2020 2021 National Open Bouldering Championships

 Registration is closed for this event
This is the stand alone championship event to crown male and female open champion boulderers for NZ 2020 / 21 Age categories: Open (Athletes must be eligible to compete in Youth A, Junior, Open or Masters Categories to compete in this event) Opens – born during 2005 or earlier

This is a National competition run according to IFSC rules for International Competition.

The competition runs entirely on Saturday and consists of one qualifying round of 5 blocs and one final round of 4 blocs.

Entry fee options for this competition are $55 (Early Bird one category), $65 (regular fee)

Register early and save $10!

Registrations close midnight Thursday 11th February 2021. Early Bird registration price ends midnight Thursday 4th February 2021. Late registrations and those taken on competition day will incur an additional $20 late fee.


There is one qualifying round of 5 blocs
Each competitor has 5 mins to make as many attempts as possible to reach the top of each bloc. 
In between blocs each competitor has 5 mins rest (on a chair in competition zone) during which they are not allowed to observe other competitors bouldering. 
Competitors may not receive any information about the climbs during this resting time.

The top 6 climbers from qualifiers go through to Finals (4 blocs in 4 rounds of 30 mins).
When not climbing competitors wait in 'Isolation' - an area outside of the competition zone.
Isolation rules apply - no communication with outside allowed, no devices capable of receiving or transmitting communication allowed.
Cycle through blocs in pairs (Male/Female) in reverse order from qualification.
Climbers alternating isolation zones between cycles. 
Each cycle is 4 mins per problem.
Climbers' attempts end when their 4 mins are up.


Please Note: This timetable is accurate according to the number of registrations received. Please refer to the timetable at the venue for updates.

Saturday 13th February – CNZ Open Boulder Champs 



7:30 am – Facility opens for warm up

7:30 am – Isolation Opens Female and Male

7.45 am –Technical Meeting  (Judges/Officials/Team Managers)

8:30 am – Isolation Closes Female and Male

8.50 am – Athlete Briefing (held in Isolation Zone) 

9:10 am – Qualifying Begins Female and Male

11.26 am – Qualifying Ends Female and Male


12:30 pm – Isolation Opens for All Finalists 

12.30 pm – Resetting - All finalists must move to isolation or leave the facility

2:30pm – Isolation Closes Female and Male

2:30 pm – Finalist’s Briefing (held in Isolation Zone)

3:00 pm – Presentation of Finalists and Finals Viewing 

3:30 pm – Finals Begin Female and Male

5:05 pm – Finals End (depending on number of finalists)

5:15 pm – Prize giving

5:45 pm – Competition ends



Event Start
Event End
Northern Rocks
Unit 17/101-111 Diana Drive
Wairau Valley
Auckland, AUK
New Zealand
Event Fee(s)
Domestic License From
Auckland Sportclimbing Club NZ$0.00
Waikato Climbing Club NZ$0.00
Rotorua Climbing Club NZ$0.00
Dynomites Climbing Club NZ$0.00
The Flying Geckos NZ$0.00
Wanaka Cliffhangers Climbing Club NZ$0.00
BOP Team Rocktopia NZ$0.00
Taranaki Tuataras NZ$0.00
No Club or International NZ$30.00
Bouldering one category only
Open Female [FOB] NZ$65.00
Open Male [MOB] NZ$65.00
Gender Category
Gender Category