|As part of the USA Climbing Routesetter Certification program, USAC organizes Level 1 and Level 2 clinics for routesetters across the country.
Level 1 Routesetting Clinic
The USA Climbing Level 1 Routesetting Clinic teaches participants basic proficiency of routesetting fundamentals and basic skills for competition routesetting. Successful participants will receive a Level 1 Certification.The Participation Fee is $145, and all participants must have an active USAC Routesetter Annual Membership ($55). Beginner and experienced routesetters alike are welcomed as long as they have 6 months or more routesetting experience and can work V3 or 5.10.
Level 2 Routesetting Clinic
The USA Climbing Level 2 Routesetting Clinic teaches and tests participants knowledge of on-sight routesetting and other skills necessary to set effectively for Championship level events. Successful participants will receive a Level 2 Certification. This certification denotes that a routesetter is competent and eligible to be a Chief Routesetter in the discipline in which they have the endorsement (Bouldering or Sport Climbing) and are certified to work as Chief Routesetters for USAC Regional level competitions in those disciplines.The Participation Fee is $300, and all participants must have an active USAC Routesetter Annual Membership ($55). Participants should be experienced routesetters who can work V7 or 5.13. To register for a Level 1 or apply to a Level 2 clinic please visit the clinic schedule page.