• Collegiate


    The USA Climbing Collegiate Series provides access for undergraduate or graduate students that are currently enrolled at a college or university to compete in Bouldering, Lead and Speed climbing. Use the map below to find your Collegiate Division and access events.

    Collegiate Divisions

    USA Climbing’s Collegiate Series is composed of 7 Divisions.

    Refer to the USA Climbing Rulebook for rules related to Division assignment and event participation.

    Be sure to check out each of the Divisions pages by clicking on them from this list.

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    The Collegiate West Coast Division covers California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii.

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    The Collegiate Rocky Mountain Division covers Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

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    The Collegiate Heartland Division covers Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

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    The Collegiate South Central Division covers Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.

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    The Collegiate Southeast Division covers Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

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    The Collegiate Mid-Atlantic Division covers Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

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    The Collegiate Northeast Division covers Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

    Collegiate Qualification Events

    October 14, 2023 to March 3, 2024

    For information on Qualification Events, visit your division’s page by using the links in the division map above.

    Collegiate Qualification Event (QE) Guide

    Collegiate Nationals Qualification Event (CNQE)

    April 6/7, 2024 | April 13/14, 2024 | April 20/21, 2024

    All QE participants will be eligible in both boulder and lead disciplines at a CNQE.

    Collegiate Nationals Qualification Event (CNQE) Guide

    Collegiate National Championships

    May 24-26, 2024

    Alta Climbing & Fitness | Gilbert, AZ
    Alta Boulders & Fitness | Chandler, AZ

    For additional information, visit National Championships section in the 23-24 Collegiate Competitor Guide.

    Proof of Enrollment

    All Collegiate Competitors must provide Proof of Enrollment. The document must include: First Name, Last Name, College/University and Academic Term/Year.

    Any of the following documents are accepted (view samples):

    • Your class schedule.
    • A form from the Office of the Registrar.
    • A letter from your Rec Sports Department including all competitors first and last name and verifying each competitor meets the eligibility requirements outlined in the USA Climbing Rulebook for Collegiate participation.
    • Verification from the National Student Clearinghouse (fee associated with each verification).

    Submission of Proof of Enrollment
    Proof of enrollment is uploaded in the Documents tab of your USA Climbing Account.

    1. Log in to your USA Climbing Account
    2. View your profile
    3. Click on the “Documents” tab on the left-hand side
    4. Click “Add Document”
    5. Select “Proof of Enrollment”
    6. Upload proof of enrollment for the 2023/2024 season

    2024 Collegiate Scholarships

    USA Climbing is offering two scholarship opportunities to our Collegiate Members:

    1. Climbing Ambassador Scholarships
    2. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Scholarships

    USA Climbing will be awarding $3,000 in scholarships: first place $1,000 and second place $500 for each scholarship.


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