Inter-Schools Lead Climbing Competition 2015

 

Information booklet

 

2015 Inter-Schools Lead and Top Rope Competition

 

Saturday 28th February 2015

 

Hosted by: Western Cape Climbing

 

 

Visit www.westerncapeclimbing.co.za for details and results

 

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Where & When

2. Categories

3. Prize Giving

4. Structure of events

5. Refreshments at competition venues

6. Costs and payment

7. Contact details

8. Summary – what you must do!

9. Attachments

 

Introduction

 

Western Cape Climbing welcomes all Western Cape School climbers to the Inter-Schools Lead and Top Rope Competition.

 

The SANCF (South African National Climbing Federation) and WCC (Western Cape Climbing) is committed to bringing huge changes to the South African Competitive Bouldering and Sport Climbing Scene.

 

The main aim of these competitions is to provide our National Selectors to choose the very best competitors to represent South Africa in competing in future International/World Events.

 

Punctuality

Please bear in mind that the competition will run strictly according to a timetable. Kindly therefore allow enough time for travel delays.

 

 

 

1. When & Where

 

The 2015 Inter-Schools Qualifiers and Finals will be held as follows:

 

ü  09:00am until 5:00pm: Saturday 28th February 2015

 

The Inter-Schools Lead and Top Rope competition will be held at:

v  City Rock Climbing Gym

 

 

The address is: Corner of Collingwood and Anson Streets, Observatory, Cape Town. For more information, please visit their website www.cityrock.co.za and refer to the map below.

 

 

  • Technical Meetings

Friday 27th February 2015 from 6:00pm until 7:00pm

 

  • Inter-Schools Lead and Top Rope Competition – Saturday 28th February

Roll-call and Bib-Distribution starts at 9:00am

Qualifiers start at 10:00am.

Semi-Finals start at 01:00pm

Finals start at 03:30pm

 

  • Prize Giving

Saturday 28th February 2015 at 5:00pm  at City Rock

 

 

 

2. Categories for Inter-Schools Lead and Top Rope Competition

 

Schools, clubs and climbers are requested to please send names and the category under which each will be participating to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 20th February 2015.

 

The categories are as follows:

 

  • Special Needs Category (Boys and Girls)
  • Girls Top Ropers (Top Rope Grade 18 in Final)
  • Boys Top Ropers (Top Rope Grade 19 in Final)
  • Girls Beginner 1 Lead (Lead Grade 16 in Final)
  • Boys Beginner 1 Lead (Lead Grade 17 in Final)
  • Girls Beginner 2 Lead (Lead Grade 18 in Final)
  • Boys Beginner 2 Lead (Lead Grade 19 in Final)
  • Girls Intermediate Lead (Lead Grade 20 in Final)
  • Boys Intermediate Lead (Lead Grade 22 in Final)
  • Girls Advanced Lead (Lead Grade 22 in Final)
  • Boys Advanced Lead (Lead Grade 24 in Final)

 

 

 

 

3. Prize Giving

 

Prize Giving will take place on Saturday 28th February 2015 from 5:00pm  at City Rock Climbing Gym.

 

We are incredibly grateful to City Rock Climbing Gym for hosting the event for free, thus making this competition possible.

 

 

 

4. Structure of events

 

 

The Inter-Schools Lead and Top Rope Competition:

 

The Inter-Schools Lead and Top Rope competition will start with the qualifier round.

 

Ø  The Special Needs (girls/boys) will start and have 1 attempt each to climb 1 route. They will be scored by the highest/furthest hold they reach on the route and by the time it takes them to reach that hold.

 

Ø  The Top Ropers (girls/boys) will start and have 1 attempt each to climb 1 route. They will be scored by the highest hold they reach on the route and by the time it takes them to reach that hold.

 

Ø  The Beginner Level 1 and 2 Leaders (girls/boys) will start and have 1 attempt each to climb 1 route. They will be scored by the highest hold they reach on the route and by the time it takes them to reach that hold.

 

Ø  The Intermediate Leaders (girls/boys) will start and have 1 attempt each to climb 1 route. They will be scored by the highest hold they reach on the route and by the time it takes them to reach that hold.

 

Ø  The Advanced Leaders (girls/boys) will start and have 1 attempt each to climb 1 route.  They will be scored by the highest hold they reach on the route and by the time it takes them to reach that hold.

 

  • Please note that before the competitors climb each route, the rules will be explained (beta) by a route setter. This will be done for each group.
  • A touch of the hold (however slight) constitutes a try.

 

 

 

  • Climbers must comfortably hold the last hold on their attempt for at least 3 seconds or until the judge acknowledges in order to qualify it as a “used” and scored hold.

