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Adaptive Climber Sarah Larcombe Receives La Sportiva Scholarship


Melbourne’s Sarah Larcombe sets sights on IFSC World Cup events.

Monday, February 21, 2022



Adaptive climber Sarah Larcombe has been named the recipient of a scholarship from prestigious outdoor brand La Sportiva and Australian distributor Expedition Equipment.






As regular competition schedules resume, the Melbourne local is looking forward to vying for a place on the Australian Paraclimbing Team for the first time. Sarah has her sights set on the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) circuit, and would like to see paraclimbing included in the Olympic Games by 2028.


She said, “The gear provided to me from this scholarship definitely takes some of the financial pressure off being involved in climbing. I'm also so happy that major brands like La Sportiva are investing in paraclimbers and the development of our sport, and I'm proud to be able to represent my community in this position.”


Sarah is also an emerging outdoor climber, who has recently been learning traditional climbing skills at Arapiles (Djurite).


“I'd also love to set some more ambitious outdoor climbing goals,” she said. “Half Dome [in the USA’s Yosemite National Park], maybe?”


In addition to focusing on her own climbing career, Sarah is on the Adaptive Climbing Victoria board. The organisation supports adaptive climbers to participate in sport climbing competitively and socially.








November 2021: Sport Climbing Australia’s Grace Crowley Takes on USA’s Top Speed Climbers


Melbourne’s Grace Crowley competed at the 2021 Yeti National Championships in Utah, USA.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021



Sport Climbing Australia open team member Grace Crowley has taken on the USA’s top speed climbers at the 2021 Yeti National Championships in Utah, USA.


The 18-year-old Brunswick East local qualified for semi-finals after receiving a last-minute invitation to compete in the November 13 event.


Crowley recorded a time of 11.95, finishing in 13th place against 16 of the USA’s strongest climbers.


Speed climbing requires two competitors at a time to race each other, and the clock, to the top of a 15m wall with a 5 degree incline. Speed climbing made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, where it was combined with the boulder and lead disciplines to determine the world’s first Olympic sport climbing medalists.


Full Results from the 2021 Yeti National Championships

https://usaclimbing.org/news/new-champions-crowned-at-2021-yeti-nationals/?fbclid=IwAR35I3P167QIjcs-A6teHuY7ZUsjLuw0NRr5q8AedJjrWVVVe4VykI9-1oY 









November 2021: Sport Climbing Australia Team Member Joins Red Bull Team


The 17-year-old Blue Mountains local was announced as a Red Bull team member in October.


Sport Climbing Australia’s national team member Angie Scarth-Johnson has been announced as a Red Bull sponsored athlete. 17-year-old Angie officially became part of Red Bull’s ranks in October, and will have the opportunity to join some of the world’s best climbers on team trips.

Angie started climbing at age seven and first stamped her name in the record books at just nine, when she became the youngest person to ever lead a grade 31 climb, “Swingline” at Red River Gorge, USA. A year later, Angie set yet another record, as the youngest person to lead a grade 32/33.

Based in the Blue Mountains, Angie is a member of Sport Climbing Australia’s national open team, and spends much of her year travelling, competing, and climbing abroad.


Media Contact

Nicole Rowles
Communications Officer Sport Climbing Australia 0400 955 956
  nicole@sportclimbingaustralia.org.au


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  • 30 Sep 2015 9:33 AM | Anonymous

    On 28 September 2015, the Tokyo 2020 Additional Event Program Panel proposed that Sport Climbing be added to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. 


    The Sport Climbing community worldwide is abuzz with this exciting news.


    The IFSC has set up a #sportclimbing2020 Facebook event and SCA and the IFSC have issued press releases.


    SCA Press Pelease

    IFSC Press Release

  • 10 Sep 2015 10:48 PM | Anonymous

    NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF MEMBERS

    Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the members of Sport Climbing Australia is to be held at date and time listed below (during the Australian Boulder Climbing Championships):

     

    Venue:           Australian Boulder Climbing Championships

    Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre

    Gillies Street North

    Ballarat VIC 3350

    Date/Time:    Saturday 10 October 2015 – 11.30am


    Under the SCA Constitution Full Members over the age of 15, Registered Climbing Facility and Registered Non-Profit Climbing Facility are entitled to receive notice of, attend, and vote at the AGM.


