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