Climbing Club Events

Interschool Climbing Competition

CLIMBING WINNERS
Congratulations to St James Climbing Club for Winning the 2017 Rocksports School Series, an interschool climbing competition held over 3 unique rounds.

The format was school vs school so everyone’s climbs counted towards the schools total, which was then divided by the number of climbers in each school. At the end Series the school with the highest cumulative point score wins.

St James College has been fighting hard to gain first place against strongly represented and experience schools, such as The Gap State High School (who have their very own climbing wall to practice on), Kelvin Grove State College; with Principle Duncan Steele – Brisbane’s very own climbing legend who has sent (climbing lingo for climbed) a 5.14a/b- that means really really hard! And outdoor enthusiasts, Hillbrook Anglican School.

This competition was a great way for students and schools to have a go at competition climbing, perhaps for the first time ever.
Well done and congratulations to all the schools and students that took part. I know St James can’t wait til next year’s event!

St James Climbing Team:
Jacob Forker
Benjamin Arnold
Bridget Aitchison
Lachlan Plater
Zoey Plater Thomas Lwin
Obadia Ishilobonga
MacKenzie Robson
Julian Anthony
WilondjaI Balelweo

2017 Rocksports School Series Results
1st PLACE ST JAMES COLLEGE
2nd PLACE THE GAP STATE HIGHT SCHOOL
3rd PLACE KELVIN GROVE STATE COLLEGE

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Round 2 of the Rocksports Interschool Series took place on Tuesday afternoon this week.

“Last week’s comp provided the kids with a bit of friendly competition and motivate them to try climbs that they may otherwise not attempt, While this week we wanted to see the kids sweat and push themselves harder than ever before!’ says climbing instructor Tory Pertzel with a smirk. Round 2 was a Distance Challenge. School teams were given 60 minutes to complete as many climbs as possible, the team with the largest distance covered wins.

St James Team rose to the challenge, with Ben Arnold almost vomited with commitment. Back up arrived in the form of Julian Anthony and Makenzie Roberson.

The school’s point score is calculated each week and divided by the number of kids in the group. The school then receives this averaged score. At the end of the term, the school with the highest cumulative point score wins.

Special mention to Round 1 individuals who performed well:

Ben Arnold – 3rd place Male (Aged 15+)
Zoey Plater – 1st place Female (Aged 15+)
Tom Iwin – 3rd place Male (Aged under 15) 

Congratulations to the winners of Round 1, the current School ladder reads:

Male (Age 15+)
St James College
Hillbrook Anglican School

Female (Age 15+)
Kelvin Grove State College
St James College
The Gap State High School

Male (Age Under 15)
Hillbrook Anglican School
St James College
The Gap State High School

Female (Age Under 15)
The Gap State High School
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Round 3 Climblympics

Jimmies Represented at the RockSports Social Series- Round 3 Climblympics!

Climblympics went off with a bang over the weekend, bringing this year’s Rocksports Social Competition Series to a successful conclusion. First and foremost, I want to congratulate and thank all St James Climbers, especially Ben Arnold, Bridget Aitcheson and Mathew Kuzevich who put in such huge efforts training, setting up and competing in the events throughout the year. Students had a blast putting it all together and really enjoyed themselves. the series this year provided events that brought a competition to the Brisbane climbing community that was accessible to every standard of climber, and emphasised a fun atmosphere above all else.

Over the year, Jimmies Climbers have competed in all 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 100 competitors try their hand at bouldering, speed climbing, and sport climbing. Best of all, our very own Bridget Aitchison took out 3rd place for Jr A female. Another great series complete, well done climbers. 

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Rocksports School Series 2017

On Tuesday afternoon Jimmies climbers competed in the first of 3 events, a ‘Pump fest’. Students climb as hard as they can for 90 minutes, their top 8 scoring climbs forming the end score. St James was well represented, including two newcomers to the team - Zoey Plater and Thomas Lwin.

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We are looking forward to Round 2 next Tuesday, the Distance Challenge!

 

For more information see Miss Francis casey.francis@stjamescollege.qld.edu.au.

 

Finally, a School Climbing Series! For the first time in Queensland, Rocksports is providing school students with a climbing completing that is accessible to all climbing abilities.  This is not the kind of Series where the strongest get put on show, and the everyday climbers get to cheer them on – but a celebration of every level of climber, that encourages participation from all. 

This event consists of three events, each with a unique format.

Round 1 Tuesday 17th October 2017, 4pm
Pumpfest

  • 90 minutes to climb as hard as you can, your top 8 climbs will form your score.
  • Including Speed Climbing

Round 2 Tuesday 24th October 2017, 4pm
 Distance Challenge

  • Climbers will get 90 minutes, to climb as many climbs as they can, working in groups of 2-3, it does not matter what colour, just don’t stop!

Round 3 Tuesday 31st October 2017, 4pm
Team Challenge

▪ Students will represent their school in a collection of different
challenges.

More information

Jimmies Climbing Club kicks off for 2017

Jimmies Climbing Club is starting up again on Wednesdays afternoons. 

We are an optional co-curricula activity offered to students (13 years and older) wishing to compete for the school and have fun.

