Every year, The White Mountain School hosts an official USAC Bouldering Competition as part of a local New England circuit. Competitors who register for this event can move on to compete in the Regional Competition if they participate in two local competitions, ours among them.
On Saturday, November 10, White Mountain hosted the 17th Annual USAC Bouldering Competition at the Buder Climbing Wall. Bouldering is a number of individual, short routes or “problems,” that are attempted without a climbing rope, but with landing mats for protection. Members of White Mountain’s Indoor Sport Climbing Team competed against over one-hundred athletes from all over New England.
Competitors represented Central Rock Gym, Rock Spot Climbing, Evo Rock and Fitness , Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center, St. Paul’s School, Brooklyn Boulders Somerville, Greater Manchester YMCA, Metrorock Climbing Center, Petra Cliffs, Indoor Ascents and more.
White Mountain will also be hosting a USAC Sport Climbing Competition in April. Unlike the Bouldering event, the competition next year will feature roped sport climbing. For a complete schedule of USA Climbing events, including those at White Mountain, click here.
To view more photos of the event, click here.