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).”

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...