With State Lead Titles looming we need to get training! Spaces are limited with perfect behaviour, presentation, enthusiasm and commitment expected.

For more information see Climbing Club Captains Jacob Forker, Ben Arnold and Bridget Aitchison for more details and permission forms.

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Round 3, Climb-lympics - Saturday 15 October

Saturday afternoon was the last climbing competition for the year! Round 3 of the Rocksports Social series Climb-lympics.

Jimmies Climbing Club was well represented, with Bridget Aitchison, Jacob Forker Freeman and Micheal Kuzevich taking part. The format mirrored that which will be displayed at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020- Bouldering, climbing and even speed climbing. Students climbed hard, had fun and represented St James with fantastic flare. A marvellous finish to the competitive climbing season for the year. 

Well done climbers.

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Jacob feeling the burn on the wall

National Bouldering Competition 

Jimmies climbing club members Bridget Aitchison and Jacob Forker-Freeman judged and competed in Australia’s ultimate National Bouldering competition last weekend.

Held in Brisbane over three huge days. With over $20,000 in cash and prizes, interstate and international climbers. Plus, to top it all off the event was LIVESTREAMED.

Bridget and Jacob have been attending training sessions and are now both accredited National judges for the sport. With over 400 competitors it was a massive weekend full of big falls, high impact moves and loud music.

But what is boulder? Bouldering is a sequence of up to 10 moves, in any direction, they can be dynamics or static. Participates must start and finish on designated holds. If they fall they land on big soft mats. However boulder problems can be up to 4 meters high! A scary fall for most mere mortals.

Jacob not only volunteered all weekend, he also competed. Placing in the top 25 for Australia.

Another fantastic effort from Jimmies climbers, representing their school and State at National Level.

Next competition is the Rocksports, Round 3, Climb-lympics! Saturday 15 October, register on line at rocksports.com.au

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Congratulations Jacob

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Bridget judging one of the competitors

It's official! Climbers will compete  in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved a package of new events including climbing. The decision was based on a desire to appeal to a young audience.

The climbing event will include three disciplines: sport, bouldering and speed. Forty climbers (20 men and 20 women) will compete over four days, and the medalists will be chosen based on the combined results of all three disciplines.

In short, get "cranking" Jimmies climbers! Cranking is climbing lingo for pulling down hard.

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Round 2 Rocksports Social Comp.

Jimmies Climbing Club crushed Round 2 of the Rocksports Social Series on Saturday night.

Rocksports was transformed to have a bunch of boulder problems specifically set all around the gym.

Competitors were challenged to complete as many problems as they could. Jacob Forker-Freeman’s load efforts were not easily missed as he crushed the holds into submission.

The cheering crowed helped in that department! Will Coventry flashed several climbs, all the while making it look good.

Bridget Aitchison worked tirelessly all day to help set up for the competition, not an easy task!

A big shout out to all the parents for supporting the climbers and bringing them to the event.

Now we just have to wait 3 weeks for the State Bouldering titles on August 13.

Get training!

To check out all the great pics, head to http://setinstonemedia.com.au/shop/events/2016-rocksports-social-series/

Queensland State Boulder Titles

On 13 and 14 August the QLD State Bouldering Titles were held at the Milton Urban Climb.

With the Tokyo Olympics in sight, representing Jimmies, Jacob Forker Freeman was on the wall. Smashing out the problems in style. Both Jacob and Bridget Atichison gave up their entire Sunday to volunteer at the event. Jacob dazzled with his scrubber skills while Bridget worked tirelessly on registration and even judging!

Another fantastic effort from the Jimmies Climbing Club!

For more information check out the Rocksports website or Facebook page.

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Jacob Forker-Freeman

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CLIMBING WINNERS

Congratulation to St James Climbing Club for Winning the 2017 Rocksports School Series. An interschool climbing competition held over 3 unique rounds. The format was school vs school so everyone’s climbs counted towards the schools total, which was then divided by the number of climbers in each school. At the end Series the school with the highest cumulative point score wins.

 

St James has been fighting hard to gain first place against strongly represented and experience schools, such as The Gap State High School (who have their very own climbing wall to practise on!), Kelvin Grove State College; with Principle Duncan Steele – Brisbane’s very own climbing legend who has sent (sent is climbing lingo for climbed) a 5.14a/b- that means really really hard! And outdoor enthusiast, Hillbrook Anglican School.

 

This competition was a great way for students and schools to have a go at competition climbing, perhaps for the first time ever.

Well done and congratulations to all the schools and students that took part. I know St James can’t wait toil next year’s event!

 

St James Climbing Team:

Jacob Forker

Benjamin Arnold

Bridget Aitchison 

Lachlan Plater

Zoey Plater 

Thomas Lwin

Obadia Ishilobonga

MacKenzie Robson  

Julian Anthony

WilondjaI Balelweo

 

 

2017 Rocksports School Series Results

1st PLACE

ST JAMES COLLEGE

2nd PLACE

THE GAP STATE HIGHT SCHOOL

3rd PLACE

KELVIN GROVE STATE COLLEGE