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. 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
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!
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
Congratulations to all competitors from this week-end’s Lead National Championships. Special thanks to Extreme Edge, Panmure, Auckland Sport Climbing Club, Ian, Pete and the routesetting team, POJ Sabrina, head judge Nick and the officials and volunteers for a great weekend. Thanks for the ongoing support from our sponsors Rab & The North Face. Special congratulations to our category and trophy winners: Josh Evans, Open Male Tayla Manning, Open Female Tom Waldin, Junior Male Sarah Tetzlaff, Junior Female Jake Townshend, Youth A Male Tayla Manning. Youth A Female Henry Booker, Youth B Male Isabella Shanks, Youth B Female Mac Duggan, Youth C Male Rebecca Read More
Congratulations to the following NZ national champions for 2018: Toprope U-12 Male – Kieran Death (Bay Of Plenty) U-12 Female – Zoe Weldon (Waikato) Lead U-14 Male – Oskar Wolff (Wellington) U-14 Female – Isabella Shanks (Waikato) U-16 Male – Henry Booker (Rotorua) U-16 Female – Phoebe Kenderdine (Wellington) U-18 Male – Jake Townsend (Canterbury) U-18 Female – Zeta Hittmann (Waikato) U-20 Male – Tom Waldin (Rotorua) U-20 Female – Irralee Hair (Bay Of Plenty) Open Male – Zane Bray (Auckland) Open Female – Sarah Hay (Auckland) Masters Male – Zane Bray (Auckland) Paraclimbing Rachel Maia (Taranaki) Bouldering Read More
Another awesome bouldering comp in Hamilton over the weekend. Congratulations to all the participants, podium medalists and series trophy winners. Congratulations to the 2018 Team Cup winners the dynamic Dynomites – Wellington Climbing Club! Many thanks to Extreme Edge Rock Climbing Hamilton and the Waikato Climbing Club for hosting. Results here.