Competitions

2014

BOULDER

Oceania and Nationals 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 will need to qualify for this event via a State Boulder Championship.

Queensland State Boulder

The QLD Bouldering Festival and Qld State Titles 2014 - Powered by Pinnacle Sports will be run over the 2nd & 3rd of August this year. There is over $15,000 in prizes including $1000 cash purse to the Male and Female Open A champions.
The Competition will be held at Urban Climb just south of the city in West End, big thanks to the naming sponsor, Pinnacle Sports, as well as the many event sponsors who make this event viable each year! Rob Parer and Dan Gordon of Indoor Climbing Productions will be heading up the route setting team. With over 300 competitors every year, this is the largest annual Boulder competition in Australia! There will be a competition village with Stalls from Pinnacle and K2 as well as live music and activities throughout the 2 days of competition.
This is a qualification event for Boulder Nationals/Oceania to be held at the Australian Climbing Festival!
Interstate competitors are encouraged to come and participate.


Sign-Up Here:
http://www.fingercomps.com/gym/urban-climb/bouldering-fest-2014

ACT State Boulder

Venue: Canberra Indoor Climbing, Mitchell

Date: Saturday 6 September

This is a qualification event for Boulder Nationals/Oceania at the Australian Climbing Festival!

Info Pack - here

Registration - here

 

NSW State Boulder

Venue: Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym, Villawood

Date: Sunday 14 September

This is a qualification event for Boulder Nationals/Oceania at the Australian Climbing Festival!

Info Pack - Here

Registration - Here

 

NSW Bouldering Series

Round 1 Canberra Indoor South 6/9/14

Round 2 Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym villawood 14/9/14

Round 3 Bloc Climbing Sydney 1/11/14

Round 4 Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym St Peters 29/11/14

Info Pack Round 1 - here

Info Pack Round 3,4- here

Info Pack Round 2- Here

LEAD

National and Continental

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

NSW State Lead

24th May 2014, NSW lead will be held at The Edge Rock Climbing Centre in Castle Hill, Sydney. Mountain Equipment will be the major Sponsor again

Info Pack Here

Rego Here

Queensland Lead Titles

The QLD State Lead Titles 2014 – Powered by Pinnacle Sports will be run over the 17th & 18th of May this year. There is over $10,000 in prizes including $1000 cash purse to both open A grade champions.

The Competition will be held at Urban Climb just south of the city in West End, big thanks to the naming sponsor, Pinnacle Sports, as well as the many event sponsors who make this event viable each year! 

Rob Parer and the Indoor Climbing Productions team will be setting the routes and the Judges will be walking around with iPads this year as the scoring and sign-up systems go 100% digital thanks to event digital partner Finger Comps.

Sign-Up Here:
https://finger.jinathy.com/register/qld-lead-2014


Australian Youth Climbing Team Trials

The Info Pack for the 2014 Australian Youth Climbing Team Selection Trials is here! If you want to be on the team to attend the IFSC World Youth Championships in New Caledonia, we'll see you at Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym, Villawood on the 22nd March 2014.

Info Pack Here

Registration Here

 

Change of Venue for the NSW Tour de Corde

NSW Lead Season

The Tour de Corde is back! with a new catorgory Rookie! We also have a new series starting Sydney Leading Ladder.  

The 2014 Sydney Leading Ladder Series is a Regional competition series designed to promote participation, enjoyment, skills and fitness levels in climbers. This is a step up from the Tour de Corde as all routes are leading. 

Leading Ladder Dates 

 

  1. 8 March – The Edge Adventure, Castle Hill (finish 23rd March)
  2. 12 April - Northern Beaches Rockhouse, Brookvale (finish 27th April)
  3. 7 June - Climb Oz, Blacktown (finish 22nd June)
  4. 28 June – Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym, Villawood (finish 13th July)
  5. 25 July – Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym, St Peters (finish 9 August)
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      Tour de Corde dates
      1. 8 March - The Edge Adventure, Castle Hill
      2. 29 March - Hangdog Climbing Gym, Wollongong
      3. 12 April - Northern Beacher Rockhouse, Brookvale
      4. 3 May - Pulse Climbing, Newcastle
      5. 7 June - Climb Oz,  Blacktown
      6. 28 June - Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym, Villawood
      7. 9 August - Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym, St Peters
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          Tour de Corde Info Pack Here

