AGM – Sport Climbing victoria

Sport climbing Victoria 2023 AGM

Sport Climbing Victoria are excited to see you at our 2023 Annual General Meeting this November, where we would love to tell you all about our amazing year.

We are seeking dedicated Directors for the board of Sport Climbing Victoria. Do you have the skills to help SCV manage and take Sport Climbing Victoria into the future? Read the job descriptions below.

We will accept nominations to the 13th of November. Please find the nomination form below and email to

The list of nominated persons will be here after the 16th. 

Proxy voting forms can be found attached below and excepted 24 hours in advance of AGM. You must be a member of SCV to vote.  

Join us at Kensington Town Hall for our AGM followed by a Pizza lunch.

Time: 11:30am

Place: Kennsington Town Hall – 30-34 Bellair St, Kensington VIC 3031 

Fill in the slots below so SCV know your dietry requirments. 

If you cannot attend mark the box for a zoom link 24 hours in advance. 

2023 Climbing Hero 

**Know someone who has done something amazing in the Victorian climbing community this year? Nominate them now so we can celebrate their achievements and for them to be in the draw to win a delicious box of donuts. 

Nominate Your 2023 Climbing Hero :


11/18/2023 (Sat.)


11:30AM – 1:30PM AEDT


Kensington Town Hall
30-34 Bellair St
Kensington, VIC 3031


Victorian Team & Youth National Championships 2023.

First invites have gone out for the Victorian State Youth Team to attend the Australian Youth National Championships in May, 2023. Please check your registered SCA membership email account.

If you would like to apply for a Special Consideration, applications are now open till the 20th of March 2023.


Please apply if you finished outside of the criteria.

Applications for Youth National Championships Route setters open!

Route Setter applications are being sought by Sport Climbing Australia for the Australian Youth Championships being held in May at Nomad Boulder Gym and Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym.

NOMAD Gym NSW Thursday 18 – Friday 19 May.

Setting days Monday 15 Tuesday 16 Wednesday 17 May

Lead @ SIGG Villawood NSW Saturday 20 Sunday 21 May.

Setting days Tuesday 16 Wednesday 17 Thursday 18 Friday 19 May.

Setter application deadline date 28 March 2023


Victorian State Lead Titles

Registration is now open for the Victoria State Lead Titles.

We are thrilled to have @urbanclimb Blackburn hosting the event on the 4th and 5th of March 2023. Get in early and score an awesome T shirt.

Register HERE

Planning on competing? You will need to fill in a Waiver

We will need a large number of volunteers to run this event over the 2 days and would love you to sign up as soon as possible. Training will be provided for Lead and Judging roles in both Altona and Blackburn. More Details to come shortly, keep an eye on social media.

To Volunteer Register

SCA website, download the info pack for more details. HERE

Urban Climb Blackburn are holding some Lead Sister sessions and a Learn to Lead session in Feb if you are keen to learn and have a go!

“To help build confidence for women* who are interested in competing in the event we’ll be running two lead climbing specific Sister Sessions in Blackburn during February. Come along and meet some lovely climbing buddies, build some lead confidence and get psyched for state leads!

Available sessions:

Feb 1st | 6.30pm | Star (She/Her) & Rachel L. (She/Her)

Feb 8th | 6:30pm | Alex S. (She/Her) & Pat M (She/Her) (all attendees must have a valid UC lead pass prior to the session)

*Our definition of women includes not only cis women but also trans women, femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer and non-binary folks. Don’t be shy!”

Urban Climb for details

Can’t wait to see you all.

Thank you to our event Sponsors @blackdiamond @climbing_anchors @cliffbar

Paraclimbing Competition Workshop

If you are new to Paraclimbing or you just want to freshen up your comp skills, join us for a Paraclimbing Competition Workshop ahead of the big day.

You’ll learn all about competitive Paraclimbing, get to learn and practice some new skills and meet heaps of other awesome paraclimbers.

If interested, please let Adaptive Climbing Victoria know and register HERE

If you are ready to sign up to compete on the 4th of March, use the links above.

If you have any questions or would like to compete but the cost is an issue, please get in touch with us at

Australian Open National Championships 2022 Vic Team!

Special Considerations are being accepted for the Open A Boulder Team.

◼️ Boulder 17th and 18th of November – Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym, St Peters. (Top 4 Vic places from Victoria State Boulder Titles have been notified, check your SCA registered email).

Applications due: 26th of October,

⭐ EOI are being sort for Victorian open lead team. Please provide best results and dates attained.

◼️Lead 19th and 20th November – Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym, Villawood.

Applications due: 26th of October

Open B & Masters is open to anyone and you can register at: Sport Climbing Australia

Paraclimbing: Please notify SCV of your intentions to compete, we will add you to the list and SCA will send you the link to register.

Event Details

We are on a tight time frame with SCA and will not be accepting late applications.

Vertical LIfe 3 Film Tour – Naarm

Vertical Life Film Tour 3 (VLFT3) is screening at the Astor Theatre on 10 November, 7:30pm!

