2016 Leading Ladder

Sport Climbing Victoria would like to invite our members to participate in the 2016 Leading Ladder.

There will be three rounds:

Round 1: February 1-14

Round 2: February 22- March 6

Round 3: March 14-27

Each round will consist of 7 climbs at each of the 4 participating gyms; Bayside Rock, The Rock, Hardrock Nunawading and Hardrock CBD.

To enter all you need to do is pick up a scorecard for $2 from each of the host gyms.


National Youth Training Camp

Sport Climbing Victoria, in conjunction with Sport Climbing Australia, are hosting a training camp for youth climbers interested in trying out for the Australian Climbing Team.

The camp will run from midday on Friday the 5th of February until Sunday the 7th at 4pm. As well as tryout simulations for Boulder and Lead, there will be presentations on warming up, injury prevention, competition formats, competition tactics, core training principles, injury prevention and nutrition.

National Coach Will Hammersla says; ‘This is a fantastic opportunity to get some experience in the facilities that will be hosting tryouts.  Pick up tips and training ideas from those that have made the team before, so you’re ready for April.’

The camp will be hosted by Bayside Rock on the Friday and Saturday and Hardrock Nunawading on the Sunday.

The camp is designed for all youth considering trying out for the Australian team in 2016 or in the future.  We also encourage coaches to attend and participate in the training camp.

Registrations are now open on the Sport Climbing Australia website and you will find the information pack at:



Introducing: Sport Climbing Victoria Awards

This year we’ll be awarding 18 individuals, groups, businesses and organisations with the prestigious honour of a Sport Climbing Victoria Award.

In our nomination criteria, we outline Sport Climbing Victoria’s core ideals. We hope that these awards encourage you all to strive for the best, whether you’re an athlete, coach, club committee member or retail staff at an outdoor shop.

These awards are an opportunity for us to celebrate influential people and organisations in the climbing community. It’s a platform for your hard work to be recognised.

And, it’s you – the climbers – who will be deciding who wins. Aside from select awards (which will be determined by a panel of judges), most categories will be voted on by you.

You’ll also be nominating. Nominate a friend, business, colleague, or even yourself or an organisation you’re a part of.

For a list of awards, click here.
To fill out a nomination form, click here.

Nominations are OPEN. (Closing date: 1 June.)
Voting begins 1 July and ends 1 September.

Awards will be presented at 2015 Victorian State Boulder Championship, 26 September.

All voters must be members of Sport Climbing Victoria. (Not yet a member? Join us! Membership starts at just $15.)

All nominated individuals must be members of Sport Climbing Victoria.