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Kailas Announced as Official Clothing Sponsor of the Australian Climbing Team

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Lead Nationals 2014

The Australian Lead Nationals is coming!

19/20 July 2014

This year Lead Nationals returns to Melbourne and will be hosted by Hardrock Clmbing Gym, Nunawading.

Full details and registration are avialable in the Info Pack Here

 

Oceania and National Boulder Dates

Mark your calendars!
The 2014 Oceania Boulder Championships, incorporating the Australian Boulder Nationals, will held as part of the Australian Climbing Festival in Katoomba, NSW on 17-19 October. Competitor places will be limited \, climbers need to qualify for this event via a State Boulder Championship.



World Youth Championships Update

 

Following the devastating fire which destroyed the climbing wall in Noumea, New Caledonia, the IFSC and FFME have announced new dates for the World Youth Championships.
They will now be held 20-24 September 2014.
The qualification for date for the Australian Youth Climbing Team, March 22, will remain the same.

Following the devastating fire which destroyed the climbing wall in Noumea, New Caledonia, the IFSC and FFME have announced new dates for the World Youth Championships.
They will now be held 20-24 September 2014.

 


sponsoring the 2013 Australian Youth Climbing Team!

Flight Centre Active Travel have been announced as major sponsors of the Australian Youth Climbing Team who will be travelling to Canada next week for the biggest annual climbing event on the pkanet, the IFSC World Youth Championships.

Flight Centre Active Travel brings you the biggest and best global adventure travel and fitness events. Check out their website here.

 

 

Australian Boulder Nationals 2013

12 & 13 October

The Australian Boulder Nationals will be at Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym Villawood on the 12 and 13 of October.

Once again Black Diamond is the main sponsor of this event.

The info pack is now available click here!

Click here for full results!

 

 

2013 La Sportiva Lead Nationals - Results

After an amazing weekend of climbing, we have crowned out champions for 2013.

To complete an incredible weekend, we were able to be part of very special presentation from Climbers Against Cancer to The Cancer Council of Australia

Thank you to all the volunteers; the routesetting team, our sponsors and to SICG Villawood.

Thanks also to all those that climbed with such a positive spirit and those that were there to support them.

Click here for full results

Australian Champions for 2013, Sam Bowman and Kumari Barry

 

Cait Horan presenting the cheque from CAC to the Cancer Council

 

NSW State Lead

1st June 2013, Syndey Indoor Climbing Gym Villawood

NSW State Lead for Open A, Open B, Masters, Youth C and Youth D

NEW TIMETABLE OUT. Click info pack. 

Info Pack, Registration

Results for Victorian Lead Championship 2013

Congratulations to the 2013 Victorian Open A Lead Champions Sarah Davis and Campbell Harrison.The spirit and the standard of competition was high thanks to the psyched crew of climbers. A fantastic effort from all the routesetters, volunteers and the Hardrock Team.

For full results click here

Victorian Lead Championships

The Victorian Lead Titles are coming!

Click here to go to the Hardrock website for all the details!

 

Results for:

Australian Youth Climbing Team Selection 2013

and
NSW Lead Championship 2013 (Junior, Youth A & Youth B)

After an amazing day of climbing with incredible performances from all of the athletes, we are proud to announce our Australian Youth Climbing Team for 2013:

Youth B: Sarah McKenzie and Sam Newton

Youth A: Roxy Perry, Campbell Harrison and Jarred Jordan

Junior: Sam Bowman and Matthew Tsang

 

Congratulations also to the placegetters in the NSW Lead Championships:

Youth B Male:  1. Sam Newton NSW, 2. Peter Klein NSW, 2. Ben Abel NSW

Youth B Female: 1. Minah LeBreton NSW, 2. Sarah McKenzie VIC, 3. Lanie Sterrett ACT

Youth A Male: 1. Campbell Harrison VIC, 2. Tyrone Turnbull NSW, 3. Jarred Jordan NSW, 3. Bryson Klein NSW

Junior Female: 1. Caitlin Dahl ACT

Junior Male: 1. Sam Bowman QLD, 2. Matthew Tsang NSW, 3. Louis Godsell VIC

Full results can be found here

Australian Youth Climbing Team Selections and NSW State Lead

Selection day for the 2013 Australian Youth Climbing Team to attend the World Youth Championships in Canada is 30 March, at Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym Villawood.

This event will also be the NSW State Lead Championships for those categories only (Junior, Youth A and Youth B). NSW State Lead for all other categories; Open, Masters , Youth C and Youth D will be on the 1st of June.

