USA Climbing, in Partnership with Climbing Escalade Canada, Announces North American Cup Series

USA Climbing and Climbing Escalade Canada are thrilled to introduce the North American Cup Series. The North American Cup Series will feature the three individual disciplines of climbing – bouldering, speed, and lead climbing. The Series, which launches in June, will kick off in Salt Lake City, Utah and will consist of five stops across North America.

The mission of the Series is to provide a high-level competition series for advanced and elite athletes from the America’s to continue their development outside of World Cup competition.

Dates and Locations:

  • USA Climbing National Training Center, Salt Lake City, Utah: Bouldering – June 12th – 13th, 2021
  • Altitude Gym, Kanata, Ontario: Bouldering – July 17th – 18th, 2021
  • Stone Age Climbing Gym, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Bouldering, Lead, Speed – August 25-29, 2021
  • Reach Climbing and Fitness, Bridgeport, PA: Lead, Speed – September 17th – 19th, 2021
  • Richmond Olympic Oval, Richmond, British Columbia: Lead, Speed – October 8th – 10th, 2021

“The North American Cup Series, built off the successful National Cup Series for bouldering, is the next step in developing our climbers to be successful in all disciplines on the world stage. A special thanks to Christiane Marceau and Climbing Escalade Canada for partnering with us on this important series,” said Marc Norman, CEO of USA Climbing. “With each discipline being competed 3 times across the season the partnership will create new opportunities for both countries to shape and grow the competition scene in North America.

“CEC is thrilled to partner with USA Climbing in providing additional competition opportunities for athletes, officials, and setters, on Pan-American soil. This new series addresses a gap in the North-American athlete development, and will allow for more collaboration between our organizations,” says Christiane Marceau, Executive Director of Climbing Escalade Canada.

Participants in the Series must be licensed with and register through their respective National Federations. Detailed information sheets for each event including registration, training availability, time schedules, etc. will be provided a minimum of 30 days prior to each event. Rules for the events will be published to USAC and CEC websites. Please note that due to the coronavirus pandemic, timeline of registration and events may be adjusted as we progress.

For the most up-to-date information, visit the North American Cup Series at  or

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