1/18/11 – USA Climbing is excited to announce its partnership with NE2C Productions to bring together the top climbers for the Unified Bouldering Championships Professional Bouldering Tour: a series of events to be conducted in premier climbing cities across the United States.
“I am extremely excited to announce that USA Climbing will be sanctioning The Unified Bouldering Championships as the preeminent series of events for today's professional climbing circuit and official Pro Tour for competition climbing in the U.S. We intend to continue to provide elite level climbers with challenging competitions, as well as providing an organizational support structure focused on the athletes and the sustainable growth of our sport,” said Peter Torcicollo, President of USA Climbing.
The 2011 Unified Bouldering Championships Tour stops are:
ABS12 National Championships, February 11-13, 2011, Boulder, Colorado
The Eastern Mountain Sports Open, June, Details TBD
UBC Pro Tour at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, August, Salt Lake City, Utah
The North Face Pro at the Nor’easter Powered by Eastern Mountain Sports
“USA Climbing and NE2C Productions believe that the next frontier for our sport is competition climbing and that future advances for our sport as a whole will come through the growth of competition climbing. We look forward to working with the entire climbing community to make it happen,” said Pete Ward, Co-Owner of NE2C Productions.
"We are very excited about the opportunity to bring the UBC Tour to the marketplace and we are confident that the proven track record of the people involved at all levels will ensure that the Unified Bouldering Championships are the gold standard for elite level competition climbing in the United States,” said Keith Ferguson, CEO of USA Climbing.
About USA Climbing – USA Climbing is the recognized by the International Federation of Sport Climbing and the International Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body of Competition Climbing in the United States and is based in Boulder, CO. USA Climbing sanctions more than 250 climbing competitions each year. USA Climbing is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. www.usaclimbing.org.
About NE2C Productions – Consistently redefining the upper limits of what a climbing competition can be, NE2C Productions has a demonstrated track record as the climbing industry's top production company, specializing in creating marquee event platforms. Responsible for the planning, development and execution of the Bouldering Championships Pro Tour (formerly, the Mammut Bouldering Championships 2006 - 2009) as well as major events such as The Nor'easter powered by Eastern Mountain Sports, NE2C events are the most entertaining, innovative, media driven climbing events in North America. NE2C Managing Partners Jason Danforth and Pete Ward are passionate climbers and entrepreneurs and NE2C Productions includes an extensive and talented network of staff that supports NE2C events, showcasing climbing, and professional climbers, in the best possible light.