USA Climbing is the national governing body for competition climbing in the United States. USAC sanctions and helps organize over 150 competitions each year, through multiple competitive series.
SLC Boulder World Cup May 21/22
Chief Routesetter: Tomasz Olesky (Pol)
Assistants: Nic Oklobzija, Jonathan Brandt, Mike Bockino
SLC Boulder/Speed World Cup May 28-30
Chief Routesetter: Jamie Cassidy (GBR)
Assistants: Ryan Sewell, Ian McIntosh, Dave Wetmore
NCS Bouldering; USA Climbing National Team Training Center; June 12/13 2021
Chief Routesetter: Jeremy Hardin (VA)
Assistants: Enrico Biastrocchi, Jeremy Ho, Bret Joel Zerr, Josh Larson
NCS Bouldering/Lead/Speed: August 25-29 2021; Albuquerque NM
Chief Routesetters: Ryan Sewell (B); Jonathan Brandt (L)
NCS Lead: Sept 17-19; Bridgeport PA
Chief Routesetter: Bret Johnston
National Team Trials: March 2021; Location TBD
Bouldering Chief Routesetter: Nic Oklobjiza
Assistants: Jeremy Hardin, Jeremy Ho, Flannery Shay-Nemirow, Rylan Marshall
Lead Chief Routesetter: Brad Weaver
Assistants: Ryan Sewell, Chris LoCrasto, Mike Bockino
Paraclimbing National Championship: May 2021; Location TBD
Chief Routesetter: Nohl Haeckel (CA)
Youth National Championship: Jul 2021; Location TBD
Bouldering Chief Routesetter: Nohl Haeckel (CA)
Assistants: Sean Nanos, Nic Oklobzija, Keith North, Moé Corbett, Marshall Henderson
Apprentices: Roy Quanstrom, Brianna Havics, Canon Huse, Buck Yedor, Alexandria Fox
Lead Chief Routesetter: John Oungst (UT)
Assistants: Bret Johnston, Kyle McCabe, Molly Beard, Aaron Davis, Enrico Biastrocchi, Yo Chi Lin
Apprentices: Brandon Conaway, Zach Larson, Dan Cornella, Steve Gaspar
National Championship: Nov 2021; Location TBD
Bouldering Chief Routesetter: Garrett Gregor (CO)
Lead Chief Routesetter: Kyle McCabe (NH)
The process of selection for Routesetters at Championship level competitions is detailed below. Please see the home page for more information about current announcements for Routesetter positions.
National Championship Competitions: The Chief Routesetter is selected by USA Climbing Operations. An application process is then opened for Routesetters to apply for official Assistant, Apprentice, and Intern positions. The type and number of positions offered varies depending on the event. These Routesetter positions are determined by the Chief Routesetter in coordination with USAC Operations.
National Cup Series Competitions: The Chief Routesetter is selected by USA Climbing Operations in coordination with the host facility. One assistant (Level 4 or higher) position is determined through the general application period for those events. All other Routesetters are selected by the host facility and there are no formal USAC Internships offered at National Cup Series events.
Divisional Competitions: The Chief Routesetter is selected by the host facility in coordination with USA Climbing Operations. The Chief Routesetter must be Level 4 Certified with an Endorsement in the competition discipline. If a Level 5 Routesetter or approved Level 4 is the Chief Routesetter of a Divisional event, USA Climbing may offer an official Divisional Internship. All other Routesetters are selected by the host facility.
Regional Competitions: The Chief Routesetter selected by the host facility in coordination with USA Climbing Operations. The Chief Rouetsetter must be Level 3 Certified with an Endorsement in the competition discipline. If a Level 4 Routesetter or approved Level 3 is the Chief Routesetter of a Regional Event, USA Climbing may offer an official Regional Internship. All other Routesetters are determined by the host facility.
Local Competitions: The Chief Routesetter and all other Routesetters are selected by the host facility.