USAC Lead/Top Rope QE

March 23, 2024

We're honored to have been selected to host the USA Climbing Region 42 Youth Lead & Top Rope Qualifying Event.

Athletes from Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas and Northern Texas will battle it out here at Whetstone for a chance to compete at Regionals! Come cheer on Team Whetstone or better yet, sign up to volunteer! There are plenty of different ways to help out, from checking competitors in to belaying or judging. Sign up below to volunteer and we'll hook you up with two free day passes for helping out.

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Competition Details

Preparation Timeline & Details

  • We are going to start stripping routes on Tuesday, March 19th.
  • We are setting 16 routes for the competition. There will still be plenty of climbing available while prepare.
  • As the competition routes get set, they will remain off-limits to the public until the competition is over.
  • All Whetstone members can enjoy a day of free climbing at Ascent Studio between 3/19 and 3/23. Just show your scan card at their front desk when you arrive.
  • The competition will be open to the public and everyone is welcome to come watch the action.
  • We will open for climbing at 4:00 pm on Saturday after the competition concludes.
  • Coaches and immediate family members of athletes taking part in the Regional Championships will not be permitted in the facility as soon as setting begins on 3/19.
  • No information about the setting can be shared at any time with participants or any person associated with participants of the event.
  • As the competition host, Whetstone is not in control of the athlete sign ups, cancellations, or refund process. If needed, please email

Competition Schedule


  • 7:45 AM: Volunteer Check In
  • 8:00 AM: Judges & Belayers Meeting
  • 8:00 AM: Session 1 Competitor Check-In Opens
  • 9:00 AM: Session 1 Climbing Starts
  • 12:00 PM: Session 1 Climbing Ends


  • 11:45 AM: Volunteer Check-In
  • 12:00 PM: Session 2 Competitor Check-In Opens
  • 12:10 PM: Judges & Belayers Meeting
  • 1:00 PM: Session 2 Climbing Starts
  • 4:00 PM: Session 2 Climbing Ends