On Saturday 26 May 2012, on behalf of SANCF, Gauteng Climbing hosted a professional, well organised and successful 2nd Youth Selection for selection for the IFSC World Youth Championship to be held in Singapore from the 29th August to the 1September 2012, which ran like clockwork. It is pleasing to observe that the standard of climbing has risen substantially since our inaugural Selection Comp in 2011 with all climbers looking stronger and very confident on both the roof and with the new grips and volumes that Paul had introduced.
With many thanks to;
our Selectors Jackie, Paul and Candice whose report on each climber is well considered and insightful;
our Belayers - Johnny, JP and TI;
our Scorers - Meika, Ciska and Adinda;
and a special thanks to Paul, Candice and TI for setting the most amazing routes; and
to the Climbing Barn for hosting the event and for stripping all the walls so as to create an international competition environment.
U19 Males - Greg Oudhof, Dylan Vogt, Robin Sherwood, Calrin Curtis - RESERVE - Severin Curtis
U19 Females - Gillian Bester
U17 Males - Jason Salt, Robert Brown, Dario Flace Hanning, Brandon van Houghten
U17 Females - Sam Stainton
U15 Males - Tristan Swart, JJ Curtis, Oliver Marx, Katleho Pobe
U15 Females - Caitlyn Sargent, Eran Waldeck
At present all the selected climbers are expected to individually cover the full costs related to competing in the Youth Worlds.
Once the team is finalised, all climbers will be expected to follow a strict climbing program that the selectors will formulate and give to each of our ATHLETES. The selectors will give individual feedback to the climbers on their observations of the routes climbed.
Well done and the HARD WORK STARTS NOW
South African National Climbing Federation