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USA Climbing Youth Sport Local Competition


Thanks for a great competition everyone! Check out the RESULTS!

Earth Treks Climbing Centers Columbia is excited to host a USA Climbing Sport Local Youth Competition this April. This flash format sport climbing competition is open to both USA Climbing and non-USA Climbing members born in 1997 or later.

WHEN: April 16, 2016

Schedule: Schedule and running order updated 4/15/16. Changes to Female Youth B and Female Youth D. Please note only climbers, volunteers and coaches will be allowed on the padding and in the climbing area. The best way to see your child climb will be to volunteer to help at the comp!

8-8:30am – check in for all Male and Female D, C and Male A/Jr competitors
8:30am – MYD/FYD, MYC/FYC, and Male A/JR competitors meeting. Route preview videos playing on loop in warm up area.
9:00 am – climbing starts MYA, MYD, MYC
9:50 am – climbing starts FYC
10:00am – climbing starts FYD
10:20am – climbing starts MJR
10:30-11:00am – check in for all Female A/JR, MYB and FYB
11:00 am – MYB, FYB, and Female A/JR competitors meeting. Route preview videos playing on loop in warm up area.
11:30am – climbing starts FYA, MYB and FYB
12:30 pm – Male A/JR, FYC/MYC, FYD/MYD awards
12:50pm – climbing starts for Female Jr.
1:45pm – climbing wraps up
2:15pm  – FJR/A, FYB and MYB awards


Earth Treks Columbia, 7125-C
Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, MD 21046

$45 (USA Climbing members)
$5 additional due day of the competition if not a USA Climbing member

Flash format sport climbing competition. Three climbs per category, 5 minutes per climb. Running order will be posted prior to the event.

** Videos will be posted by 5pm at the latest today. We will get them up as soon as possible!

Please download the videos Friday night to a mobile device. WiFi in the gym day of the comp will be limited and there will be only one TV showing the videos in the warm up area. 







Monday, April 11th thru Thursday, April 14th the OLD SIDE roped area of the gym will be under use by the setters to prepare for the comp until 3pm each day. 

Friday, April 15th the OLD SIDE of the gym will be closed all day to allow for final preparations before the competition.

Saturday, April 16th the entire OLD SIDE of the gym will be under use for competitors and spectators. The back bouldering section will be used for spectating and the Mezzanine area will be used for competitor warm up and preview.

Members and Open Climb Services will have access to the NEW SIDE roped climbs and bouldering. At 3pm the rest of the gym will open for Member and Guest use.


We need your help to make this event a success! Please CLICK HERE and sign up to volunteer today! No previous experience necessary for the check-in, judging, and score keeper roles and all volunteers get a sweet comp shirt, breakfast and lunch!

Parking is ample at Earth Treks Columbia, but finding the gym off Columbia Gateway Drive can be a bit tricky. Please follow the directions below:

From I-95:
-Follow Rt. 175 West toward the Columbia Town Center past route 108.
-Take the Columbia Gateway Drive exit ramp.
-Follow Columbia Gateway Drive to 3rd light and make a right continuing on Columbia Gateway Drive.
-Take your 5th right into “Renaissance at Gateway” and then make a left (Follow the sign to Earth Treks.)
-The entrance to Earth Treks is located in the front left of the building. (Look for our logo on the door.)



Earth Treks Rockville to host the SCS Regional Championship on May 10th, 2014. Read more >

Earth Treks Rockville is excited to be hosting SCS Regional Championship on May 10th.

Sport Climbing Series Regional Championships

Earth Treks –Rockville MD.
Click here for directions 

Single round Onsite Sport competition having 3 climbs per age/gender category.
Single round Speed competition.


Registration has closed, but come watch the climbers on May 10th!

8:00am  Isolation Opens for ALL climbers
9:00am  Isolation Closes for ALL climbers
9:05am  Climber Rules Meeting, Judges Meeting
9:30am  Route Previews
10:00am  Climbing Begins
2:00pm  Sport Climbing Ends
3:00pm  Speed Climbing Ends
3:30pm  Awards

Speed for each category will begin 30 minutes following that category’s conclusion of their Sport climbing round.  Estimated Speed start times are below.  Final Speed start times will be posted prior to the event.

Estimated Speed start times:
11:45am – MD
12:00pm – FC
12:15pm – FJR, FB, MC
12:30pm – MA, MJR
12:45pm – MB, FD
1:15pm – FA

Running Order:
Running Order PDF Download

We are still in need of volunteers.  If you would like to be a volunteer judge, belayer, isolation monitor, or scoring assistant; please contact Ex Pow-anpongkul at if you are able to help out.

Parking in Rockville can be a bit tight.  But other local businesses have offered their lots for us.  The high school across the street should be available, as they are not hosting any activities that day.  The Sandy Spring Bank is available after 12pm. There is also street parking on Fleet St and Mt. Vernon St. (along the side of the car dealership).

See map for available parking areas on the day of the event 

SCS_Comp 2014 Parking_web large map


Days Leading into the Comp closure schedule days:

Earth Treks Rockville Roped Corridor
-Monday, May 5th ALL DAY
-Tuesday, May 6th – Until 4pm
-Wednesday/Thursday/Friday – Limited climbing after 3pm


Day of Comp closures:
-Saturday, May 10th – Roped Corridor CLOSED all day.

Instructional Roomold bouldering side rockville 1old bouldering side rockville 2

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

This past weekend, Feb 26th-March 2nd Twelve Competitors from the Earth Treks Climbing Team went to Colorado Springs, CO for the ABS Youth Nationals…Check out who’s competing and some video footage from the boulder problems they trained on in preparation for this comp…>

This weekend the Earth Treks Climbing Team is headed to Colorado Springs, CO to attend the 2014 American Bouldering Series (ABS) Youth Nationals. The Youth Nationals will be happening from February 28th through March 2nd.

The qualifiers are this Friday. The Semi-Finals will be on Saturday and the Finals this Sunday.

In preparation for the ABS Youth Nationals the ET Climbing team was able to practice on some great boulder problems set by some of our Maryland setters: Ward, Ryan and Charlie. We have a strong team heading out to Colorado and we will be updating the website, twitter, Facebook and our Instagram pages with photos, videos and much much more.

Team Earth Treks is nationally ranked and currently the first place team in the Capitol Region. The team meets three times a week. Tryouts are held up to two times per year.  Once in August at the start of the new season, and once in the Spring space permitting.Team Earth Treks will focus on strength, flexibility, mental toughness, and strategy. We train hard during practice and come in on our own to continue training.

If you are attending the ABS Nationals as a spectator tag #EarthTreks in your pics  and Twitter @TeamEarthTreks to share how the team is doing.  You can also follow us on in our Team Facebook page

Good luck to the 12 competitors representing Earth Treks and to the Coaches!

From Timonium – Bret Stokes (Coach)
Gabe M. MJR

From Columbia – Matt Jones (Coach)
Amelia C. FYD
Bryce D. MYB
Connor M. MJR
Evan S. MJR
Ben D. MJR

From Rockville – Taylor Reed (Coach)
Jilly V. FYD
Arabella J. FYC
Megan L. FYA
Claire B. FYA
Kayla L. FYA
Kerry S. FJR