Routesetting Committee Position Open

1 Jun

After many years on the Routesetting Committee, National Chief Routesetter Mike Helt will complete his current term. Mike has been invaluable as a member of the Committee and will continue to be actively involved with USA Climbing and the RCCP both with competitions and as a National Instructor.

We are opening up the application process to fill Mike’s seat on the Routesetting Committee.

The Committee is made up of five volunteer members who work under the supervision of the USA Climbing Board of Directors. See more about the Routesetting Committee and current members on the ABOUT page. Interested applicants should send application materials via email to the Chair of the Committee, Chris Danielson at by June 20th, 2015. Please include a Letter of interest, Professional Resume including general and competition routesetting history, and three references.

Applications Open for Vail Go Pro Citizens Competition, SCS Divisionals, and SCS Nationals

2 Apr

Please see below for information on the positions available for the upcoming Spring/Summer competitions. 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 Please download an application from the Resources Page and send to the Chief Routesetter of the event. The deadline for all applications is April 12th, 2015.

IFSC Vail Boulder World Cup: June 5th – 6th, 2015; Vail, CO
There are two Assistant positions available at IFSC Boulder World Cup, held in Vail, Colorado; June 5 – 6, 2015. You must have L4 Certification to apply for an Assistant position. Send application to the US representative of the IFSC Routesetting team, Chris Danielson at

Vail Go Pro Citizens Competition: June 7th, 2015; Vail, CO
There is one Assistant position and two Intern positions available at the Go Pro Citizens competition, held just after the Vail Boulder World Cup, on June 7th, 2015. This competition is unique to set for as it requires setting in advance of the World Cup, meaning being on-site in Vail for approximately 10 days. This involves initial routesetting after the wall is complete, and then assisting as needed with USA Climbing the Vail World Cup routesetting crew, before then re-setting the wall for the Citizens competition held on Sunday of the Go Pro Games weekend. You must have L4 Certification to apply for an Assistant position and Level 2 to apply for the internships. With any questions about the competition timeline and schedule, and to submit an application, email Chief Routesetter John Oungst at

SCS Youth Divisionals: June 13th – 14th, 2015; Various Locations
There will be one Internship position available at each of the SCS Youth Divisionals where there is a Level 5 Chief Routesetter. You must have Level 2 Certification to apply for an Internship position and for a Divisional Internship you may only apply for competitions outside of your own Division. Send applications to the respective Chief Routesetter of each event:

  • Division 1: Bend Rock Gym; Bend, OR: Molly Beard at
  • Division 2: Brooklyn Boulders Chicago; Chicago, IL: Bret Johnston at
  • Division 5: Momentum Millcreek; Salt Lake City, UT: John Muse at
  • SCS Youth Nationals: July 9th – 12th, 2015; Kennesaw, GA
    There are six Assistant, three Apprentice, and three Internship positions available at SCS Youth Nationals, held at Stone Summit’s new facility in Kennesaw, Georgia this July. 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 John Muse at