited Financials

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