USA Climbing – Gender Inclusion Best Practices

To the USA Climbing Community,

As a Core Value and as outlined in our 2019-24 Strategic Plan USA Climbing is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion as critical to our success as an organization. We will continuously champion these principles throughout the climbing community, and will not tolerate discrimination in any form.

An important step in this effort has been the establishment of best practices in regard to gender inclusion within our sport and community.

The extensive work put forth by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee has provided the opportunity for us to share these best practices in hopes of furthering that core value. We thank the Committee for their efforts both on this topic but also in encouraging USA Climbing to review competition participation for non US-residents, transgender, and non-binary participants in our sport. This effort is now underway.

As we move forward, I highly encourage every USA Climbing athlete, official, and community member to review this document (available Here and on the USA Climbing Code of Contact and Policies page) and take into consideration how these best practices can be utilized to kindly welcome more individuals into this amazing sport.

All the best,

Marc Norman
President / CEO
USA Climbing

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