2019 National Youth Climbing Championships

 

 

Information booklet

 

 

 

2019 South African Youth National Championships

&

Selection Event

 

 

Register at

https://forms.gle/qV46GbWAcGaPBbbB9

 

Saturday 15 June 2019

Sunday 16 June 2019

 

 

 

Hosted by: Western Cape Climbing

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

Table of Contents

 

Introduction

 

 

1.     Where & When

2.     Age groups and number of participants for Provincial Lead

3.     Structure of events

4.     Costs and payment

5.     Timetable

6.     What to Wear

7.     Refreshments at competition venues

8.     Prize Giving

9.     Video Recording

10.   Photography and Social Media

11.   Contact details

12.   Technical Incidents

13.   Appeals Process

14.   Anti-Doping

15.   Documentation

16.   Summary – what you must do!

17.   Legal Disclaimer

18.   Attachments

Introduction

 

Western Cape Climbing welcomes all SANCF National athletes to the SANCF National Climbing competition.

 

The SANCF is committed to bringing huge changes to the South African Competitive Bouldering and Sport Climbing Scene.

 

Special Notes:

 

  • Selection for International Events:

Please see the Selection Policy for Athlete Selection Attached.

 

  • Helmets:

For safety reasons, please may all competitors in the U15 age categories and below kindly ensure that they are wearing standard climbing helmets for Speed and Lead Disciplines.  Should you wish to not wear a helmet, please send a letter from your parent requesting we waive this regulation to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and cc in This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

  • Punctuality:

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

 

  • Technical Officials:

Anyone able to assist as a Technical Official at the event, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before Friday 31 May2019.

 

 

1. When & Where

 

The 2019 Youth National Lead and Speed Climbing Competition will be held on the following day:

 

ü  Saturday 15 June 2019 at CityROCK Indoor Climbing Gym, Paarden Eiland, Cape Town

 

The address for CityROCK is: 9 Milner Street, Unit 5 Table Bay Industrial Estate, Paarden Eiland, Cape Town. For more information, please visit their website http://cityrock.co.za/capetown/. Refer to the map below or use the following link http://bit.ly/2CXEkAb.

 

  • Technical Meeting

CityROCK Indoor Climbing Gym, Paarden Eiland. Date and Time to be advised by Jury President.

 

  • Thank you Speech (Prizegiving will be held after the Bouldering section)


The 2019 National Youth Bouldering Competition will be held on the following day:

 

ü  Sunday 16 June 2019 at Bloc 11, Paarden Eiland, Cape Town

 

The address for Bloc 11 is: 18 Auckland St, Paarden Eiland, Cape Town, 7405. For more information, please visit their website https://bloc11.co.za

Refer to the map below or use the following link https://bit.ly/2PH3Z7c

 

  • Technical Meeting

Bloc 11, Paarden Eiland. Date and Time to be advised by Jury President.

 

  • Prize Giving

Sunday 16 June 2019 at 05:30pm at Bloc 11.

 

 

2. Age groups and number of participants for Provincial Competitions

 

Provinces 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 Friday 31 May 2019.

 

The Speed and Lead Categories are as follows:

  • Junior (U19) Men (Lead)
  • Junior (U19) Women (Lead)
  • Youth A (U17) Boys (Lead)
  • Youth A (U17) Girls (Lead)
  • Youth B (U15) Boys (Lead)
  • Youth B (U15) Girls (Lead)
  • Youth C (U13) Boys (Lead)
  • Youth C (U13) Girls (Lead)

 

The Boulder Categories are as follows:

  • Junior (U19) Men
  • Junior (U19) Women
  • Youth A (U17) Boys
  • Youth A (U17) Girls
  • Youth B (U15) Boys
  • Youth B (U15) Girls
  • Youth C (U13) Boys
  • Youth C (U13) Girls

 

 

Categories are defined by the age of the child as at 1st January of 2019.  Please refer to the below tables if you are unsure based on the year your child was born:


