Summer Level 1 Clinics

27 Jun

We have scheduled three public Level 1 Clinics for this summer and the info for each is below. If you want to participate in one of these clinics, we encourage you to register as soon as possible as there have been a lot of routesetters expressing interest in Level 1 Clinics this spring and we expect these clinics to fill up quickly.

Clinic locations and info:
August 11/12 – Stone Age Climbing; Albuquerque, NM – Chief Instructor Chris Danielson (SOLD OUT)
August 15/16 – First Ascent Climbing; Chicago, IL – Chief Instructor Mike Helt (SOLD OUT)
September 6/7 – Evo Rock + Fitness Portland; Portland, ME – Chief Instructor John Muse (SOLD OUT)

A Level 1 Clinic is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in improving their overall routesetting, learning fundamental skill sets for competition routesetting, and taking the first step towards advancing as a USAC competition routesetter. Please go to the CLINICS page and register directly through the links for each clinic.

We are also working on scheduling Level 1 Clinics for later this fall and winter. If you work with a climbing gym and may be interested in hosting a Level 1 Clinic, or have general questions about the program, please contact the Administrator of the Routesetting Clinic and Certification Program, Chris Danielson at

Level 2 Clinic To Be Held In Texas

2 Jun

Level 2: We have scheduled the next Level 2 Clinic at InSpire Rock Gym in Houston, Texas. The clinic will be held July 26th – 28th, 2015 and will be instructed by John Muse, Chris Danielson and Luke Bertelsen. Qualified routesetters must apply to take part in this clinic and there are limited spots available. See all the information on the CLINICS page and apply directly using the form on that page in the Level 2 Announcement.

Please note – application for Level 2 Clinics is very competitive and the strongest candidates will be those that have the best combination of the following factors for consideration: Level 1 Certification, experience routesetting at Championship Level events, significant Chief Routesetter experience at competitions/gyms, strong references, and those who represent strong USA Climbing partner gyms/regions. We will consider all applications as they are submitted and encourage those to apply who have depth of experience and qualifications. The deadline for applications is 5:00pm; Wednesday, June 10th, 2015.

LEVEL 1: We have been working on scheduling at least two public Level 1 Clinics for this summer and will soon have locations and dates announced. Please check back to the CLINICS page as the registration for these clinics will be confirmed shortly and posted there, after which you may then register directly through the links for each clinic.