    Business to be conducted at the Annual General Meeting

    • Acceptance of previous AGM minutes
    • Business arising from previous AGM minutes
    • Tabling of Board Reports for 2015
    • Election of Board Members

    Nominating for Office Bearer or Ordinary Member of the Board

    • Complete the “Nomination Form for Board Position” (available at the SCA website www.sportclimbingaustralia.org.au/)
    • The nomination form must be received by the Secretary seven (7) days prior to the AGM (by close of business Saturday 3 October, 2015). Note: the form must be in writing, signed, with consent of candidate and endorsement of two SCA members,

    Proxy Vote

    • Complete the “Form for Appointment of Proxy” (available at the SCA website)
    • Notice to be given to Secretary no later than 24 hours prior to AGM

    Please refer to the Constitution for further information on any of these matters:

    http://www.sportclimbingaustralia.org.au/Constitution-and-Policies



    SCA AGM 2015 Notice

    SCA AGM 2015 Agenda

    SCA AGM 2015 Nomination Form for a Board Position

    SCA AGM 2015 Form for Appointment of a Proxy

  • 24 Aug 2015 11:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 12 Jun 2015 3:18 PM | Anonymous

    Lead Nationals - Streamed LIVE for the first time ever! Be sure to watch if you're not in Brisbane - June 13/14: Australian Lead Nationals

  • 08 Mar 2015 8:29 PM | Anonymous

    Sport Climbing Australia is seeking a qualified candidate for National Assistant Coach.

    The volunteer position involves assisting National Coach Will Hammersla in training and guiding the Australian Youth and Adult climbing teams for a period of three years, from 2015 to 2017.

    Applications close Friday 20 March 2015.

    More information assistant-coach-outline.pdf

    Questions? Contact Will Hammersla atsecretary@sportclimbingaustralia.org.au.

    Send applications to secretary@sportclimbingaustralia.org.au.

  • 15 Dec 2014 3:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    In 2015 Sport Climbing Australia is renewing its website.


    This new website will be the central platform for all members and SCA events in Australia.


    Novelties:

    - Join the SCA online directly on the website (select your type of membership and payment online)

    - See all events and news

    - Share information with other members via the forums

    - By becoming a member, access private areas of the website

    - Register to events online


    If you have any queries and/or feedback please email info@sportclimbingaustralia.org.au.


    Enjoy!

  • 01 Sep 2014 9:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sport Climbing Australia will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Saturday 18 October 2014 at the Australian Climbing Festival in Katoomba NSW. The meeting will be held at 6pm. 


    A new SCA Board will be elected at the meeting for 2015.

    All SCA financial members are welcome to attend.


    Notice of AGM


    Would you like to be on the SCA Board for 2014? Download a SCA Board nomination form.


    Can't make it but still want to have you say? Download a Proxy Voting form

    Sport Climbing Australia will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Saturday 18 October 2014 at the Australian Climbing Festival in Katoomba NSW.

    The meeting will be held at 6pm. 

    A new SCA Board will be elected at the meeting for 2015.

    All SCA financial members are welcome to attend.

    Notice of AGM

    Would you like to be on the SCA Board for 2014? Download a SCA Board nomination form

    Can't make it but still want to have you say? Download a Proxy Voting form

    Sport Climbing Australia will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Saturday 18 October 2014 at the Australian Climbing Festival in Katoomba NSW.

    The meeting will be held at 6pm. 

    A new SCA Board will be elected at the meeting for 2015.

    All SCA financial members are welcome to attend.

    Notice of AGM

    Would you like to be on the SCA Board for 2014? Download a SCA Board nomination form

    Can't make it but still want to have you say? Download a Proxy Voting form

    Sport Climbing Australia will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Saturday 18 October 2014 at the Australian Climbing Festival in Katoomba NSW.

    The meeting will be held at 6pm. 

    A new SCA Board will be elected at the meeting for 2015.

    All SCA financial members are welcome to attend.

    Notice of AGM

    Would you like to be on the SCA Board for 2014? Download a SCA Board nomination form

    Can't make it but still want to have you say? Download a Proxy Voting form

     

    Sport Climbing Australia will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Saturday 18 October 2014 at the Australian Climbing Festival in Katoomba NSW.

    The meeting will be held at 6pm. 

    A new SCA Board will be elected at the meeting for 2015.

    All SCA financial members are welcome to attend.

    Notice of AGM

    Would you like to be on the SCA Board for 2014? Download a SCA Board nomination form

    Can't make it but still want to have you say? Download a Proxy Voting form

     

    Sport Climbing Australia will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Saturday 18 October 2014 at the Australian Climbing Festival in Katoomba NSW.

    The meeting will be held at 6pm. 

    A new SCA Board will be elected at the meeting for 2015.

    All SCA financial members are welcome to attend.

    Notice of AGM

    Would you like to be on the SCA Board for 2014? Download a SCA Board nomination form

    Can't make it but still want to have you say? Download a Proxy Voting form

  • 15 Jun 2014 3:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Would you like to help our highest performing climbers to achieve their best in international competition? Sport Climbing Australia is looking for a head coach and assistant coach to work with our national youth and open teams.

    Details of the roles are contained in this document.

    Questions and submissions can be addressed to: president@sportclimbingaustralia.org.au


  • 18 Dec 2013 6:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Flight Centre Active Travel have been announced as major sponsors of the Australian Youth Climbing Team who will be travelling to Noumea in September for the biggest annual climbing event on the planet, the IFSC World Youth Championships.


    Flight Centre Active Travel brings you the biggest and best global adventure travel and fitness events.

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PO Box 341W Ballarat West 3350

Email: info@sportclimbingaustralia.org.au

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