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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Victorian Lead Championships
The Victorian Lead Titles are coming!
Australian Youth Climbing Team Selection 2013
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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)
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?
Queensland State Boulder Results Are Up!
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.
Open A Male
- Daniel Fisher (ACT)
- Liam Brown (NSW)
- Thomas Farrell (NSW)
Open A Female
- Monique Forestier (NSW) (overseas guest Sophie Franoux (New Caledonia) 1st at the event)
- Karen Allen (NSW)
- Judith Carroll (NSW)
Daniel Fisher ripping it up in the final. Photo: Alfred Tsang
Monique Forestier crushing in the final. Photo: Nick Fletcher
Daniel and Monique are the first to hold aloft the new Golden Shoe Perpetual Trophies for the best lead climber in the land.
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
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
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!