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
- 8 March – The Edge Adventure, Castle Hill (finish 23rd March)
- 12 April - Northern Beaches Rockhouse, Brookvale (finish 27th April)
- 7 June - Climb Oz, Blacktown (finish 22nd June)
- 28 June – Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym, St Peters (finish 13th July)
- 25 July – Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym, Villawood (finish 9th August)
- 8 March - The Edge Adventure, Castle Hill
- 29 March - Hangdog Climbing Gym, Wollongong
- 12 April - Northern Beacher Rockhouse, Brookvale
- 3 May - Pulse Climbing, Newcastle
- 7 June - Climb Oz, Blacktown
- 28 June - Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym, St Peters
- 9 August - Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym, Villawood
Tour de Corde Info Pack Here
Leading Ladder Infor Pack 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
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 Bouldering Series
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!
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
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
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.
Start Lists for Saturday.
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!
2012 NSW State Boulder Titles
2012 Sydney Bouldering Series
2012 Austalian Lead & Speed Nationals
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.
• 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
ACT State Bouldering Comp
Info Pack Here
2012 Pinnacle Sports QLD State Lead & Speed Climbing Titles
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!
Starts: Monday 4:30pm 20th Feb 2012
Finishes: Sunday 6pm 11th March 2012
Starts: Monday 4:30pm 19th March 2012
Finishes: Sunday 6pm 8th April 2012
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!
Tour de Corde Entry Forms
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.
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.