USAC Level 1 Routesetting Clinics: Summer 2012

We have recently scheduled two new public Level 1 Clinics for this summer, at Mesa Rim Climbing Center in San Diego, California, and Climb Iowa, in Des Moines, Iowa. 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.

The currently scheduled clinics are detailed below. Please read below for more information and find a link to register for either of these clinics. Additional clinics will be scheduled for later in the year in various regions. If you are interested in hosting a clinic at your facility, please go to the hosting section of this website where you can read details of the hosting options and download an information form. Contact Chris Danielson at [email protected] with any questions or to schedule a clinic.

July 20th and 21st – Mesa Rim Climbing Center, San Diego, California. This clinic will be instructed by John Muse, Level 5 USAC Routesetter, Chief Routesetter for the most recent Youth ABS Nationals, and Routesetter for this year’s Vail Boulder World Cup.

August 11th and 12th – Climb Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa. This clinic will be instructed by Luke Bertelsen, Level 5 Routesetter, former Chief of ABS Youth Nationals and also a Routesetter for the Vail Boulder World Cup.

The Participation Fee for a Level 1 USAC Routesetting Clinic is $145.00. A $55 USAC Routesetter Annual Membership is also mandatory, and if you are not already a member, you may also purchase the membership online while registering. Successful participants in the clinic will receive Level 1 Certification.

Participation is capped at 20 for both of these clinics. We welcome beginner and experienced routesetters alike and anyone with 6 months or more experience as a Routesetter who can work V3 or 5.10 can join a clinic. Through the registration process you will be provided with a registration confirmation form and USAC Routesetter profile form which you can complete and send to the instructor of the clinic. Please register directly for any of the clinics here.

Please contact John Muse at [email protected] or Luke Bertelsen at [email protected] with questions about the specific clinics.  Contact Chris Danielson, Chairman of the Routesetting Committee, at [email protected] with any general questions about the USAC Routesetting Clinic and Certification Program.