2023 2024 La Sportiva National Open Bouldering Championships

 Registration is closed for this event
This is the stand alone championship event to crown male and female Open Bouldering champions for NZ 2023 / 24 Age categories: Open - Athletes must be at least 15 years of age on the date of the event, being 16th of September 2023. Opens born during 2008 or earlier and at least 15 years of age on the date of the competition. There will also be a Boulder Jam competition on the day for Open B and Youth B athletes - separate registration.


This is a National competition run according to IFSC rules.

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 $95* (Early Bird one category), $105* (regular fee)

*Fees included previously levied $30 athlete entry fee via clubs. Talk to your club about this if you need an explanation.

Register early and save $10!

Registrations close midnight Thursday 14th September 2023. Early Bird registration price ends midnight Thursday 7th September 2023. Late registrations and those taken on competition day will incur an additional $20 late fee.

Competitors must be a member of an affiliated Climbing New Zealand club and have a Domestic Climbing license if they want to be eligible for New Zealand Team selection.

All competitors must complete the domestic license form prior to the competition. Forms are available on the Climbing New Zealand website, or will be available on the day.

Climbers who are not a member of an Affiliated Club can enter as an individual with an additional one-off payment of $20.

Completed forms are to be provided to clubs for affiliated athletes or provided on the day to officials.

FORMAT For Opens

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. Note the earlier start time from previous year.

Saturday 16th September – La Sportiva National Open Bouldering Championships


Open A Climb Simultaneously (male and female)
8:00 1st on  
10:55   Last off
11:00 Open B + YB Boulder Jam
1:05 Gym Reset
3:05 Presentation of finalists - Plus 4x2min Problem time - ready to go.
3:30 Finals
5:15 PrizeGiving



September 16th, 2023 from  8:00 AM to  9:45 PM
Northern Rocks
Unit 17/101-111 Diana Drive
Wairau Valley
Auckland, AUK
New Zealand
Event Fee(s)
Affiliated Club
Auckland Sportclimbing Club NZ$30.00
Waikato Climbing Club NZ$30.00
Rotorua Climbing Club NZ$30.00
Dynomites Climbing Club NZ$30.00
The Flying Geckos NZ$30.00
Cliffhangers Climbing Club NZ$30.00
Bay of Plenty Sports Climbing (BOPSCA) NZ$30.00
Taranaki Tuataras NZ$30.00
Otepoti Rock Wranglers NZ$30.00
No Club or International NZ$50.00
Fiordland Climbing Club NZ$30.00
Bouldering one category only
Open Female [FOB] NZ$65.00
Open Male [MOB] NZ$65.00
Gender Category
Gender Category