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Wednesday October 4, 2017

OUT& about

Alexander Keichle-Cornish [Auckland]

Edit McIntosh [Wellington]

PHOTOS: Dan Taylor

2017 Bouldering Championships By Dan and Michele Taylor

On Sunday, September 24 the 2017 National Bouldering Championships were held at Hang Dog Indoor Rock Climbing Centre in Petone. Bouldering is low-level climbing without ropes on ‘boulder problems’ set by national-level route setters. Climbers aim to ‘Top’ as many problems in as few attempts as possible, with different categories opening the competition up to all age groups, the youngest competitor being eight and the oldest 60. Chairperson of the Climbing New Zealand Committee, David Sanders, said he was pleased with the turnout of 80 competitors for the two-day event, the success partly due to the new bouldering gym at the Hang Dog facility. Over 100 spectators cheered competitors on over the two days. www.climbing.org.nz

Female Youth A Bouldering, 1st Sarah Tetzlaff [Wellington], 2nd Maayan Levy, 3rd Kim Forde

Masters, 1st Eric Duggan, 2nd Albert Carino, 3rd Neil Parker [all Wellington]

David Sanders, Chairperson of the Climbing New Zealand Committee Neil Parker [Wellington]

Tobin Armstrong [Wellington]

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