September 15, 2015

USA Climbing updates rules for 2015-2016 Season

Check out the rules updates for the 2015-2016 climbing Season.

Some Significant Changes include:

o Revised Rule 5.7.2:  Byes at Youth National Championships, based on categories.

o Revised Rule 5.7.4:  Byes for youth competitors at the Open National Championships.

o Clarified Rule 5.13.4(b): Speed-only competitors not required to attend local events.

o Revised Rules 5.14.2, 5.14.3, 5.16.1 and 5.16.2:   Revised the number of competitors advancing to
the Divisional Championships (10) and National Championships (6).

o Revised Rule 5.28.4:  Eliminated “Tops” as a factor for (onsight) scoring.

o Revised Rule 5.29.5:  Revised number of competitors advancing to Semi-final rounds of competition for Youth Bouldering, Sport and Speed to twenty (20).

o Revised Rule 5.40.8:  Revised rules pertaining to black and red tape.

o Revised Rule 6.5.1:  Revised climbing periods for Youth Championship competitions.

o Revised Rule 6.9.2:  Clarification of use of official video by judges.

o Revised Rule 6.10.1: Eliminated “Tops” as a factor for (onsight) scoring.

o Revised Rule 7.8.1:  Ties “broken by placement in the previous round(s).”

September 2, 2015

2015 Share the Burn Partner Comp

September 19, 2015

3500 Scotts Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19129

Online Registration
No registration limit!
5 pm - Check in Opens: 
6 pm - Competition Starts
9 pm - Competition Ends
Awards to Follow!

Open to both kids and adults. Teams of two climbers will compete together and turn in a combined scorecard. All prizes will be awarded to teams based on the climbs both teammates complete. The competition will be a standard Redpoint competition with no limit to the number of tries a person gives to each problem. There will be 15 climbs set for each category worth between 10-150 points. Partners do NOT need to be in the same category to climb together. A climber who is climbing V6, for example, will do the Advanced problems, while the partner who climbs V1 will do the Novice problems. Prizes will be awarded based on total score, volume of problems completed, best team name, and more!
Novice: VB- V3
Intermediate: V4-V6+/7-
Advanced: V7 and up
$50 per team of two   

If you would like to volunteer for the Share the Burn comp,  please contact Tom. Volunteers get the best seats in the house! Thanks in advance!volunteers can help with Judging Routes, Scoring, Set Up.

This is not a USA Climbing sanctioned competition. Participation does not count toward minimum competition requirements for USA Climbing Youth Divisionals.

USA Climbing Registration

Don't forget to register with USA climbing for each new season. Memberships expire on August 31, prior to the start of the Bouldering season, regardless of your renewal date.

Competitors need to be registered with USA Climbing for the local events to be eligible to compete in Regional, Divisional and National championship events. You must sign up within 24 hours of a local event for that event to count toward the minimum required local competition to be eligible for championships.

Region: 702 - Rustbelt
Team Name: Philadelphia Rock Gym
Coach: Dave Rowland / Tom Meehan
2014-2015 Season Youth & Junior Categories:
  • Youth D / born in the years 2007 or later
  • Youth C / born in the years 2005 & 2006
  • Youth B / born in the years 2003 & 2004
  • Youth A / born in the years 2001 & 2002
  • Junior   / born in the years 1999 & 2000


USAC Climber's Briefing

This Climber's Briefing is issued by USA Climbing. Please read it thoroughly and notice the items in RED. If you don't already know...