USA Climbing Returns to Salt Lake City for Bouldering National Championships.

Boulder, CO – 1/4/18

USA Climbing is returning to the Salt Palace Convention Center for two weeks for their Bouldering National Championships. On February 2nd & 3rd, the Salt Palace will host USA Climbing’s Bouldering Open National Championship. The top climbers from around the country, 16 years of age and older will compete for the title of National Champion and a piece of the $10,000 prize purse. Last year, over 184 competitors made their way to Salt Lake City for Open Nationals. The qualifying rounds will take place on Friday, 2/2/18, with semifinals and Finals taking place on Saturday, 2/3/18. All three rounds are open to the public. Tickets can be purchased at www.usaclimbing.org.

The following weekend, February 10th & 11th, USA Climbing’s Bouldering Youth National Championship will take place. 501 of the most talented youth competitors from all around of the country competed in the Youth National Championship in 2017. This year, USA Climbing expects that number to grow. The qualifying rounds on 2/9/18 are free to the public. Spectators can purchase tickets to the semifinal rounds on Saturday, 2/10/18, and the Final round on Sunday, 2/11/18. Tickets can be purchased at www.usaclimbing.org

Both National Championships will be livestreamed on www.usaclimbing.org and the USA Climbing YouTube channel. More information regarding the National Championships will be published on the USA Climbing website as the competitions draw closer.

About USA Climbing: USA Climbing is the United States National Governing Body for the sport of competition climbing. The organization manages the disciplines of Bouldering, Speed and Sport climbing as well as the Collegiate and Adaptive series. USA Climbing, a member federation of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC), also hosts IFSC World Cup events and sends athletes to participate in the IFSC’s World Cup circuit and the World Climbing and Para-climbing Championships.

For more information about USA Climbing, contact:

Katie Henry | Communications Coordinator | katie@usaclimbing.org