The American Scholastic Climbing League is a non-profit 501C3 created in May of 2018 following a ten-year successful run of the Colorado High School Climbing League (est. 2008). The COHSCL was created by climbers for climbers. The League’s intention is to foster the best aspects of climbing in high school students. It is an opportunity to connect all the high school climbers in Colorado in an atmosphere of positive competition. The point is to emphasize community, perseverance, trust, and support. The League is not about winning or preparing individual students for the Olympics. It is about teams specifically connected to high schools working together to support student growth, camaraderie, and healthy connection with other students also embracing the sport. The point is to help students be their best selves while climbing. It is the climbers against the routes on the wall, not climbers trying to beat each other. Please help us keep the sport and the League fun, healthy, and positive.
Our Mission is to:
- Encourage well-rounded climbers disciplined in both bouldering problems and roped climbs. The State Final will consist of both. Speed climbing may be an exhibition event. - Support all states, regions, schools and individuals trying to develop high school and lower level climbing. - Hold an event that is limited to the best climbers in the state. In addition, allow all levels to compete in championship finale. (Varsity vs JV concept). - Have a national final limited to the best climbers in the country. - Limit the bureaucracy and simplify the rules as much as possible. - Expand each Region by having climbers compete in regular season competitions at different sites. This allows athletes from each Region to experience different route setting styles, traveling to other gyms and getting the experience of having a home gym vs. visitor gym like any other high school athletic team. - Keep the cost reasonable. While covering costs of the hosting gyms and the League, realizing that these comps are a service to the community versus deterring athletes because of high entry fees. - Hold comps on the honor system of each athlete. Climbers will verify each other without the use of judges.