Climbing New Zealand Strategic Plan

Climbing New Zealand is currently consulting on its draft Strategic Plan. The plan is currently out for review by our clubs and their members, as well as others in the broader climbing community. Feedback will be open until the end of September but please respond to me at any point. Richard WaldinPresident Climbing New +64274972677

New Season Update – 2021/2022 Season

25th of August 2021. Updated 31/08/2021. Season Kick Off There is a lot of important information in this post, please ensure you make yourself and your parent or athlete familiar with it. Covid-19 Impacts. We are watching the government announcements closely to help guide decisions relating to our upcoming events. It has been sad to see the cancellation of all the secondary schools events next week, as well as the AIMS games, both for the second year. These events are great opportunities for climbers across all ages to get an introduction to competitive climbing. The secondary schools event was full Read More

Sport Climbing at the Olympics is here!

Sport Climbing at the Olympics commences tomorrow eventing with the mens qualifications from 7.45pm. Women Quals are on Wednesday same time, with Mens finals from 8.25pm Thursday and Womens finals on Friday same time. Looks like all the events and disciplines are on SkyTV Tokyo channels live with climbing on different channels each night, with some channel changes between disciplines. Check out skytv for the details here. If you don’t already have access to SkySport here is some guidance as posted on our Facebook page. To make it even easier we’ve put the link for the once off Olympic Sky Sports pass in our Read More

Expression of interest for New Zealand Youth Team roles

Climbing New Zealand Youth Team Positions We are seeking expressions of interest for the following roles to support the 2022 New Zealand Youth Team:Youth Team Assistant CoachYouth Team PhysiotherapistYouth Team Manager Deadline for submissions 8th of August 2021. Email to The background and position descriptions are available here:

Climbing New Zealand July Newsletter

Olympic Games Debut The countdown is on, only a couple of weeks to go before Climbing debuts at the Olympics. While we have no New Zealand athlete competing this time around, we will all be watching the event with intense interest and follow the fortunes of our Oceania representatives, Tom O’Halloran and Oceania MacKenzie. Climbing runs from Tuesday the 3rd of August to Friday the 6th of August. All the information, starting lists and schedule and times are available off the IFSC website here: If you are not sure about how the competition works for the Olympics, you can watch Read More

Lead and Para-climbing Championships wrap up and link to Video Highlights

We successfully ran our 2020 2021 National :Lead and Para-climbing Championships on the 13th and 14th of March. Thanks to our event sponsors RAB and The North Face, the organisation from the Rotorua Climbing Club and our host gym The Wall and Basement Cinema. Thanks to all those who supported the running of the event, especially our officials Sabrina, Shane and Dion, a great team of belayers, judges, timekeepers, isolation monitors and other supporters. Thanks to our route setting team of Peter, Andy, Angela, Lossie, Api and Paul, and forerunners Luke and Jacob. Great photos from Eddie Fowke of The Read More

2021 Development Squad – Final Selections

It is my pleasure to finalise the development squad selections for 2021. Congratulations to all those athletes selected. Selected athletes will be communicated with separately to advise on further plans for 2021. Please reference to the attached document for the full list of athletes. Richard WaldinPresidentClimbing New Zealand

Notification of Development Squad Selections for 2021

Following the recent Speed Championships in Mount Maunganui and Lead and Para-climbing Championships in Rotorua, we are pleased to offer athletes places in the Climbing New Zealand Open Development Squad and Climbing New Zealand Youth Development Squad. We have compiled the attached file which lists all development squad selections for the year. This includes the Youth and Open development squad selections from the earlier Bouldering Competitions. Reminder of the criteria for Speed selection:Speed qualification criteria – Top 5 placing in each category, plus a time less than or equal to (time in seconds):Open Male 10.000 Open Female 13.000Junior Male 11.000 Read More

Updated Timetable for Lead and Para-climbing Championships 13th and 14th March 2021

Please check back to this post, periodically as we may need to adjust the timings over the course of the week-end. Registrations and results will be posted to PIKI. Saturday  Youth D, Youth C, Para-climbing, Opens   Time Description Categories 07:30 Facility Open   07:30 Warm up Area Opens YD, YC 08:00 Technical meeting   08:15 Athletes Briefing YD, YC 08:30 Qualification Round 1 YD, YC 09:50 Qualification Round 2 YD, YC 10:15 Warm up Area Opens Opens, Para 10:45 Athletes Briefing Opens, Para 11:00 Qualification Round 1 Opens, Para 12:45 Qualification Round 2 Opens, Para 13:45 Isolation opens Read More