IFSC YOUTH COMPETITION AGE CATEGORIES

EVENT DATE

YEAR OF BIRTH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junior

 

Youth A

 

Youth B

 

Youth C

 

2019

2000-2001

 

2002-2003

 

2004-2005

 

2006-2007

 

 

 

Competition Registration Link: https://forms.gle/qV46GbWAcGaPBbbB9  

 

 

3. Structure of events – Event Format

 

Rules:

 

Scoring will be as per IFSC rules unless otherwise stated and will be explained during the briefing session.  An abbreviated guide to the rules will be on display at the venue and in the isolation area.  Anyone with further questions is welcome to discuss with the Jury President of the competition, who will be the final arbiter, and clarify any rules issues.

 

Format for Lead:

Ø  Three routes will be climbed by each category and the aggregated scores from all three routes will be used to determine the final ranking.

Ø  Climbers will be divided into three groups. The grouping and the start order will be randomized. Group 1 will start on route 1, group 2 on route 2 and group 3 on route 3 simultaneously. Groups will move to the next routes for round 2 and round 3.

Ø  All three routes will be on-sight, meaning that the groups will be given five minutes to view the route prior to the climb before being confined to isolation.  The route will not be demonstrated, and they will not be allowed to watch anyone climb the routes nor share information about the route.

Ø  The individual competitor will be led to the route at the appropriate time by 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 immediately before his climb.

Ø  The attempt will be considered started the moment both feet leave the floor and is completed when the climber has either clipped the final draws or fallen.

Ø  Climbers have only one attempt per route and have a maximum of six minutes per route after which they will be called down.

Ø  The score on each route is judged by the highest hold that is reached and controlled.

Ø  Tied results will be resolved by the total number of holds achieved over all three climbs. If any 1st placed Final competitors remain tied following the above, they will be required to climb a super final. 

 

Format for Speed:

Ø  There will be two practice runs on both routes prior to the main event. These two practice runs will be timed but their times will not be used in the final scoring.  These times from the practice runs will be given to the Selection Panel for assistance in their selection of the youth team.

Ø  Two runs, one on each lane, will be climbed by each competitor and the fastest time from both runs will be used to determine ranking.

Ø  The individual competitor will be called to climb at the appropriate time. The competitor must have his shoes and harness on and have his chalk.

Ø  The starting order will be randomized for the first climb and climbers will climb in the same order thereafter for route 2.

Ø  Climbers have only one attempt per route. If a competitor falls they will not be disqualified from the event but will be given the maximum time for that run.

Ø  If any 1st placed Final competitors remain tied following the above. The slower of the two runs will be compared

 

Format for Boulder:

Ø  Four boulder problems will be climbed by each category and the total scores from all four problems will be used to determine the winners.

Ø  Each Athlete will have 5 minutes per boulder problem, with 5 minutes rest between boulder problems

Ø  The competitor must establish on the starting holds of each problem before commencing their attempt, as per 2019 IFSC Rules.

Ø  The attempt will be considered started the moment both feet leave the floor and is completed when the climber has topped the problem or fallen.

Ø  The starting order will be randomized for the first boulder problem and all competitors will climb in the same order for the remaining 3 boulder problems.

Ø  A 2 minute viewing per problem will be held before the start of each category’s round. 

Ø  Climbers may not ask about beta.  Climbers may only touch the marked starting holds during this time.  No other holds may be touched and feet may not leave the ground.

Ø  Scores for rankings are calculated according to, and in order of:

o   the number of Tops awarded;

o   the number of Zone points awarded;

o   the fewest attempts at Top; and,

o   the fewest attempts at reaching the Zone hold.

Ø  No score shall be awarded for a “touched” hold.  A zone hold must be used by the climber in order to maintain a stable position.  Only use of hands on the zone hold are valid for a zone point.

