Climbing New Zealand Selection Policies

Selection policy document for National Team selections (Youth Team, Open Team and Development Squads)

UPDATE: Climbing New Zealand has established a selection policy for the Speed discipline. This policy applies to all international competitions so limited to Open, Junior, Youth A and Youth B categories.

Speed qualification criteria – Top 5 placing in each category, plus a time less than or equal to (time in seconds):
Open Male 10.000
Open Female 13.000
Junior Male 11.000
Junior Female 14.000
Youth A Male 12.000
Youth A Female 15.000
Youth B Male 12.000
Youth B Female 15.000

For the sake of clarity there is no speed qualification for Youth C and Youth D as these grades climb on the Pacific K route and this has no international relevance at this stage.

Youth A and Junior athletes can qualify a time for their age group while competing in the Open category.

The Climbing New Zealand selection committee for 2021 2022 season is Rob Moore and Peter Lofthouse. Convener: Richard Waldin.

If you have any questions or queries relating to the selection process please send an email to this email address 

Clarification on competing at Oceania and Australian and New Caledonian events

Official Oceania events – (OCSC sanctioned)

These events will be subject to CNZ selection processes, number of athletes will be determined by OCSC but may include 6-10 athletes per category. Athletes selected will represent New Zealand and wear the official CNZ Uniform.

Australian Events

Australian Open Championships

Event entry numbers will be determined by Sport Climbing Australia. There may be options to compete as an individual without being selected to represent NZ. Only athletes formally selected to represent NZ by CNZ are eligible to wear the official CNZ Uniform.

Australian Youth Championships

Event entry numbers will be determined by Sport Climbing Australia. This event is subject to CNZ selection processes. In recent years NZ entries have been limited to 2 athletes per discipline per age category. Athletes selected will wear CNZ official uniform.

Australian State Championships

Event entry numbers will be determined by the State Climbing organisers, or Sport Climbing Australia. There may be opportunities to compete without formal selection, i.e. compete as an international individual. Unless formally selected to represent New Zealand athletes are not entitled to wear the CNZ Uniform.

New Caledonian Events

Event entry numbers will be determined by the New Caledonian organisers. There may be opportunities to compete without formal selection, i.e. compete as an international individual. Unless formally selected to represent New Zealand athletes are not entitled to wear the CNZ Uniform.

HISTORY

Selection document for the Open Team for Oceania Open Combined Championships March 28th and 29th March 2020, Villawood, Sydney Australia. Rescheduled to 19th and 20th of December 2020.

Nomination criteria for the 2020 Olympics