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  • Registrations are now open for the 2021 2022 La Sportiva National Speed Climbing Championships
    What is your personal best time? Are you chasing a New Zealand Record on the Speed wall? Register today for this event. It is open to all climbers, whether you have attempted Speed before or not. The event is on the 5th of February, at Blake Park, Mount Maunganui. This event will crown our National Speed Champions for 2021/2022. Climbers wishing to compete in Speed at international events in 2022 need to be competing to be eligible for selection. Refer to the registration page here for event details and to complete your registration. REGISTER HERE Supported by:
  • Opens Development Squad Selections
    Initial Selections (posted and notified 9.30am, 21/12/2021) Finalised and Notified 8th January 2022. Following the CNZ Open Bouldering Championships, the following athletes have been selected into the Open Development Squad for 2022. There were no changes to the selections on appeal. Selected Athletes Open Female Erica Gatland   Open Female Amanda Speed   Open Female Cirrus Tan   Open Female Phoebe Kenderdine   Open Female Sarah Tetzlaff Discretionary Open Female Rochelle Andrews Discretionary Open Female Abby Gebert Discretionary Open Female Tayla Manning Discretionary Open Female Miriam Bright Discretionary Open Female Lucy Sinclair Discretionary Open Male Tom Waldin   Open Male Read More
  • La Sportiva National Open Bouldering Champs
    A strong field turned out at Uprising Gym in Christchurch for the 2021 La Sportiva National Open Bouldering Championships. Thanks to our sponsors, La Sportiva, Rab NZ, Black Diamond, and The North Face, our hosts at Uprising Boulder Gym, and to the Flying Geckos Climbing Club for assisting with judging and running the comp.
  • Guidance on applications for discretionary selection in current exceptional circumstances Open Bouldering
    According to the CNZ Selection Policy an athlete wishing to be considered for New Zealand Team selection in 2022, but unable to compete, can apply to be considered for discretionary selection under exceptional circumstances. The selection policy sets out examples for reasons where exceptional circumstances will be considered. The inability to attend an event due to Covid-19 restrictions has been accepted as exceptional circumstances by Climbing New Zealand.  In all cases athletes wishing to be considered for selection under exceptional circumstances still need to apply to CNZ to be included in the selection process. You need to make your application to  as soon as possible with a Read More
  • Speed Climbing – Is that for you?
    Are you a speed climber? Do you have ambition to try, train and improve in your speed climbing? We are looking for speed climbers who are interested in dedicating their training towards speed climbing at the Paris 2024 Olympics Express your interest and find out more by emailing
  • Final Youth Development Squad Selections
    Updated to finalise Squad on 20/11/2021 Following the recent La Sportiva National Youth and Masters Bouldering Championships in Queenstown, we are pleased to offer athletes places in the Climbing New Zealand Youth Development Squad. Selection into the Youth Development Squad provides athletes with the opportunity to seek further selection into a New Zealand Team in 2022. With current Covid-19 uncertainties further development squad activities are uncertain at this time. Development Squad List Junior Male Henry Booker Junior Male Oliver Shanks Discretionary Junior Female Kiri Shibahara Junior Female Abby Gebert Junior Female Phoebe Kenderdine Discretionary Youth A Male Oskar Wolf Youth Read More
  • Photos from 2021 National Youth & Masters Bouldering Championship
    Photos by Conor Boyd Photography.
  • Guidance on applications for discretionary selection in current exceptional circumstances
    According to the CNZ Selection Policy an athlete wishing to be considered for New Zealand Team selection in 2022, but unable to compete, can apply to be considered for discretionary selection under exceptional circumstances. The selection policy sets out examples for reasons where exceptional circumstances will be considered. The inability to attend an event due to Covid-19 restrictions has been accepted as exceptional circumstances by Climbing New Zealand.  In all cases athletes wishing to be considered for selection under exceptional circumstances still need to apply to CNZ to be included in the selection process. You need to make your application to  as soon as possible with a Read More
  • 2021/22 Season – Events Update
    2021/22 La Sportiva Youth and Masters Bouldering Championships We remain committed to running this event as scheduled on the 30th and 31st of October in Queenstown. We appreciate that this will mean that some climbers will not be able to attend, however we have taken the view that we need to try and keep running events when we are able to and provide the opportunity for our athletes to compete. Unable to attend due to covid-19 restrictions or other circumstances? With the selection of New Zealand Team, we will do our best to follow our Selection Policy as it is Read More
  • Climbing New Zealand is seeking expressions of interest for our National Selection Panel
    Climbing New Zealand – National Selection Panel Member We are seeking expressions of interest from suitability qualified individuals for a role on the National Selection Panel. The selection panel has 3 selectors and a CNZ appointed Convener who overseas the process on behave of Climbing New Zealand. The selection panel selects Youth, Open and Para teams and development squads, guided by the Selection Policy. The current selection policy is available here: https://www.climbing.nz/climbing-new-zealand-national-team-selection-policy/ Key attributes: A passion for the sport of Sport Climbing, and a desire for it to thrive and grow in New Zealand; Ability to work with young athletes Read More