Ø  If any 1st, 2nd or 3rd placed Final competitors remain tied following the above,

Their position will be determined by:

a) comparing the best results for each such competitor within, starting with the number of Tops attained on the 1st attempt, then the number of Tops attained on the 2nd attempt, and so on;

b) where the comparison in (a) cannot break any tie, by comparing the number of Zones attained on the 1st attempt, then the number of Zones attained on the 2nd attempt, and so on.

 

where competitors remain tied following (a) and (b), the results of such competitors shall be considered equal.

 

4. Costs and payment

 

All competitors MUST register via their province with SANCF prior to entering the competition. (Their SANCF registration number will be required on the entry form)

 

Fees:

 

·         R350 for Lead

·         R350 for Boulder

·         R100 for Speed

 

  • All competitors must be registered and paid up members of SANCF and have a valid SANCF Competition license. – a membership number must be presented alongside the competitor’s name when sending your lists through to Western Cape Climbing.

 

  • A special discount on the competition fee will be given to those families

who register more than one child for the competition. (All the kids in the family need to be competing in either both Lead and Boulder or full combined (Lead/ Speed and Boulder) as below:

 

·         R800 for the first child - competing in combined (Lead/Speed/Boulder)

·         R700 for the 2nd child - competing in combined (Lead/Speed/Boulder)

·         R600 for the 3rd child - competing in combined (Lead/Speed/Boulder)

·         R500 for the 4th child - competing in combined (Lead/Speed/Boulder)

 

·         R700 for the first child - competing in Lead and Boulder

·         R600 for the 2nd child - competing in Lead and Boulder

·         R500 for the 3rd child - competing in Lead and Boulder

·         R400 for the 4th child - competing in Lead and Boulder

 

·         No discount will be given for individual disciplines

 

Payment:

 

·      Fees are payable into your own Provincial Climbing Federation’s bank account.

·      The provinces need to do a bulk payment to Western Cape Climbing by no later than midnight on Sunday 02 June 2019.

 

·         Western Cape Climbing Bank Account below.

Western Cape Climbing

First National Bank      

Branch Number: 204209    

Branch: Cavendish     

Account Number: 62380592652        

Account Type: Cheque Account

Please list your provincial 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. with the complete list of your province’s competitors.

 

·         The above fee includes medals, trophies, venue hire as well as the costs associated with the setting and organization of the competition.

 

5. Timetable

 

These times are subject to change and a revised timetable will be published after the registration cutoff when competitor numbers are known.

 

SATURDAY 15 JUNE 2019: CITYROCK CLIMBING GYM LEAD AND SPEED EVENT

 

Action                                                                        Time

Female Youth C, Male Youth B, Female Youth A and Junior Male

Roll Call and Bib Distribution                               07:30am to 08:00am

Introduction & briefing                                       08:00am to 08:30am

Viewing                                                                 08:30am to 08:45am

Round 1                                                               08:45am to 09:40am

Round 2                                                               09:45am to 10:40am

Round 3                                                               10:45am to 11:30am

 

Lunch                                                                  11:30am to 12:30am

 

Male Youth C, Female Youth B, Male Youth A and Junior Female

Roll Call and Bib Distribution                               11:00am to 11:45am

Introduction & briefing                                       11:45am to 12:15pm

Viewing                                                                 12:15pm to 12:30pm

Round 1                                                               12:30pm to 01:25pm

Round 2                                                               01:30pm to 02:25pm

Round 3                                                               02:30pm to 03:15pm

 

Tea Break and Speed Preparation                             03:15pm to 04:00pm

 

All Categories

Speed Test Run #1                                               04:00pm to 04:30pm

Speed Test Run #2                                               04:30pm to 05:00pm

Speed Route #1                                                    05:00pm to 05:30pm

Speed Route #2                                                    05:30pm to 06:00pm

 

 

Closing Speech                                                   06:15pm to 06:30pm

 

The above times are approximate and competitors should always arrive early.


