2023 National Chief Routesetters and Application Period Open for 2023

We are excited to share the National Chief Routesetters and the open application period for the 2023 competition season


National Chief Routesetters:

National Team Trials February 28-March 3

  • Ian McIntosh (B), Brad Weaver (L)
  • 5 assistants boulder, 4 assistants lead

Paraclimbing Nationals March 4/5

  • Aaron Davis
  • 2 assistants, 1 apprentice

NACS Boulder April 15/16

  • Jeremy Ho
  • 2 assistants, 2 apprentices

Collegiate Nationals April 28-30

  • Cody Grodzki
  • 4 assistants, 4 apprentices

NACS Boulder Vail, CO June 9/10

  • Nic Oklobzija
  • 2 assistants, 2 apprentices

Vail Citizens June 8-11

  • Kyle Van House
  • 1 assistant, 2 apprentices

Youth Festival July 8/9

  • Blake Green
  • 1 assistant, 1 apprentice

Youth Nationals July 9-16

  • Rylan Marshall (B), Mike Bockino (L)
  • 5 assistants each discipline, 5 apprentices each discipline

NACS Lead July 28-30

  • Bret Johnston
  • 2 assistants, 2 apprentices

NACS Lead September 15-17

  • John Oungst
  • 2 assistants, 2 apprentices

Adult Nationals November 1-5 or 8-12

  • Ryan Sewell (B), Jonathan Brandt (L)
  • 5 assistants (B), 4 assistants (L)

To apply for any and all National Competitions you must be L3 to apply for apprentice positions, and L4 or higher to apply for assistant positions.

Apply by using the following link:  https://forms.gle/mECR9ZFQxiGWeLHv7


Regional and Divisional Internships

There will be regional and divisional internships offered at all regionals with an approved L4 or L5 Chief Routesetter.  Internships are unpaid but USA Climbing encourages the host facility to provide housing for their intern.

To gain L3 certification a routesetter must complete 2 successful internships, one outside of their division and one can be in their home division or region.  Once the 2nd internship has been completed and the chief routesetters have provided positive recommendations the routesetter would then have gained their L3 certification.

To apply for internships please use the following link:  https://forms.gle/mWvpg8psta5v8sfL7

With any general questions about the events or application process, email the Administrator of the Routesetting program, Mike Bockino at routesetting@usaclimbing.org

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