Evie Boyd from Canterbury had a very successful trip to Nouméa to compete for the NZ Youth Team in the 2019 New Caledonia National Lead Championship. The only climber to top all three qualifying climbs, she finished first in Youth A Female and second in Open Female. She was very impressed with the quality of the route-setting, and indeed the whole venue. Found everybody very welcoming and friendly. She also enjoyed meeting French speed-climbing legend Bassa Mawem who showed her round.
A big shout out to our NZ paraclimbers Rachel Maia and Di Drayton who competed at the Paraclimbing World Champs in Brancion, France. Congratulations both for your amazing climbing we’re so proud! Rachel finished 4th and Diane 7th.
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!
The nomination criteria for Climbing in the Tokyo Olympics have been released.
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
A number of great performances at the recent Australian Youth Climbing Championships held at Villawood, Sydney. Thanks to Rob Moore, Team Coach, Shane Death, Team Manager and all the supporting parents. Well done to all who competed. Podium results achieved by: Monique Gray, 2nd Youth C Lead , 1st Youth C Bouldering Henry Booker, 1st Youth B Lead, 3rd Youth B Speed Jake Townsend, 1st Youth A Lead Sarah Tetzlaff, 2nd Junior Lead, 1st Junior Speed
More photos have been released by one of our photographers from the Auckland lead event. The full album can be viewed here: http://tiny.cc/4tmd7y
Good luck to everyone off to Aussie Youth Champs in Sydney 24th-26th of May: David Sheppard, Sarah Tetzlaff, Sophia Osipova, Caleb Bryant, Jake Townshend, Tayla Manning, Phoebe Kenderdine, Luke Gardner, Henry Booker, Antony Death, Alia Robinson, Willow Cook, Mac Duggan, Kieran Death, Monique Gray, Meredith Butcher, Zoe Weldon, Cooper Robinson, Connie Wiles, Kyra True, Logan Gallagher, Lily Taylor. If you wish to follow their progress, including live streaming of some of the climbing, go the Sport Climbing Australia Facebook page.