SUNDAY 16 JUNE 2019: BLOC 11 – BOULDER EVENT

 

 

Action                                                                        Time

Female Youth C

Roll Call and Bib Distribution                               07:30am to 08:00am

Introduction & briefing                                       08:00am to 08:30am

Viewing of Boulder Problems                                 08:30am to 08:45am

Competition Climbing                                            08:45am to 10:00am

 

Tea Break                                                            10:00am to 10:30am

 

Male Youth C, Female Youth B, Male Youth A and Junior Female

Roll Call and Bib Distribution                               09:30am to 10:00am

Introduction & briefing                                       10:00am to 10:30am

Viewing of Boulder Problems                                 10:30am to 10:45am

Competition Climbing                                            10:45am to 01:20pm

 

Lunch Break                                                        01:20pm to 02:00pm

 

Male Youth B, Female Youth A and Junior Male

Roll Call and Bib Distribution                               01:00am to 01:30pm

Introduction & briefing                                       01:30pm to 02:00pm

Viewing of Boulder Problems                                 02:00pm to 02:15pm

Competition Climbing                                            02:15pm to 05:00pm

 

 

Prize Giving                                                       05:30pm to 06:30pm

 

The above times are approximate and competitors should always arrive early.

 

6. What to Wear

 

·         All athletes must wear their provincial vest or shirt. Failure to do so will result

in the competitor not being permitted to climb.

·      The competition number provided at registration should be displayed clearly

on the back of the vest or shirt. Failure to do so will result in the athlete being

awarded a yellow card as per IFSC regulations.

 

7. Refreshments at competition venue

 

Minor refreshments will be available at both venues. Competitors are advised to bring their own food and drinks especially whilst in isolation. Lunch will be provided for the volunteers.  

 


8. Prize Giving

 

Lead and Speed Event:

Prize Giving will take place together with the boulder competition on Sunday 16th June 2019 from 05:30pm at Bloc11 Climbing Gym.

 

We are incredibly grateful to CityROCK Climbing Gym for hosting this event, thus making this competition possible.

 

Boulder Event:

Prize Giving will take place on Sunday 16 June 2019 from 05:30pm at Bloc 11.

 

We are incredibly grateful to Bloc 11 for hosting this event, thus making this competition possible.

 

9. Video Recording

 

There will be no official video recordings taken at this event. Should an athlete feel

that they may be required to lodge an appeal at any stage of the competition the

onus will be on that athlete to ensure that a friend or family member has recorded

their climb.

 

10. Photography and Social Media

 

Photographs taken by the organisers and spectators may be posted on social media

accounts of the organisers.

 

11. Contact details

 

Colette Rodrigues – WCC Competitions Co-Organiser

082 883 7569

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Delaney Carpenter – WCC Competitions Co-Organiser

083 355 9933

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Chris Naudé – WCC President

063 538 4516

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12. Technical Incidents

 

It is the competitors’ responsibility to be familiar with the definitions of technical

incidents should they be in a position to call for one. A technical incident is defined as

any occurrence that results in a disadvantage or unfair advantage to a competitor,

which is not the result of an action on the part of the competitor, called by the

competitor and confirmed by the judge, and may allow the climber to make another

attempt. Examples are a loose or broken hold, or a tight rope which either assists or

hinders a competitor. The confirmation or non-confirmation of a technical incident

shall be made by the Jury President in consultation with the Chief Route Setter and

Technical Delegate.

 

13. Appeals Process

 

An appeal concerning any competitor must be made within five (5) minutes of the

publication of the official results, in writing on an appeal form, available from the

event organiser, along with a fee of R200. Should the appeal be upheld, the

competitor will be entitled to a refund of R200.

 

Any appeal will be considered by an appeal committee. The Appeal Committee

comprises the Jury President, the Chief Route Setter, the Chief Scorer and the

Technical Delegate. The decision of the appeals committee is final.