          Leading Ladder Infor Pack Here

          Poster Here

          VIC Lead Season

          The Victorian Lead season will be really exciting this year. The Leading Ladder (LL) is back and will incorporate 1 more week per round and 1 more hosting facility. Gyms and route setters are already super psyched for this event that brings together all Melbourne Lead facilities. The first round is starting the 28th January and will be followed by State Titles at Bayside Rock. Round 2 of the Leading Ladder will get the climbers ready for Lead National titles at Hardrock Nunawading. A last round of the Leading Ladder will be held later this year.

          LL Round 1: 28 Jan – 16 Feb

          Vic State Tiles: 1st March

          LL Round 2: TBA (May)

          LL Round 3: TBA 

          National Titles: 19 and 20 July

          Download the full rules of the Leading Ladder here

          Download the poster of the event here

           

           

          2013

          Australian Boulder Nationals 2013

          12 & 13 October

          Startlist

          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!

          Register Here

          2013 Bouldering Series

           

          INFO PACK OUT NOW!

          2013 La Sportiva Lead Nationals

          2013 Lead Natioanls is brought to you by La Sportiva this year. Also once again this year, Mountian Equipment, K2, Mont, Mainpeak, Bogong, and Adventure 195 are back on board. We have over $5000 worth of prizes and giver ways!! This is going to be our biggest event of the year. Info pack out soon. 

          The Bloc Contest

          19th of May, The Bloc Contest is the Bloc's major annual competition. The event will be held for the fourth time in May this year and will be open to climbers of all ages and abilities. The Bloc have some fantastic sponsors on board and there will be prizes for all place-getters in each category!! More info can be found here


          Victorian Lead Championships

          The Victorian Lead Titles are coming!

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

          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, Entry

          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.

          More details to come.

          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

          2012

          Boulder Nationals 2012

          A revised Timetable basd on the number of entrants has been released. The main chnages are to the timing of the Open/Junior/Youth A event on Saturday and some of the groupings on Sunday.

          Click here for the Revised Timetable

          Start Lists for Saturday. 

          Male Startlist

          Female Startlist

          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!

          2012 NSW State Boulder Titles

          2012 Sydney Bouldering Series

          Click here for the Info Pack

          Click here for the Poster

          Click here for SBS Entry

          Click here for SBS Villawood

          2012 Austalian Lead & Speed Nationals

          Info Pack Here

          Register Here

          The Bloc Contest

          10:00AM - 12:00PM Pumpfest for all Youth Categories
          12:30PM - 2:30PM Pumpfest for Open A and Open B
          3:00PM - 5:00PM Finals for Open B Male & Female
          5:30PM - 7:30PM Finals for Open A Male & Female

          Climbers top six boulder problems are counted towards the scoring. The top five male and female Open A and B competitors will advance into the final and join the top 5 competitors from the BBL. There will be ten boulder problems for each category in the final.

          Categories:
          • Open A – higher level open climbers
          • Open B – climbers climbing up grade 24/V6 (male) and grade 22/V4 (female)
          • Youth A – born 1995/1996
          • Youth B – born 1997/1998 or after

          More info here

          NSW State Lead

          Poster Here, Info Pack Here, Rego Here

          ACT State Bouldering Comp

          Info Pack Here

          2012 Pinnacle Sports QLD State Lead & Speed Climbing Titles

          Download info pack now out. Here is QLD Facebook page

           

          Timetable for Australian Youth Team Selection Trials

          Now that registration is closed we have a timetable. You will be given your group on the day. See you all tomorrow, ready to crush! Click Here

           

          Bloc Bouldering League

          There are three rounds to the series, each round will take place over three weeks. Score cards will be handed out at the start of each round, and competitors will have a three week window to submit their best six climbs. Score cards must be handed in at the end of each visit and will be filed at the Bloc. Each subsequent visit you collect your score card at the front desk, and continue to work problems to improve your score and rank. Unlimited visits and attempts are allowed within the three week window. There will be a live league scorecard updated daily which can be viewed online Here to chart your progress and compare your rank against other competitors - this way you know when you have to get back to the Bloc to beat them!

