SCS & CCS Nationals Routesetters Announced

24 Mar

Mike Helt, Chief of SCS Open Nationals, and Mark Mercer, Chief of CCS Nationals, have announced their teams for these events. If you are interested in applying for a future USAC competition, please check back as we will post the announcements in March for positions for the Vail Go Pro Citizens Games, ABS Divisionals Internship opportunities, and SCS Youth Nationals.

SCS Open Nationals – April 2014: Chief Routesetter: Mike Helt (OR); Assistant: Bret Johnston (WA); Intern: Aaron Davis (FL)

CCS Nationals – April 2014: Chief Routesetter: Mark Mercer (FL); Assistants: Kyle McFarland (UT), Nic Oklobzija (MN); Apprentices: Adam Voshall (NE), Morgan Young (TX); Interns: Corey Ryan (FL), Kevin Goradia (TX)

Spring 2014 Level 1 clinics

5 Mar

Ibex Climbing Gym Level 1 Clinic; Blue Springs, MO – May 3rd/4th

Ibex Climbing Gym will be the host for an upcoming public Level 1 Clinic. Multiple time National Chief Routesetter Mike Helt will be the instructor for this clinic. 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 SCHEDULE page and register directly through the link under the Ibex Climbing Clinic announcement.

CWA Summit Level 1 Clinic; Boulder, CO – May 13th/14th

The University of Colorado at Boulder and ABC Kids Climbing will be partner host facilities for a Level 1 Clinic that will be held in advance of the annual Climbing Wall Association’s Summit in Boulder, Colorado this spring. Instructed by Luke Bertelsen and Mike Helt, this clinic will be held as a “Pre-Summit” offering and those who have registered for the CWA Summit will be the first to have an opportunity to participate in the Level 1 Clinic.

*As this clinic will be first offered to CWA Summit participants, there is no general registration link. Registrants for the CWA Summit will have the option to contact USA Climbing to register directly. Only if all spots are not filled by CWA Summit participants, will this clinic then become open for public registration.

Please go to the CLINICS SCHEDULE page for more information or contact Chris Danielson, Chairman of the Routesetting Committee, at with any questions.