Register Here, Info Pack Here

Tour de Corde 2013

Tour de Corde is in its 5th year this year. 

Round 1 23rd Febuary - Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym Villawood

Round 2 16th March -  Northern Beaches Rockhouse

Round 3 6th April - Climb Oz

Round 4 11th May - Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym St Peters

Round 5 15th June - the Edge Rock Climbing Centre

Info Pack Here

 

2013 K2 Base Camp QLD State Lead Titles

Dates and info is up for the Queensland State Lead Titles. It is on Sunday 24 March at The Rock Indoor Climbing Gym. Thanks to the Naming Sponsor, K2 Base Camp, the Gold Sponsor, Pinnacle Sports, and the Silver Sponsors; ICP and Cypress Post Wines.

Handbook Here

Victorian State Lead and the Victorian Leading Ladder Dates Announced!

2013 is going to be a big year for Sport Climbing in Victoria! The Victorian State Lead Titles are back, this year being held at Hardrock Climbing Gym, Nunawading on the 4th of May.

In addtion the Victorian Leading Ladder Series is on in with three rounds being held, each round going for 2 weeks.

The dates are: Round 1: February 18 - March 3

Round 2: March 11 - March 24

Round 3: April 1 - April 14

More details at http://www.bloc.nu/#!viewer;id=74001

In the meantime, check out this video put together by Phil from Hardrock to get PSYCHED! http://vimeo.com/57774009

 

2013 January Youth Climbing Camp

January 23-25 2013, SCA National Coaches, Rob and Carlie LeBreton will again be running a Youth Training Camp. A coaches' course will be run in conjunction with this camp, more detail on the coaches' course will be posted in the next couple of weeks.

The camp is designed to support athletes wishing to qualify for the Australian Youth Climbing Team to attend the 2013 World Youth Championships in Canada. The Camp training sessions and accommodation will be at SICG Villawood.

Full details of the camp are in the info pack

Athletes and coaches attending need to fill out this Medical form

All attendees need to be 2013 National level members of SCA. Membership renewal can be done on the first day of the camp. The membership form is here.

Please RSVP to the coaches by 19 January 2013 (contact details are in the info pack)

 

2013 Membership Form

Sport Climbing Australia is introducing a tiered Membership Structure in 2013.

The 2013 membership form is out now. State Membership is $15, this will cover all Regional and State competitions. National membership will be $30 and it covers all competitions in Australia. 

You can purchase a State Membership if you are only planning on entering:

  • Regional Competitions
  • State Competition

You must be a National member to participate in:

  • National Competitions 
  • International Competitions
  • SCA Climbing Camps
  • SCA Training Days
We recommend that you purchase the appropriate level of membership at the start of the year, but upgrades are available for climbers that have State Level Membership but wish to participate in National events later in the year.
Membership will be available to purchase online soon or payment can be made now by direct depost and form emailed to secretary@sportclimbingaustralia.org.au (payment details are on the membership form)

Announcement of Special General Meeting

The Board of Sport Climbing Australia will be holding a Special General Meeting on Thursday 24 January 2013 with the expressed purpose of amending the SCA membership structure in the SCA Constitution.

The meeting will be held at Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym, Villawood, NSW, at 7pm.

All 2013 members of Sport Climbing Australia will be eligible to attend vote at the meeting. As it is the start of the year, those wishing to renew their membership, or join SCA as a new member, will be able to do so immediately prior to the meeting.

Dates for 2013

Dates have been released for 2013 on the SCA Calendar.

The 2013 Oceania Championships will held in Noumea, New Caledonia 25 & 26 May.

Details will be on the IFSC website at http://www.ifsc-climbing.org/?category_id=230

We want to send a big team over, so climbers ranked in the top 12 in their category in Lead for 2012 are abl;e to apply to be a member of the Australian Team.

The 2013 Oceania Selection Policy is available here

Lead and Speed Nationals will be held at SICG Villawood, NSW on 29 & 30 June

The Australian Youth Team Selection Day will be held at SICG Villawood, NSW on 30 March

The Youth Training Camp will be held at SICG Villawood, NSW on 23-25 January

 

 

Sport Climbing Australia brings Reel Rock 7 to Wollongong

 

Reel Rock 7 is coming to Wollongong and all profits from the event go to Sport Climbing Australia!
Wednesday 12 December
At The Builders Club
$16 prepay or $20 at the door

Arrange a group and head down from Sydney, across from Canberra, or from wherever you are.

It'll be a great night and you'll be supporting your sport!!

