USA Climbing Collegiate provides access for undergraduate or graduate students that are currently enrolled at a college or university to compete in Bouldering, Lead and Speed climbing.
To Identify your Collegiate Division and access events and information, use the map and follow the links below.
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.
The Collegiate West Coast Division covers California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii.
The Collegiate Rocky Mountain Division covers Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming,
The Collegiate Heartland Division covers Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
The Collegiate South Central Division covers Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.
The Collegiate Southeast Division covers Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
The Collegiate Mid-Atlantic Division covers Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
The Collegiate Northeast Division covers Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.
All Collegiate Competitors must provide Proof of Enrollment. Any of the following are accepted:
For sample documents, visit the Guides and Example Documents Page.
How to upload Proof of Enrollment:
Log in to your USA Climbing account
View your profile
Click on the “Documents” tab on the left-hand side
Click “Add Document”
Select “Proof of Enrollment”
Upload proof of enrollment for the 2022/2023 season
USA Climbing Collegiate members will be set up with a College Outside account for personal access to extra deep discounts on 60+ outdoor and climbing brands like Black Diamond, Edelrid, Five Ten, Mad Rock, CAMP, and more! After you purchase your USA Climbing Collegiate membership, you will receive your login information via emai. Can’t find it? Request your password HERE or email email@example.com.
The 2023 scholarship application deadline has been extended to Friday March 10th, 2023 at 11:59pm MT.
This year, USA Climbing is offering two scholarship opportunities to our collegiate members.
Both the Collegiate Climbing Ambassador Scholarship and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Scholarship are an opportunity for competitors to demonstrate how they have become an ambassador for the sport of climbing and how they make climbing a more inclusive space.
To be considered, applicants must be a current collegiate member and submit a resume and an essay based on the prompt for the scholarship they are applying for. USA Climbing will be awarding $3,000 in scholarships: first place $1,000 and second place $500 for each scholarship. Please submit applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
The top five for each scholarship will then be interviewed by members of the selection committee and the winners will be announced prior to Collegiate Nationals.
For Qualifying Events, yes. Collegiate competitors can compete in QEs in any collegiate division. For Collegiate Divisionals, collegiate competitors must compete in the division where their school is located.
Proof of enrollment is uploaded in the Documents tab of your USA Climbing Membership.
Proof of enrollment must be verified for you USA Climbing Collegiate Membership to be current. Please allow 24-72 hours for this to be approved.
Proof of Enrollment can be any of the following:
No, a competitor must have a Collegiate Membership in order to be able to compete at Collegiate Nationals. If a competitor wants to be eligible for Collegiate Nationals, they must upgrade their Collegiate Recreational Membership to a Collegiate Membership prior to Divisionals.
Yes, a competitor may compete at Divisionals with a Collegiate Recreational Membership. However competing at Divisionals with a Collegiate Recreational Membership does not allow the competitors scores to be eligible for Collegiate Nationals. If a competitor wants to be eligible for Collegiate Nationals, they must upgrade their Collegiate Recreational Membership to a Collegiate Membership prior to divisionals.
The Collegiate Recreational membership allows participation at Qualifying and Divisional events only. A competitor must upgrade to the Collegiate membership prior to Collegiate Divisionals for their scores to be eligible for Collegiate Nationals.