National Routesetting Applications – SCS Open Nationals & CCS Nationals

31 Jan

The application period is open to apply for the next upcoming National events this spring. If applying for positions at SCS Open or CCS Nationals – please be sure to review the certification requirement needed to apply for each position before applying. With any questions, contact the Chief Routesetter of the event or Chris Danielson, Chair of the USAC Routesetting Committee at info@usacsetting.net. Please download an application from the Resources Page and send to the Chief Routesetter of the event.

SCS Open Nationals: March 27 – 28, 2015; Central Rock Watertown; Watertown, MA

There are two Assistant positions, one Apprentice position and one Intern position available at SCS Open Nationals, held in Watertown, Massachusetts March 27 – 28, 2015. You must have L4 Certification to apply for an Assistant position, Level 3 to apply for an Apprentice position, and Level 2 to apply for an Internship position. Send application to Chief Routesetter Bret Johnston at bret@planetgranite.com.

CCS Nationals: April 17 – 18, 2015; Mesa Rim Climbing and Fitness; San Diego, CA

There are three Assistant, three Apprentice, and two Internship positions available at ABS Youth Nationals, held in San Diego, California, April 17 – 18, 2015. You must have L4 Certification to apply for an Assistant position, Level 3 to apply for an Apprentice position, and Level 2 to apply for an Internship position. Send application to Chief Routesetter Nic Oklobzija at blocstrategies@gmail.com.

The deadline for applications is February 10th, 2015.

USAC Routesetter Membership Update

30 Jan

After significant review within the USAC Routesetting Committee and following discussion and guidance from USAC Operations and the USAC Board of Directors, we have adopted new protocols regarding USAC Routesetter Membership.  

Effective January 1st 2015 and for the remainder of the 2015 season, Routesetters selected to work at any position at USAC National competitions, those working as Chief Routesetters for Championship (Regional/Divisional) level events, and those working as Routesetting Instructors, must have a current USAC Routesetter Membership which is $55.00 and can be purchased directly at Usaclimbing.org.

All USAC Certified Routesetters will also need to maintain this annual USAC Routesetter Membership in order to be listed as current, on the USAC Certified Routesetter list we maintain on the Resources section of this website.

Benefits to Routesetter Membership:

  • Eligible to set for National events or as Chief Routesetters for Championship events.
  • Listed on USA Climbing Certified Routesetters List on Resources page of this website.
  • Workman’s compensation insurance coverage to those working at National events.
  • Beginning September 1st, 2015, for the 2015-2016 USAC season and in future seasons, USA Climbing Certified Routesetters must also have a current USAC Routesetter Membership in order to apply to set for National level events.  As competition climbing continues to evolve in the US, we will work with USA The application and selection process will remain the same, as detailed on the Competitions page. 

    This list will be updated bi-monthly based on current USAC Routesetter Membership. USAC will provide, either in partnership with host facilities or directly, additional workman’s comp coverage to any routesetter paid by USAC at these events.   Climbing to continue to improve the Routesetting Clinic and Certification Program and appreciate the
    support and involvement of the hundreds of USA Climbing Certified Routesetters throughout the US.  For Routesetter Members specifically, in the future we also hope to develop additional benefits, possibly including annual USAC Routesetter T-Shirts, discounts to USAC sponsor gear, and USAC organized Routesetter Meetings for Level 4 and Level 5 Routesetters.

    *The USA Climbing Routesetting Clinic and Certification Program was originally designed, and is continually improved, to provide instruction and professional development for competition routesetting in the US.  USA Climbing Routesetter Certification is a certification provided by USA Climbing in order to educate and train routesetters to set effectively for USA Climbing competitions and to continue to advance the professionalism and standards of routesetting at USA Climbing competitions.