Buy Tickets Here

2012 Australian Boulder Nationals 

Results!

After a weekend of amazing climbing, incredible athleticism and wonderful sportsmanship, the Australian Boulder Nationals is over again for another year. Congratulations to all the competitors, you were sensational. Thank you to all the volunteers that helped out. You're the backbone of our wonderful sport. And, congratulations to the amazing routesetting team; Carlie, Christian and Scotty who provided boulder circuits that were varied and both physically and mentally challenging.

 

Thank you to our major sponsors Black Diamond

Thank you to Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym, Villawood for providing a world-class venue

And. thank you to Indoor Climbing Productions for supplying the handcrafted medals



 

Click here for full results

 

 Sport Climbing Australia Annual General Meeting 2012

The SCA AGM was held last Saturday evening after Day 1 of the Boulder Nationals. Many ideas for future directions and strategies to enable our sport to grow were discussed. Thank you to all those that came along and participated.

A new SCA Board was elected for 2013. This board is more diverse than in previous years with a majority of States and Territories being well represented.

2013 SCA Board

Rob LeBreton (NSW) - President

Mac Stirling (QLD) - Vice President

Rachael Goldsmith (NSW) - Secretary

Mike Garben (NSW) - Treasurer

Isabelle Morgans (QLD)

Rob Parer (QLD)

Carlie LeBreton (NSW)

Emma Horan (ACT)

James Kassay (VIC)

Will Hammersla (VIC)

Rick Perry (VIC)

Ally Glasser (WA)

Damien Hall (WA)

 

Boulder Nationals 2012

13 & 14 October at Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym Villawood

Jake Bresnehan and Lisa Beauchamp - Boulder Nationals 2011 Photos: Alfred Tsang

Click here for the Boulder Nationals 2012 Info Pack

Click here to register online

Australia's best boulderers will battle it out in  categories from Youth D to Opens and Masters. Register online now to secure your place.

Climbers wishing to represent Australia in International Compeition in 2013 should be aware of the new SCA Senior Selection Policy.

See you there!

 

National Lead Rankings 2012

With all the Lead events for the year having been decided the National Lead Rankings have been released. Rankings are calculated based on the SCA Ranking Policy. Nationals and Oceania events carry greater ranking points than State Level compeitions.

Congratulations to our highest ranked climbers:

Open: Daniel Fisher (ACT) and Lucy Stirling (QLD)

Youth D: Nanki Soin (NSW) and Jack Taylor (NSW)

Youth C: Rhys Brandon (QLD) and Minah LeBreton (NSW)

Youth B: Sarah McKenzie (VIC) and Bryson Klein (NSW)

Youth A: Matthew Tsang (NSW) and Talia King (QLD)

Junior: Lucy Stirling (QLD) and Scott Pritchard (NSW)

Masters: Tomasz Oczapowski (NSW) and Janelle Briggs (QLD)

 

Click here for the full ranking

 

Round 1 SBS Results

Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym St Peters, Results

More Results on the results page, here

2012 NSW State Boulder Titles

2012 Sydney Bouldering Series

It's been going for 15 years now and the first event of the Sydney Bouldering Series is only 3 weeks away!

Round 1 will be held at SICG St Peters on the 18th of August.

Round 2 will also be the NSW State Boulder Tiltes, to be held at SICG Villawood on the 15th of September.

And, the finale will be at Bloc Climbing on the 17th of November.

The format has changed this year for Open A competitors. Open A won't be doing the pumpfest, instead they wiil have 8 designated problems (5 in the NSW State Boulder). Tops and bonuses will be used for scoring and attempts will be counted. At the NSW Stae Boulder Titles, Open A will have Finals!

Thanks to Mountain Equipment for again supporting these events and providing the lucky draw prizes and the overall prizes for the SBS and the NSW States.

Revolution Climbing are supporting the Team compeition again, so there will be holds on offer for the winning gym. Will it be ClimbFit again?

 

Click here for the Info Pack

Click here for the Poster

Queensland State Boulder Results Are Up!

Full Results Here

A big thanks to Urban Climb, Rob Parer and his routesetting Team, and all those who helped make it possible.

Results for the 2012 Lead  and Speed Australian Nationals

Australia's strongest climbers converged on Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym Villawood on the 30th June and 1st July for the Australian Lead and Speed Nationals.

The women's event went down to the wire with Overseas guest Sophie Franoux and Monique Forestier having to be separated on time after scoring the same on their 2 heats and their final route. Daniel Fisher dominated a strong men's field to successfully defend his crown. A huge shout out goes to the volunteers who helped the weekend run so smoothly, fairly and on-time. Thanks also to all the climbers that participated with great spirit and skill. Our sport keeps growing and getting stronger every year.

