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Sport Climbing Victoria Initiative for Youth development

Sport Climbing Victoria Initiative for Youth development


  • To initiate a co-ordinated and cohesive Youth Competition Climbing Team for Victorian Sport Climbing Members. This Team will be termed the Youth Competition Climbing Victoria (YCCV)
  • To establish a platform for information, education, support and communication for youth members, parents/guardians and coaches.
  • To encourage a collaborative cooperative approach to building climbing skills for competition climbers in lead, speed and boulder.

Selection Policy:

  • Any youth member of SCV affiliated with a training squad who has competed in social, informal or state events is eligible to apply for membership of YCCV.
  • Coaches can invite squad members who have competed in social, informal or state events to apply for membership of YCCV.
  • The competitor must be 19 years and under, i.e. climbing in Youth Categories as per IFSC regulations.

  • Must have competition experience – casual comps are included (Bayside Boulder Bash, Northside Boulder ladder, Tour de Cord etc)

  • Must be a member of SCA or SCV or be willing to join.

What we will offer

The following will be provided for all members:

  • YCCV hoodie and singlet to wear to competitions *singlet optional to wear at events

  • Two training session 1 per discipline with coaches

  • Group information night for parents, guardians and coaches of competitors

SCV First Aid Evening – all welcome

Sport Climbing Victoria and Red Cross are working together to bring something special to the climbers in Victoria. A specialised 2-hour session will go through climbing-injury specifics in a controlled environment.

WHY: when you’re a casualty, your well-being is in the hands of your partner/s…so please consider asking them to hit “LIKE”.

COST: $20 per person, all profits will go back into the outdoor climbing community via Cliffcare.

CONTENT: it’s all about stabilising an injured climber, as best you can, while you wait for the cavalry. So, amongst other things, and with hands-on exercises, you can learn what first aid the experts would do for:

– head, neck and back injuries

– bleeding

– fractures

– unconscious climber

– and more

You do NOT get a certificate. This is about what to do, and what not to do, when things go pear-shaped at the crag.

VENUE/S: Bayside Rock, 9 Network Drive, Carrum Downs

WHEN: Wednesday 22 June, 7pm to 9pm. Additional sessions will be run if there is demand.

RSVP: Please indicate on the facebook event if you plan to attend and see you there!


2016 Victorian Lead Titles

VIC LEAD TITLES 2016 online

With the first climbing world cup just around the corner the climbing competition season is gearing up around the world and Victoria is joining in! Mark your calendars for Victorian State Lead Titles happening May 14 at Hardrock Nunawading.

Having hosted National Lead titles in 2014 the Hardrock crew will be bringing their triple A game to put together the best state titles Victoria has ever seen. With Sport Climbing Australia having just recently won formal recognition for the sport this will be the first ever Victorian Lead Title event as an official Australian Sport!

Meanwhile the International Federation of Sport Climbing is battling on our behalf to bring climbing to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – maybe May 14 is your first step on the road to the Olympics?!


Register now to join in the action

We can’t run the event without volunteers in a number of areas.  If you are free on the 14th of May, register here to join our crew.  


Live Stream Competition

If you can’t make it to the Australian Boulder Climbing Championships this weekend you can check it out on Live Stream.

To celebrate we are running a fun promotion – Take a photo of yourself watching the livestream, then like us on facebook or follow us on twitter & send us your photo with #Boulder2015.

The best photo will be chosen & the winner will receive a $200 voucher for

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Victorian Boulder Titles are HERE!

This years Victorian Boulder Titles will be held at Melbourne’s newest facility – Northside Boulders. (click the link to find out more)

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Adults and Youth will battle it out for the title, and to gain a coveted spot in this years Boulder Nationals in Ballarat.

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For more information and to register, check out the event page through the online portal on the SCA website – (click below)


Victorian Boulder Climbing Titles 2015 INFO PACK

Get psyched, get training and get registered!

2015 Australian Boulder Climbing Championships

Sport Climbing Victoria, in collaboration with Sport Climbing Australia, is pleased to announce that the 2015 Australian Boulder Climbing Championships will be held in Ballarat 9-11 October 2015.

With the support of the City of Ballarat, the Victorian Government and Ballarat Regional Tourism the event will host 200 competitors across 16 age and gender categories from around Australia and Internationally.  Additionally, 600 support people and spectators will also travel to the event. This allows Ballarat to capitalise on its proximity to Australia’s premier climbing region in the Grampians and further enhance Ballarat’s rich sporting history.

A customised wall will be built in Ballarat for the event to ensure a world class competition. Sport Climbing Victoria President Will Hammersla says, “With our Australian athletes achieving such great success internationally, it will be an exceptionally exciting event to see them vying for their home title here in Victoria.” This wall will remain in Ballarat for the use of local climbers and future events such as this one. The wall will also be used for training camps for the Victorian and Australian climbing teams.

Ballarat Mayor Cr John Philips says: “The City of Ballarat is proud to support the sport climbing community and attract this international event to Ballarat.  We look forward to an ongoing relationship with sport climbers of Victoria and Australia.”

Minister for Sport John Eren said he was pleased the Victorian Government could contribute to securing the event.

“The Victorian Government is proud to be providing $10,000 through the Significant Sporting Events Program to assist in securing this event for Ballarat.

We look forward to welcoming all competitors and accompanying friends and family to this historic region of Victoria.”

Sport Climbing Australia President Rob LeBreton says, “Sport Climbing featured in the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in China and has been short-listed for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Our sport is experiencing massive growth around the world and Ballarat is placing itself at the forefront of the development of Sport Climbing in Australia.”

SCV has the support of the City of Ballarat, Sport & Recreation Victoria, Ballarat Regional Tourism, WVCC and Grampians Tourism for this event.

Sport Climbing Australia Seeks National Assistant Coach

Sport Climbing Australia is seeking a qualified candidate for National Assistant Coach.

The volunteer position involves assisting National Coach Will Hammersla in training and guiding the Australian Youth and Adult climbing teams for a period of three years, from 2015 to 2017.

Applications close Friday 20 March 2015.

More information here.

Questions? Contact Will Hammersla at

Send applications to