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

Mar 30, 2021

Climbing Escalade Canada and USA Climbing 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, USA, 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

“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.

“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.”

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


For more information, please contact:

Climbing Escalade Canada
Christiane Marceau
[email protected]
(613) 890-4605

USA Climbing
Zach Brinchi
[email protected]
(803) 360-8995

About Climbing Escalade Canada
Climbing Escalade Canada is the Canadian National Sport Organization (NSO) for the sport of competitive climbing. The purpose of CEC is to be a leader in the promotion and development of competition climbing in Canada for athletes and the extended climbing community. We strive to enable athletes to achieve their high-performance potential in an ethical, equitable and equal competition environment. We live by our values of community, transparency, pursuit of excellence, integrity, inclusion, and athlete-centered. For more information visit and follow CEC at Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.

About USA Climbing
USA Climbing is recognized by the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of competition climbing. The organization manages the disciplines of Bouldering, Lead and Speed climbing as well as the Collegiate and Paraclimbing series. As a member federation of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC), USA Climbing hosts IFSC World Cup events and sends athletes to participate in IFSC World Cups, Youth World Championships and the World Climbing and Paraclimbing Championships. For more information visit and follow USA Climbing at Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.


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