And, a special thank you to our overseas guests, particularly those from New Caledonia who travelled to Australia for this event.

Full Lead results can be found here

Open A Male

  1. Daniel Fisher (ACT)
  2. Liam Brown (NSW)
  3. Thomas Farrell (NSW)

Open A Female

  1. Monique Forestier (NSW) (overseas guest Sophie Franoux (New Caledonia) 1st at the event)
  2. Karen Allen (NSW)
  3. Judith Carroll (NSW)

Fisher-2012-Nats_2.jpeg Daniel Fisher ripping it up in the final. Photo: Alfred Tsang

 

Fisher-2012-Nats_2.jpeg Monique Forestier crushing in the final. Photo: Nick Fletcher

 

Fisher-2012-Nats_2.jpeg 

Daniel and Monique are the first to hold aloft the new Golden Shoe Perpetual Trophies for the best lead climber in the land.

 

Speed results can be found here

 

 Thanks again to the event sponsors: Mountain Equipment AustraliaK2 Base Camp, Bogong Equipment, The Wilderness ShopMont Adventure EquipmentMainpeak Australia.

Info Pack Here

Qld State Lead Results

Many thanks to the committee that organised the 2012 Queensland Lead and Speed Titles on the 6th of May. Thanks also to the major sponsor Pinnacle Sports and the other sponsors.

Congratulations to our Queensland Champions for 2012:

Open A: Sam Bowman & Lucy Stirling

Open B: Corey Batten & Jaclyn Sheriff

Masters: Ross Ferguson & Janelle Briggs

Junior: Tom Olsen & Lucy Stirling

Youth A: Sam Bowman & Eminee Camplin

Youth B: Alistair Earley & Sarah McKenzie

Youth C: Rhys Brandon and Dominique Calwood

Youth D: Alexander Cvetkovski & Jordan Murphy

Full results can be found here

NSW State Lead Results

The 2012 NSW State Lead Titles were held yesterday (Saturday 28th of April) at Northern Beaches Rockhouse. The standard of our climbers continues to grow with some very impressive displays in all categories. A huge thank you to The event sponsors, Mountain Equipment and the venue, Northern Beaches Rockhouse.

Next weekend is the Queensland Lead and Speed Titles, see you there!

Congratulations to our NSW Lead Champion 2012:

Open A: Aurel Gelot & Lucy Stirling

Open B: Andrew McFarlane & Anes Yang

Masters: Carl Deninger

Junior: Scott Pritchard & Lucy Stirling

Youth A: Zac Fisher

Youth B: Campbell Harrison & Siobhan Dobie

Youth C: Joe Newton and Minah LeBreton

Youth D: Jack Taylor & Nanki Soin

Full Results are here

State Events


Australian Youth Climbing Team 2012

The Australian Youth Climbing Team Selection Trials were held at Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym Villawood on Saturday 17th of March. The higher selection standards that have been introduced as part of the Sport Climbing Australia Youth Develoment Policy 2012-14 have led to a huge jump in the abilities of our young climbers. They are training harder than ever and approaching their climbing with enthusiasm and dedication, two things they'll need to compete at the IFSC World Youth Championships this year in August.

29 climbers from 5 states turned up ready to earn the chance to travel to Singapore as part of the Australian Youth Climbing Team.

Fourteen climbers qualified:

Youth B Female Roxy Perry (Victoria)
Youth B Male Bryson Klein (NSW)
  Campbell Harrison (Victoria)
Youth A Male Matthew Tsang (NSW)
  Tyrone Turnbull (NSW)
  Zac Fisher (ACT)
  Sam Bowman (Queensland)
  Kyle Brandon (Queensland)
  Jarred Jordan (NSW)
Junior Female Lucy Stirling (Queensland)
  Caitlin Dahl (ACT)
  Sarah Davis (Victoria)
 

Emma Horan (ACT)

Junior Male Scott Pritchard (NSW)

(Photo: Alfred Tsang)

Congratulations to these climbers, and to all the climbers who worked so hard to prepare themselves for the selection trials.

A huge thank you must go to Carlie and Christian, our routesetters who worked into the early hours of Saturday morning to prepare five excellent routes. Thanks also to SICG Villawood for allowing us to use their excellent facility.

Thanks and congratulations must also go to all the coaches and mums and dads who prepared the climbers for the big day. The future of our sport looks bright!

For the full results, click here.