Application Period Open for Summer/Fall 2022 National Routesetting Positions

We are excited to announce the open application period for positions at the following competitions:

DEADLINE TO APPLY for any of the positions below: end of day May 16th 2022

Youth Climbing Festival: July 22-24 2022, First Ascent Arlington Heights Illinois

Youth Nationals:  July 25-31 2022, First Ascent Arlington Heights Illinois

North American Cup Series Lead/Speed:  September 16-18, Alta Climbing and Fitness Gilbert AZ

Adult Nationals:  November 9-13 (tentative) Location TBD

Please fill out the form linked here to apply.

You are able to apply for any and all positions that you hold the certification level for. 

Level 3, Apprentice positions

  • Apprentice positions are provided a partial travel stipend and compensation

Level 4, Assistant positions

  • Assistants are fully compensated, and all travel expenses are covered

Please also note it is unlikely you will be selected for multiple positions given the limited number of events and high quantity of qualified applicants.


NATIONAL COMPETITION POSITIONS (see above for relevant dates)

Youth Festival:  Chief Routesetter:  TBD

  • 1 assistant position
  • 2 apprentice positions

Youth National Championships:  Chief Routesetter:  Nohl Haeckel (boulder) John Oungst (lead/TR)

  • 5 assistant positions
  • 5 apprentice positions

Both crews allotted the above 5 assistant and 5 apprentice positions

North American Cup Series Lead Speed Alta Climbing:  Chief Routesetter TBD

  • 1 assistant position
  • 1 apprentice position

Adult National Championships:  Chief Routesetter:  Garrett Gregor (boulder) Jonathan Brandt (lead)

  • 5 assistant positions (boulder)
  • 4 assistant positions (lead)

With any general questions about the events or application process, email the Administrator of the Routesetting program, Mike Bockino at

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