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Victorian State Lead Titles – Registration is Open

😃 Registration is open for the Victorian State Lead Titles 2020 being hosted by Cliffhanger Climbing Gym


We are very excited to include a Non Binary/Gender Diverse category for the first time ever! 🌈 Setting up registration for this category “is technically complicated” and we hope to have it set up shortly, sorry for the inconvenience.

😍 We also need as many volunteers as we can get for the two day of competition, can you help?👏

Volunteer Here 

Added bonus, sign up for a Sport Climbing Victoria membership and you could win a pair of shoes from Bogong Equipment

So many fantastic things happening in our sport at the moment. Be a part of the action. 🤩


Sport Climbing Victoria & Outdoors Victoria – WE’RE HIRING

Sport Climbing Victoria and Outdoors Victoria are hiring.

Climbing Development Officer

Outdoors Victoria

The Climbing Development Officer, a part time role reporting to the CEO of Outdoors Victoria – peak body for the outdoors sector in Victoria, will be responsible for developing and implementing a climbing governance reform project in Victoria as well as supporting existing climbing governance organisations. The project involves support for volunteering /community groups; facilitating community consultations and stakeholder engagement and planning and execution of events.

This is an exciting role for a high energy person, with project management experience, who wants to be involved in a legacy piece of work. Additional support for Sport Climbing Victoria will involve planning and execution of competition events, administrative support for the board of directors and supporting fundraising activities which will comprise of half of the funded role.

Check out this exciting opportunity to build the climbing community.

For a full job description you can find all the details at :-


Applications Close 9.00am, Tuesday 4 February 2020.


Membership Renewal – 2020

What time is it?  It’s time to join Sport Climbing Victoria for 2020!

Join Sport Climbing Victoria before the Vic State Lead Titles and go into the draw for a fantastic pair of La Sportiva climbing shoes, kindly donated by our fantastic supporters, Bogong Equipment.

Not only can you win these shoes but you will receive discounts from Melbourne’s leading outdoor stores, Paddy Pallin, Climbing Anchors, Bogong Equipment and The Wilderness shop ranging up to 20%. You will also receive our monthly newsletter. For more information check out our member benefits.

You have the option to join as a state member or a national member.  State membership entitles you to compete in all Victorian events.  National membership allows you to compete in interstate state events and national events.

With the Lead and Speed titles coming up in Feb and March, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and International Federation of Sport Climbing World Cups, now is the time to get on board.

Join Us

Victorian Lead State Titles

Victorian State Lead Titles Feb 29 – Mar 1

Cliffhanger Indoor Climbing Gym will be hosting the 2020 Victorian State Lead Titles Feb 29 – Mar 1

$1,000 on offer to the Female and Male winners of Open A.

It will be a fantastic weekend of climbing from all age groups, make sure to put the dates in your calendar and watch out for the volunteer form.

Stay tuned for more information.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


Wishing all our SCV members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

We would like to wish all our members and associates all the best this Christmas and a Happy New Year, safe travels and see you in the New Year. Here’s to an exciting 2020 and Sport Climbing entering the Olympics!

Speed Titles are on the 14th of February 2020 at Gravity Worx – More information to follow.

Look out for our first Newsletter in January with more information on the Lead, Speed Titles and our membership renewal drive early January.


December 5th is World Volunteer Day and Sport Climbing Victoria Say, “Thankyou”

Today is “International Volunteer Day” and where would be without all the amazing volunteers we have!

Lead, Speed and Boulder Titles all take a huge amount of work from the gyms and large volunteer numbers are always required. We had the largest competition sign ups ever in 2019.

Adaptive Climbing Victoria could not have achieved such a fantastic inclusion rate without all the volunteers to help run the Come and Try day’s and not to mention the SCV board and ACV board which are run entirely by volunteers. 

We put the call out and you answered. Thank you to everyone who has helped us throughout the year, we couldn’t achieve all the things we do without you. THANK YOU.


“Volunteer for an Inclusive Future 2019”

#volunteer4inclusion #IVD2019

all photos by Yvette Harrison


Aboriginal Cultural Values Rediscovered at Arapiles

Declaration Crag, Mt Arapiles (

There has been a re-discovery of rock art at Taylor’s Rock (Declaration Crag). Barengi Gadjin Land Council shared this news with the Rock Climbing Roundtable in advance of a public statement as a positive story of celebration and a demonstration of their faith in the climbing community to do the right thing.

They respectfully ask all users of the park (not just climbers) to abide by the restrictions being put in place at the site whilst they as a community decide what they would like to do with this discovery and the site for the future. As a climbing community we feel honoured by this gesture of faith and celebrate this amazing discovery.

Sport Climbing Victoria are enthusiastic about the potential this discovery holds to increase the value of a special place where climbing & cultural heritage can co-exist.

Congratulations Barengi Gadjin Land Council.

Adaptive Climbing Training Camp

1-SCV AGM & Awards

Such a fantastic weekend with a training camp hosted by North Walls Indoor Climbing to aid the Adaptive Climbing Community.

Setter, Carlie LeBreton  was flown down by Sport Climbing Australia and together with Victorian setter, Anaya Brain were in attendance to further enhance their skills as setters for the many different classifications in a Paraclimbing competition setting.

Sian Spencer and Katie Kaminski (AVC) (Physios) both from the SCA Paraclimbing Sub Committee were in attendance to teach warming up, cooling down and climbing techniques to suit the climbers needs, while AUS Youth Team Coach Sophie Bell came along on Sunday to help assist and offer her skills. Australian Paraclimbing Team member, Russell Harrison and Adaptive Climbing Victoria members, Sarah, Minty and Julie came along to both days and would all agree it was a fantastic weekend filled with learning all about competition format, warm ups and cool downs, technique to aid their adaptive needs but most importantly they had a fantastic time supporting each other, laughing and together how we can achieve amazing things.

Thank you to Nick and North Walls Indoor Climbing, the staff and SCA for making the event as great as it was.

Can’t wait till the next one and thankyou to everyone who made it happen!

If you would like to be involved in Adaptive Climbing contact :-

Thank you Yvette Harrison for the photos

Adaptive Climbing Victoria – Movie Night

Adaptive Climbing Victoria – Movie Night

Adaptive Climbing Movie Night - Russell

The Adaptive Climbing community came together for a movie night held at North Walls Indoor Climbing Gym for a fantastic nights entertainment.  Stirling Rope were on board with a full bag of goodies for the crowd and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the movie, “Adaptive” starring, Maureen Beck and Jim Ewing. 🤩The crowd heard from Adaptive Climbing Board member, Katie Kaminksi and Australian Paraclimbing Team Member, Russell Harrison on all things going in our adaptive climbing world. Thank you to everyone who came along, North Walls & Nick Flatley for always being so supportive of our Adaptive Climbing family.🏆❤ Looking forward to the next event! 

If you are interested in Adaptive Climbing we would love to hear from you, 

📸 Russell Harrison