 

 

 

Inter-Schools Lead and Top Rope Semi-Finals

 

*      The best Ten Special Needs girls and boys from the Qualifying Round

 

*      The best Ten Top Roper girls and the best Ten Top Roper boys from the Qualifying Round

 

*      The best Ten Beginner 1 Lead girls and the best Ten Beginner 1 Lead boys from the Qualifying Round

 

*      The best Ten Beginner 2 Lead girls and the best Ten Beginner 2 Lead boys from the Qualifying Round

 

*      The best Ten Intermediate Lead girls and the best Ten Intermediate Lead boys from the Qualifying Round

 

*      The best Ten Advanced Lead girls and the best Ten Advanced Lead boys from the Qualifying Round

 

  • The Semi-Finalist groups will be allowed to view the 1 Semi-Final route for 5 minutes before going into isolation.
  • The Top Ropers and Intermediate Lead groups will compete first, followed by the Beginner Lead and Advanced Lead groups.
  • The individual competitor will be taken to the route via a “belayer”. The competitor must have his shoes and harness on and have his chalk. The Competitor must already be tied in and have been checked by his belayer and be accompanied by his belayer to the route. The competitor will have 30 seconds to view the route and only one attempt to do the route.
  • Final rankings are calculated according to the top holds reached or highest hold reached. No flash points are given.

 

 

 

  • Climbers must comfortably hold the finishing hold for at least 3 seconds or until the judge acknowledges.

 

 

 

Inter-Schools Lead and Top Rope Final:

 

  • The best Six Special Needs boys and girls from the Semi-Final Round
  • The best Six Top Roper girls and the best Six Top Roper boys from the Semi-Final Round
  • The best Six Beginner 1 Lead girls and the best Six Beginner 1 Lead boys from the Semi-Final Round
  • The best Six Beginner 2 Lead girls and the best Six Beginner 2 Lead boys from the Semi-Final Round
  • The best Six Intermediate Lead girls and the best Six Intermediate Lead boys from the Semi-Final Round
  • The best Six Advanced Lead girls and the best Six Advanced Lead boys from the Semi-Final Round
  • The Finalist groups will be allowed to view the 1 Final route for 5 minutes before going into isolation.
  • The Top Ropers and Intermediate Lead groups will compete first, followed by the Beginner Lead and Advanced Lead groups.
  • The individual competitor will be taken to the route via a “belayer”. The competitor must have his shoes and harness on and have his chalk. The Competitor must already be tied in and have been checked by his belayer and be accompanied by his belayer to the route. The competitor will have 30 seconds to view the route and only one attempt to do the route.
  • Final rankings are calculated according to the top holds reached or highest hold reached. No flash points are given.

 

 

 

  • Climbers must comfortably hold the finishing hold for at least 3 seconds or until the judge acknowledges.

 

 

 

5. Refreshments at competition venue

Soft Drinks and light eats will be available for competitors and spectators to purchase.

 

 

 

6. Costs and payment

 

Fee for 2015 Inter-Schools Lead and Top Rope Competition

  • R250.00 per competitor if competitor is a WCC Member – a membership number must be presented alongside the competitor’s name when sending your lists through to Western Cape Climbing.  A membership card must be presented at the registration on the day.

 

  • R400.00 per competitor if competitor is NOT a WCC Member – this will entitle them to membership and cover their registration fee for the competition; a WCC Membership card will be organised and sent to the competitor shortly after the competition.

 

ü  The above fee includes medals, the Inter-Schools Winning School Trophy, the Event T-Shirts, a snack-pack for each competitor, as well as the costs associated with the organization of the competition.

 

ü  All payments are to be made via EFT into the Western Cape Climbing Bank Account below before close of business on Friday 20th February 2015.

 

Western Cape Climbing

First National Bank

Branch: Cavendish

Branch Number: 204209

Account Number: 62380592652

Account Type: Cheque Account

Please list your name as a reference on the deposit slip

Kindly email the proof of payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

ü  All entrants must be valid WCC members with a valid WCC Membership Card.  Membership can be obtained by paying the R400.00 fee and completing the competition registration forms prior to the competition.

 

To become a WCC member kindly email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

 

7. Contact details

 

Delaney Carpenter – WCC President

083 355 9933

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Chris Naudé – WCC Vice President

083 675 1558

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8. Summary – what you must do!

 

Item Due date:

ü  Finalize final team list of who is competing and let us know the names and numbers by 20th February 2015

ü  Register and pay the competition registration fee by 20th February 2015

ü  Pitch-up before 9am on Saturday 28th February 2015 for the Inter-Schools Lead and Top Rope Competition

 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: All climbing related activities are extremely dangerous and always completely at your own risk. The organizers, WCC, SANCF, the sponsors and venue owners accept no responsibility for any losses, injury or death. All participating climbers, helpers, organizers and spectators take full responsibility for themselves. There is no substitute for experience, training, common sense and a touch of caution. So you are on your own…take care

The 2014 Western Cape Climbing Inter-Schools Top Rope and Lead Climbing Competition

The first Inter-Schools Top Rope and Lead Climbing Competition in the Western Cape took place at CityRock Climbing Gym on Friday 28th February.  With 38 children competing from six schools and youth clubs, the climbing gym was a hub of excitement and activity.

