Climblympics went off with a bang last weekend, and brought the first ever Rocksports Social Competition Series to a successful conclusion. First and foremost, we want to say a massive thank you to everyone who attended the events through the year. We had a blast putting it all together, and we hope everybody enjoyed themselves. Our goal when we sat down to put together the series for this year was to provide a series of events that brought a competitions to the Brisbane climbing community that were accessible to every standard of climber, and emphasised a fun atmosphere above all else.
Over the year, we put on 3 unique events: First up, the Top Rope Distance Challenge, then came the Boulder Challenge, and finally, Climblympics – a multi-discipline event which saw more than 80 competitors try their hand at bouldering, speed climbing, and sport climbing.
Climblympics kicked off with the juniors event running from 4-6pm, and we saw again just how strong some of Queensland’s youngsters are. Even better, juniors from 4 different gyms managed podium finishes, with Rocksports’ own Victor Hall, Mackenzie Denner, Jackson Tom, Clea Hall, and Abbey Coman, all picking up top 3 places in their respective categories.
The adult event was a hectic affair, and the introduction of speed climbing definitely threw a spanner into the works, and created real variety in the placings. Competitors came from as far as the Gold Coast to enjoy the atmosphere and varied climbing. When the dust settled, Ken Horvath put in solid scores in all 3 events, and walked away with the Open A Male 1st place, while Tegwyn Boyle made it 2 from 2 after taking out the Boulder Challenge title earlier this year, and claimed 1st place in the Open A Female.
Full results and galleries from the events can be found on our competitions page.
We also want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all our sponsors, and in particularly our primary sponsor Mountain Designs, who supplied $1,000s in winners vouchers throughout the year. Without the support from our sponsors, there’s no way we could’ve made this happen.
We’ll see you all next year!