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.

Timetable Update Sunday August 4th Wellington Youth /Masters Bouldering

Sunday 4th August 2019 – Finals 8.00 am – Facility opens for warm up 8.00 am – Isolation Opens Youth C and Youth D 8.30 am – Isolation Closes Youth C and Youth D 8.40 am – Youth C and Youth D Viewing 8.50 am – 10.24 am  – Youth C and Youth D Finals 10.30 am – Isolation Opens Youth B and Masters 11.00 am – Isolation Closes Youth B and Masters 11.10 am – Youth B and Masters Viewing 11.20 am – Youth B and Masters Finals Begin 1.12 pm – Youth B Male, Youth B Female and Read More

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.

Results from New Caledonia National Lead Championship

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.

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

Great success at Australian National Championships

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