RENO, Nev. (July 8, 2021) – USA Climbing’s 2021 Youth National Championships will be held in Reno Tahoe, July 13-18. Nearly 500 competitors will participate, showcasing the next generation of climbing talent and some of the young stars who will be looking to compete at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. The Youth National Championships has expanded for 2021, combining bouldering, lead and speed over the course of the six-day competition, creating the largest youth climbing event in the United States.

“We are thrilled to bring all of our Youth National Championships together in Reno as part of our realigned 2021 National Calendar,” said John Muse, VP of Sport for USA Climbing. “And we are especially looking forward to the inaugural Youth Climbing Festival and the developmental opportunities it will present for C and D level members.”

The Youth National Championships will be preceded by the inaugural Youth Climbing Festival, July 9-11, which will consist of skills-based competitions and convention-style presentations, and workshops for athletes, coaches and parents.

“It’s an honor to welcome USA Climbing to Northern Nevada, especially with the added excitement of being in an Olympic year,” said Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority President and CEO Charles Harris. “I look forward to rooting for American climbers this summer, both on the international stage and right here at home in Reno Tahoe.”

The USA Climbing 2021 Youth National Championships are open to the public. Detailed schedules and ticketing information can be found at Interested media are asked to contact USA Climbing for video, photography and interview opportunities.

The USA Climbing Youth National Championships is expected to bring approximately 500 competitors and their families and friends to Reno Tahoe. The estimated economic impact of both events is $5.1 million.