ROCK CLIMBING
Piki Toka

GENERAL INFORMATION

Date

Sunday 8th to Thursday 12th September 2024

Venue

Rocktopia, 9 Triton Avenue, Mount Maunganui

Cost

$80.00 per climber (NZ$)

Entries Open

Friday 15th March 2024 at 9.00am – Online registrations open

Entries Close

Wednesday 5th June 2024 at 7.59pm – Online registrations close

CONTACT

Email: info@nzaimsgames.co.nz​​​​​​​

COMING SOON

COMING SOON

PLANNING INFORMATION

Costs

  • Schools are required to pay the entry fee of $80.00 per climber (NZ$).
  • Strictly non-refundable.
  • Payment MUST be made within seven days of receipt of invoice.
  • Invoices will be sent to the school accounts manager after the entry closing date, Wednesday 29th May 2024.

Entries Close

  • Wednesday 5th June 2024 at 7.59pm.
  • Entries to the 2024 Zespri AIMS Games will be made and only accepted online, via the online registration system. 
  • Registrations will only be accepted from the school's designated Zespri AIMS Games Coordinator.
  • Schools are allocated a unique Zespri AIMS Games registration log in code to complete their entries.

Competitor's Age

Competitors must be over 10 years of age and under 13 years of age, as at 31st December the year before the tournament year. Competitor’s birthdates will be required on school registration documentation. For the 2024 Zespri AIMS Games, this means the accepted birth years are: 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Divisions

Maximum of 12 competitors per school, per division.

  • Year 7 Girls
  • Year 7 Boys
  • Year 8 Girls
  • Year 8 Boys
  • If registration for an activity is oversubscribed, then the opportunity to participate will be at the discretion of the executive committee and no further correspondence will be entered into (if unsuccessful the registration fee will be refunded).

Multiple Sporting Codes

  • Students may compete in more than one sporting code, provided they are in line with the permitted code crossovers. 

  • Timetable allowances will not be made for any competitors, and it is the sole responsibility of the school to check for programming conflicts. 


PROGRAMME

DateEvent
Sunday 8th SeptemberManagers meeting (8.30am)
Sunday 8th SeptemberFirst qualifying rounds start for year 7 students (9.00am - 6.00pm)
Sunday 8th SeptemberOpening ceremony at Mercury Baypark Arena (3.00pm or 7.00pm)
Monday 9th SeptemberSecond qualifying round starts for year 8 students (9.00am - 6.00pm)
Tuesday 10th SeptemberQuarterfinals (9.00am - 5.00pm)
Wednesday 11th SeptemberSemifinals (9.00am - 5.00pm)
Thursday 12th SeptemberFinals for year 7 boys and girls (9.00am - 11.00am)
Thursday 12th SeptemberFinals for year 8 boys and girls (11.00am - 1.00pm)
Thursday 12th SeptemberPrize giving (3.00pm)


  • Please note that Year 7 participants in Rock Climbing can only attend the second opening ceremony at 7.00pm as they may still be competing during the first ceremony at 3.00pm.
  • Results will be posted on the Zespri AIMS Games website by 7.00pm during each day of competition for the qualifiers, quarterfinals and semifinals.

DISCIPLINES

Discipline 1 - Top Rope

  1. There will be four routes set in the qualifying rounds, three routes set in the quarterfinals, and semi-finals, and  one route set in the final.

  2. Climbs will be set by grade, progressing from 15 to 25.

  3. The Climber will have one attempt only on each climb.

  4. There will be a judge at each climb, the climber must listen to all instructions from the judge and the judge will mark the climbers score card with the score the climber achieved on their attempt.

  5. The climber will have 2 minutes and 45 seconds for each attempt, the time will start when the climber is clipped into the Auto Belay system.

  6. If the Climber fails to finish their attempt in the 2 minutes and 45 seconds, the final hold they were on when time is called will count as their score.

  7. Every hand hold will be worth points with the Top Hold being worth a Bonus of 10 points (scoring may be subject to change to the Olympic format and will be finalised at the event briefing). The Climber must hold the Top hold in a controlled manner for three seconds to achieve the Bonus points.

Discipline 2 - Speed Climb

  1. Climbers will have two attempts at the Speed Climb.

  2. The climbers will be scored on their fastest time.

  3. The six fastest times per school (must have a minimum of six participants entered) will be added together to get your best overall time. The school with the lowest average time will be announced as the Fastest School and they will be presented with the Speed Wall cup at the prize giving after the event.

Discipline 3 - Bouldering

  1. There will be three boulder problems set in the qualifying rounds, two boulder problems in the quarterfinals, semi-finals and final. They will be marked with two scoring zones and a top finish hold.

  2. Climbers will have 2 minutes and 45 seconds to attempt each problem with a three-minute break between each problem.

  3. The climber will receive points for passing into a Zone as well as achieving the top finish hold. Every attempt effects the climbers’ maximum score with the climber achieving the highest point with the least attempts earning more points.

  4. Scoring and the way in which this is scored on the day is at the sole discretion of Rocktopia Limited.