Vertical Life Film Tour (VLFT3) is in its third year and again brings the best of Australian vertical adventures to the globe while showcasing the best of the globe back home in Australia. From untold stories, unsung heroes, and the faces we’ve come to know and love in climbing – the Vertical Life Film Tour has something for everyone.

Use the promo code VLFT3 to get $5 discount! Get in early! Get your tickets now!

Vic State Boulder Titles 2022

Proudly supported by Boulder Lab Ferntree Gully, Victoria

Volunteer Here

Registration is now open for the Vic State Boulder Titles!

15th October at Boulder Lab Ferntree Gully, Victoria

Early Price (until midnight 8/10/22): $60

Last Minute (from 9/10/22 until close of the registration on 13/10/22): $80

Head to the SCA Events page for more details and info pack: Here

We can’t run these events without volunteers, sign up: Here

Vic State Titles-Route setters

SCV and Boulder Lab are looking for route setters for the upcoming VIC state boulder competition.

Positions available;
4 x state level 1+
2 x competition

Event information
Location: Boulder Lab Ferntree Gully
Date: 15th of October
Time: 8am till late

Job description

  • Boulder jam setting for Open A and B, Masters, Para-climbing, Inclusion, Youth A, B, C, D and Junior
  • Finals setting 5 on 5 off for youth A and B, junior and open A

13th-14th of October 8am-6pm
15th (comp day) 10am-6pm – start time is flexible

State level 1+ setter $200-$250 a day
Competition setter $200 a day

Route setting team
Head route setter is: Pat Klein
Assessor to head setter: James Kassay

Please apply HERE

Adaptive Climbing victoria Are Hiring

We’re hiring! ACV have a lot of exciting projects in the works, and we are looking for a passionate individual to help us make them happen. The All Abilities Project Officer (AAPO) is a part time role (0.2 FTE, about 8-10 hours a week), created specifically for persons with a disability. The role will act as a support to the committee members, and under the guidance of our team the AAPO will assist with:⁣

⁣- Coordinating quarterly ‘Come and Try’ days, to be hosted across different climbing facilities in Melbourne⁣

– Implementing a regular calendar of ‘Social Mondays’: low pressure social climbs at different climbing facilities around Melbourne⁣

– Facilitation of the ‘Gym Engagement’ project through the development of training guides for facilities to help advise on how to create adaptive climbing friendly spaces⁣

– Helping to create engagement resources, disability awareness and programming training materials⁣

– Creating content (video/social/written) to support event promotion, project delivery and engagement⁣

⁣For more info the full position description is here: (link in bio)⁣

⁣If you or someone you know who identifies as having a disability might be interested in applying, please apply here: (link in bio)⁣

⁣Applications close 7 May 2022⁣

⁣Any questions can be directed to Minty and the team by email at ⁣

2022 Victorian Youth Selection Criteria

Dear Victorian Youth Climbers,
With 2022 Climbing Youth Nationals having been announced for June Sport Climbing Victoria will need to conduct a special selection process this year. The details of the selection process will be published shortly following the publishing of the SCA event infopack where state quota numbers will be released. The SCV selection process will follow the following principles and sequential process:
1. Consider first the Victorian athletes who achieved a podium position at the 2019
Climbing Youth Nationals and their current youth category. These athletes will be offered
a position in their current youth category for the discipline in which that podium position
was achieved.
2. Following quota offerings athletes based on 2019 youth national performance selection
for each discipline will consider:
● Lead: results from a selection event to be held in May 2022 (details to be
announced very shortly)
● Bouldering: results from Victorian Bouldering Titles 2021 with consideration of
youth category changes UPDATE Applications must be in by Sunday 8th May.
● Speed: video submission of a speed run. Sport Climbing Victoria are asking for applications by athletes hoping to compete in the discipline of Speed at the Youth National Championships. Please reply with this information by April 30th at the latest.

UPDATE : We are opening up the speed video and applications again until the 8th of May.

  • Speed: video submission of a speed run need to be sent to
  • Please include Date of & Time of run
  • Last Competition Speed placing if known & current Youth Category
    Gravity Worx have set a run for Youth C & D. Bayside Rock have set a run for Youth C & D. Please use either of these runs for your application.

Keep an eye on your Sport Climbing Australia membership registered email account to see if you have received an invite to the Australian Youth Nationals depending on the selection criteria. Maximum of three quota spots to be offered for each category and discipline at
this stage.
3. Special considerations – athletes who do not qualify for a desired quota position via one
of the above methods may express interest to compete through a written submission
process. The selection committee will consider:
● Medical/health reasons for not participating in qualifying events
● Prior competition performance
● Climbing experience and participation in a youth squad
Maximum of two quota spots to be offered for each category and discipline
through special consideration
4. Any remaining quota spots not yet filled after special considerations will be offered to the
athletes next ranked at the step 2 in the above process

Full Selection Criteria document Below