          Dates:

          Round 1
          Starts: Monday 4:30pm 20th Feb 2012
          Finishes: Sunday 6pm 11th March 2012
          Round 2
          Starts: Monday 4:30pm 19th March 2012
          Finishes: Sunday 6pm 8th April 2012
          Round 3
          Starts: Monday 4:30pm 16th April 2012
          Finishes: Sunday 6pm 6th May 2012

          More info here

          Tour de Corde Info Pack

          We have some exciting new changes for this year's series. Mountain Equipment is back on board as the major sponsors. They are offering overall prizes this year and lucky door prizes for each round.

          We also have Cousin Trestec Ropes sponsoring the Team Competition, so make sure your gym team is ready to go as there are some big prizes up for grabs! Asin past years the top 2 climbers from each gym will be awarded points toward their gym's total. Gyms can maximise their score by ensuring they have climbers in all categories.

          For the past 3 years, Opens, Legends, Youth A and Youth B have had to climb their 10 best climbs on the night. We have changed this to your best 8 so you can throw yourself at some of the harder ones!

          Youth C are also doing their best 8 climbs on the day so our young guns can choose which climbs to display their talents on.

          We've brough in a big change for Open climbers. Open and Intermediate will be entered as one category. Once score sheets are handed in, the median score will be calculated. The winner of Intermediate will be the climber with the highest score below the Median score. This system has been used successfully in Victoria and overseas. It is designed to promote participation, enjoyment, skills and fitness in all levels of climbers. There will be no Open C this year.

          2 weeks till it all starts, see you there!

          Info Pack

          Tour de Corde Entry Forms

          Round 1 - SICG St Peters

          Round 2 - Rockhouse

          Round 3 - The Edge

          Round 4 - Hangdog

          Round 5 - SICG Villawood

          2012 NSW Tour de Corde dates announced!

          Dates have been announced for the highly popular 2012 NSW Tour de Corde. The Tour de Corde is a series of social top-rope competitions held at gyms around Sydney and Wollongong. This is the 4th year of the Tour and we are pleased to once again have Mountain Equipment on board as the major sponsor.

          25th February - Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym, St Peters
          24th March - Northern Beaches Rockhouse, Brookvale
          21st April - The Edge Adventure Centre, Castle Hill
          26th May - Hangdog Climbing Gym, Wollongong
          16th June - Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym, Villawood

           

          -Aussies Hold Their Own in Imst-

          World Youth Team 2011

          The Australian team were celebtraing last week after some great peformancs by our climbers at the recent World Youth Championships held in Imst, Austria.Team captain, Daniel Fisher, lead the way , making the semi finals in the Junior males, finishing a very creditable 19th. This was followed up by Art Ho Bayly who then put in a great heat for the speed event in the Junior males, qualifying in 16th place for the finals. Despite drawing the fastest qualifier in his next round, and subsequently being knocked out of the comp, Art's time in the final was good enough to see him move into 13th place overall.

          World Youth Male 2011

          The Australian team were celebtraing last week after some great peformancs by our climbers at the recent WorldYouth Championships held in Imst, Austria.Team captain, Daniel Fisher, lead the way , making the semi finals in the Junior males, finishing a very creditable 19th. This was followed up by Art Ho Bayly who then put in a great heat for the speed event in the Junior males, qualifying in 16th place for the finals. Despite drawing the fastest qualifier in his next round, and subsequently being knocked out of the comp, Art's time in the final was good enough to see him move into 13th place overall.

          Results generally were very pleasing. Lucy Stirling improved on her placing from 2010, with a 41st in the lead event in the Junior females. Other results saw - Scott Pritchard (55th) and Art Ho Bayly (59th) in Junior lead males; Loesje Fletcher (58th) in Youth A females,; Matthew Tsang (55th) and Kyle Brandon- in his first WYC experience-(71st) in Youth A males; and our young first time WYC competitors in Youth B females- Judith Carroll (58th), Lindsay Fletcher (66th) and Jemima Matters (70th). Given some fields had up to 90 competitors these results were terrific.


          Well done to all involved and a big thank you in particular to team coaches, Rob and Carlie Le Breton on preparing the team so well this year.