 

Hosted by Western Cape Climbing, the judges were responsible for judging the on-sight attempts of each child in the following categories:

 

·         Top Rope Boys and Girls

·         Beginner Lead Boys and Girls

·         Intermediate Lead Boys and Girls

·         Advanced Lead Boys and Girls

 

Our judges, Catherine Slabber of Hout Bay International School, Jeremy Downing of Bridge House School, Andrea Biffi from Montagu and Chris Naudé, were kept on their toes by some trying climbs.  Our belayers, Isabella Fatti, Matt Young, Chris Laidler, Ricky Travis and Craig Burden did outstanding jobs belaying the competitors and making sure they were all climbing safely. 

 

The routes for the competition were of a significantly high calibre and huge thanks is given to Jean-Luc from CityRock and his team of routesetters, including David and Ino, for setting the nine superb routes for the competition.

 

With many categories having close scores, it was a phenomenal event despite its size and huge congratulations go out to our podium winners and Montagu Climbing Club for snatching up the Inter-Schools Trophy for having the most podium winners in the competition.

 

Western Cape Climbing would like to extend a further thanks to CityRock Climbing Gym for hosting the competition for free!  We are incredibly thankful for the immense support we receive from South Africa’s premiere climbing gym.

 

Schools and Youth Clubs Who Competed in the 2014 Inter-Schools Top Rope and Lead Climbing Competition:

 

1.       Bishops Boys School

2.       Bridge House School

3.       Grippers Climbing Club

4.       Hout Bay International School

5.       Montagu Climbing Club

6.       SACS

 

Podium Winners from the Competition:

 

Top Rope Boys

1.       Luke Eberhard (Gold)

2.       Jack Vermaak (Silver)

3.       Nico Contomichalos (Bronze)

 

Top Rope Girls

1.       Caroline Brown (Gold)

2.       Stacey Sinovich (Silver)

3.       Eva Contomichalos (Bronze)

 

Beginner Lead Boys

1.       Warwick Reid (Gold)

2.       Jared Robinson (Silver)

3.       Jamie Conrad (Bronze)

 

Beginner Lead Girls

1.       Janandie Stadler (Gold)

2.       Hannah Robinson (Silver)

3.       Amber van der Kallen (Bronze)

 

Intermediate Lead Boys

1.       Nic Cullinan (Gold)

2.       Nic Hyslop (Silver)

 

Advanced Boys

1.       Sheldon Smith (Gold)

2.       David Naudé (Silver)

3.       Jake Amaler (Bronze)

 

Advanced Girls

1.       Mikela Sinovich

 

 

Final Rankings of the Competitors:

 

Top Rope Boys

1.       Luke Eberhard (Hout Bay International School)

2.       Jack Vermaak (SACS)

3.       Nico Contomichalos (Grippers)

4.       Matt Ashwell (SACS)

5.       Jos van Veen (SACS)

6.       Cameron Back (Hout Bay International School)

7.       Finn Roberts (Hout Bay International School)

8.       Callum Stegmann (Grippers)

9.       Josh Bearne (Grippers)

10.   Daniel Bearne (Grippers)

11.   Navarre Raidoo (Bishops)

12.   Jared Rodrigues (Hout Bay International School)

13.   Joel Nicholas  (Hout Bay International School)

 

Top Rope Girls

1.       Caroline Brown (Hout Bay International School)

2.       Stacey Sinovich (Montagu Climbing Club)

3.       Eva Contomichalos (Hout Bay International School)

4.       Georgi Dorward (Grippers)

5.       Sienna Sawyer (Hout Bay International School)

6.       Sarah Adams (Hout Bay International School)

 

Beginner Lead Boys

1.       Warwick Reid (Bishops)

2.       Jared Robinson (Montagu Climbing Club)

3.       Jamie Conrad (Bishops)

4.       Sebastian Lanz (Grippers)

5.       Steven Glass (Hout Bay International School)

6.       Almero Henning (Bridge House School)

7.       Leon Ellis (Montagu Climbing Club)

 

Beginner Lead Girls

1.       Janandie Stadler (Bridge House School)

2.       Hannah Robinson (Montagu Climbing Club)

3.       Amber van der Kallen (Bridge House School)

 

Intermediate Lead Boys

1.       Nic Cullinan (Bishops)

2.       Nic Hyslop (Bishops)

 

Advanced Lead Boys

1.       Sheldon Smith (SACS)

2.       David Naudé (Grippers)

3.       Jake Amaler (Grippers)

4.       Tiago Costa (Bridge House School)

5.       Daan Halle (Grippers)

6.       Bradley Woollon (Bridge House School)

 

Advanced Lead Girls

1.       Mikela Sinovich (Montagu Climbing Club)