 

14. Anti-Doping

 

The SANCF is affiliated to both the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC)

and South African Sports Council and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) in terms of

which the SANCF has adopted the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code. The

code applies to all competitions held under the auspices of the SANCF and its

members and all competitors, coaches, trainers and officials have deemed to have

agreed to comply with the code and are fully aware of the list of prohibited

substances and medication and confirm they have not taken any of these

substances. Please refer to www.wada-ama.org in this regard. Doping violations will

be dealt with in accordance with the IFSC Anti-Doping policy and procedure. Please

be advised that randomised testing may be conducted during the competition.

 

15. Documentation

 

This Information Brochure is to be read in conjunction with the following documents,

and the onus is on the athlete to familiarise him or herself with the prescribed

regulations:

 

SANCF Athlete Registration and Entry Form

SANCF Athletes Code of Conduct

SANCF Parents Code of Conduct

SANCF Anti-Doping Policy

SANCF Indemnity Form

SANCF Athlete Selection Policy

 

 


16. Summary – what you must do!

 

Item Due date:

ü  Finalize final Youth team list of who is competing and let us know the names and numbers by midnight 02nd June 2019

ü  Pay the registration fees prior to 02nd June 2019so that your province can ensure that payment is made to Western Cape Climbing by midnight02nd June 2019

ü  Pitch-up 15 June 2019 at your allocated time above for the Competition

 

17. 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!


 

 

2019 Events Calendar

 

WESTERN CAPE CLIMBING 2019 COMPETITIONS AND EVENTS CALENDAR

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Events

 

·        January-December 2019:           Adult and Youth Coaching Sessions 6 days a week

 

·        January 2019:                          WCC and SANCF Annual Membership Renewal

 

·        2-3 February 2019:                   Inter-Club Top Rope, Lead, Speed and Bouldering

 

  Competition

 

·        14 February 2019:                    I Love Climbing Valentine Event

 

·        18 February 2019:                    Provincial Speed Trials

 

·        2 March 2019:                          Provincial Top Rope and Lead Selection Event

 

·        3 March 2019:                          Provincial Bouldering Selection Event Competition

 

                ·        15-17 March 2019:                   National University Competition (TBD)

 

                ·        13 April 2019:                          Montagu Rock Rally

 

                ·        26-28 April 2019:                     MCSA Youth Top Rope and Lead Climbing Outdoor Camp (Kleinmond)

 

·        3-5 May 2019:                         SANCF Open Nationals, Combined Event for Open athletes only, at CityROCK,

 

                                                    Johannesburg

 

·        12 May 2019:                          Rock Mom’s Outdoor Climbing event

 

·        14-16 June 2019:                     SANCF Nationals, Combined Event for U13 to Opens (U13’s Lead Only), at

 

                                                    CityROCK, Cape Town

 

·        16 June 2019:                         Gravity Bowl and Africa Bouldering Cup (TBD)

 

·        17 June 2019:                         Squad Training Camp at CityROCK, Cape Town

 

·        5-7 July 2019:                         MCSA Youth Bouldering Camp (Rocklands)

 

                ·        July/August 2019:                   Western Cape Inter-University Competition (Date TBD)

 

·        9/10 August 2019:                  Women’s Day Climbing Event

 

·        21 September 2019:                Heritage Day Crag Climb and Braai

 

·        21-23 September 2019:           SANCF Junior National Championships, U7 to U13, Top Rope and

 

                                                   Boulder, venue to be confirmed

 

·        27-29 September 2019:           MCSA Paarl Environmental and Climbing Youth Camp

 

·        12 October 2019:                    CityROCK Rocktober event

 

·        19 October 2019:                    Climb for Cancer

 

·        31 October 2019:                    Halloween Climbing at CityROCK

 

·        30 November 2019:                WCC, CityROCK, Bloc 11 and Rock Chicks Climbing session for Women and

 

                                            Girls from Women Shelters and Homes for 16 Days of Activism

 

 

 

 

Events

Please click on any of the below links for more information.