Results from the New Zealand Secondary Schools Climbing Championships

Climbing New Zealand (CNZ) and School Sport New Zealand (NZSSSC) are pleased to publish the full results from the National Secondary Schools Climbing Championships for 2019 held on the 2nd and 3rd of September 2019 at Rocktopia in Mount Maunganui. Full results available here. Congratulations to our 2019 champions: Junior Boys: Julian David, Tauranga Boys College Junior Girls: Meredith Butcher, Chilton St James Senior Boys: Luke Gardner, Rotorua Lakes High School Senior Girls: Holly Gardner, Rotorua Lakes High School Top School Trophy Winners: Rotorua Lakes High School

Our Youth Team depart for Arco, Italy this week-end

All the best to our Youth Yeam for WYCH Arco – Oskar Wolff, Alia Robinson, Abby Gebert, Joy Williams, Tayla Manning, Phoebe Kenderdine, Ariana van Lith, Matthew Jones, David Sheppard, Irralee Hair, Sophia Osipova, Kim Forde, Sarah Tetzlaff, Tom Waldin and management team – Zil Yeaman, Rob Moore and Wiz Fineron. The team head to Thailand for a weeks training before flying on to Italy for the Youth World Championships. Follow the event here. Also follow the Climbing New Zealand Youth Team page to keep up with their progress. Link to the page here.

Reminder about registering for the National Secondary Schools Event

Registration closes 16th of August Climbing New Zealand (CNZ) and School Sport New Zealand (NZSSSC) are promoting and organising the National Secondary Schools Climbing Championships for 2019. The competition will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of September 2019 at Rocktopia in Mount Maunganui. The event is open to all secondary schools. Information about the event and the registration process is available on School Sport website. http://www.nzsssc.org.nz/asset/downloadasset?id=285f9de1-e7aa-46c3-8690-24ed4d63db59 Please promote to your schools and communities to make this a great event.

IFSC World Climbing Championships commence this week-end for our Kiwi Team

We have 3 kiwi climbers there. Best of luck to Sarah Tetzlaff, George Sanders, Tom Waldin, who will be competing in all 3 disciplines, Lead, Speed and Bouldering. The team is supported & managed up in Tokyo by Kerry Crawford and Andrea Crawford. Bouldering qualifiers commence on Sunday the 11th for Sarah and Monday the 12th for Tom and George. If you want to follow the event go to: World Climbing Championships 2019 This event will be epic, it doubles as an Olympic Qualify (the first qualifying opportunity) with the top 7 climbers in the Combined Event winning selection.

National Secondary Schools Climbing Championships 2019

Climbing New Zealand (CNZ) and School Sport New Zealand (NZSSSC) are promoting and organising the National Secondary Schools Climbing Championships for 2019. The competition will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of September 2019 at Rocktopia in Mount Maunganui. The event is open to all secondary schools. Information about the event and the registration process is available on School Sport website. http://www.nzsssc.org.nz/asset/downloadasset?id=285f9de1-e7aa-46c3-8690-24ed4d63db59 Please promote to your schools and communities to make this a great event.

Great results from Youth C and Youth D competitors in New Caledonia

Youth C and Youth D participants in the competition in Noumea June 29th:Kyra True, Logan Gallagher, Zoe Weldon, Mischa Barton, Meredith Butcher Results: Congratulations to the Kiwi competitors in New Caledonia this weekend for the Youth C and D combined lead speed and boulder. Mischa Boorman took silver and Zoe Weldon bronze in Youth C female. Kyra True won and Logan Gallagher both took silver in Youth D. Meredith Butcher came a very close 4th in Youth C Female. Allez les Kiwis!

Format and Preliminary Timetable for Youth and Masters Bouldering

The 2019 Youth Bouldering Championships will take place in Wellington (Hangdog) on the 3rd and 4th August. The competition needs volunteer support, if you can help please advise your climbing club, or email The competition will be run in the IFSC format for all age groups. I.e. 5 boulders for the qualifier and 4 boulders for the finals. Qualifiers will be on Sat 3rd, and Finals will be on Sun 4th August. The preliminary timetable for the event is as follows Qualifications – Sat07:45 – 10:00    YC and YD 11:30 – 13:20    YB and Masters 15:00 – Read More