Sport Climbing Australia

 Lead - Bouldering - Speed


Sam Lavender - Youth A Lead and Boulder

What sparked your interest in climbing and how long have you been climbing?

I’m from Townsville in North Queensland. I started climbing in a local fitness gym that

housed a small rock-climbing wall and the moment I reached the top of that wall I was

hooked. I have been climbing for nearly five years.  

Your home gym?

My home gym is Hot Rock Adventure Center in Townsville.

What are you proud of achieving so far and what are your goals

I was so proud to be selected for the Australian Youth National Team in 2016 and 2017. This

year I had the opportunity to climb at a Boulder World Cup in Tokyo as part of the Australian

Open Team and this has been the most motivating experience of my climbing career so far.

It would be so good to hear the Australian National Anthem playing as an Aussie takes a


More about me

I really enjoy the mental and physical challenge of the climbs set for indoor competitions and

particularly the powerful moves required for Bouldering. I love climbing outdoors and find

projecting with friends really fun and rewarding.

I am doing okay at school and although I have no firm plans other than to head off to Spain

to climb when I graduate it would be so good to combine my climbing with something that I

could use to support myself in further adventures.

PO Box 341W Ballarat West 3350


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