Rock Climbing
Rock Climbing
(Piki Toka)
Date Sunday 5th September to Thursday 9th September 2021
Venue Rocktopia, 9 Triton Ave, Mount Maunganui
Managers Meeting Sunday 5th September 8.30am at Rocktopia 9 Triton Ave, Mount Maunganui
Costs $75.00 per competitor (NZ$)
Entries Close Wednesday 9th June 2021 at 11.59pm – Online registrations close
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Contact Details

Code Coordinator

Event Director
Carla Blockley
Phone: 07 572 4920
Mobile: 021 378 825

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Tournament Planning


  1. Students competing must be enrolled full-time in the school they are representing.
  2. New Zealand students competing must be classified as a Year 7 or Year 8 student on the New Zealand Ministry of Education Enrol database.
  3. Participating New Zealand schools must be an affiliated member of NZAIMS – New Zealand Association of Intermediate and Middle Schooling
  4. Students may compete in more than one code however timetable allowances will NOT be made for any competitors.
  5. Competitors must be over 10 years of age and under 13 years of age, as at 31 December the year before the tournament year. Competitor’s birthdates will be required on school registration documentation. For the 2021 AIMS Games, this means the accepted birth years are: 2008, 2009 and 2010.
  6. All participants must have online medical and media waiver documentation completed to be eligible compete.
  7. This is an inclusive event providing opportunities for students with physical, visual and intellectual disabilities to compete. The Para sports of Swimming and Cross Country require a provisional classification for eligibility. In all other sports, disabled athletes compete in an open class. See individual sports for entry requirements.


  • Schools are required to pay the entry fee of $75.00 per competitor (NZ$).
  • 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 9th June 2021.

Entries Close

  • Wednesday 9th June 2021 at 11.59pm
  • Entries to the 2021 Anchor AIMS Games Sporting Championships will be made and only accepted online
  • All registrations are completed online with EnterNOW.
  • Registrations will only be accepted from the designated School Anchor AIMS Games Coordinator.
  • Schools will be allocated a unique Anchor AIMS Games registration log in code to complete their entries.
  • EnterNOW demo video for schools  – View Video
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Planning Timeline



Friday 12th FebruaryRegistration opens (EnterNOW).
Wednesday 9th JuneEntries close for the 2021 Anchor AIMS Games at 11.59pm. The EnterNOW system will generate a confirmation email three days prior to entries closing so school coordinators can check that they have entered the correct individuals, teams, codes, divisions etc. The AIMS Games Trust has a strict NO REFUND policy from this date! NO EXCEPTIONS!
Wednesday 23rd JuneAll schools must have paid their registration invoice to have their entry confirmed.  Late entries (if accepted) will incur a 50% penalty fee.
Wednesday 30th JuneConfirmation sent to all 2021 participating schools (if registration for a sporting code is oversubscribed then the opportunity to compete will be at the discretion of the executive committee).
Wednesday 28th JulyAll Team/individual online name and code information registration forms to be completed.
Monday 2nd AugustSchool group opening ceremony ticket bookings go on sale through Ticketek.
Monday 9th AugustPublic opening ceremony tickets go on sale through Ticketek.
Wednesday 11th AugustTeam sporting code draws published
Friday 13th AugustAll parents/caregivers must have completed their child’s medical and media waiver forms on our website.
Thursday 2nd SeptemberIndividual sporting code draws published.
Saturday 4th SeptemberThe 17th Anchor AIMS Games International Sporting Championships opens.
Sunday 5th SeptemberOpening Ceremonies, Trustpower Arena at Baypark, Mt Maunganui (First show – 3.00pm, Second show – 7.00pm).

New Zealand School Divisions

Maximum of eight competitors per division

  • Year 7 Girls
  • Year 7 Boys
  • Year 8 Girls
  • Year 8 Boys


Sunday 5th September Managers Meeting – 8.30am
First qualifying rounds start for all year 7 students – 9.00am – 6.00pm
Opening Ceremony (Trustpower Arena at Baypark)
 – First show – 3.00pm, Second show – 7.00pm
Monday 6th September Second qualifying round starts for all year 8 students – 9.00am – 6.00pm
Tuesday 7th September Quarter-finals – 11.00am – 7.00pm
Wednesday 8th September Semi-finals – 1.00pm – 7.00pm
Thursday 9th September Finals: Year 7 Boys and Girls – 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Finals: Year 8 Boys and Girls – 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Prize giving – 6.00pm

Discipline 1 – Top Rope

  • There will be 5 top rope routes set at Rocktopia.
  • Climbs will be set by grade, progressing from 15 to 23.
  • The Climber will have one attempt only on each climb.
  • 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.
  • The climber will have 3 minutes for each attempt, the time will start when the climber is clipped into the Auto Belay system.
  • If the Climber fails to finish their attempt in the 3 minutes, the final hold they were on when time is called will count as their score.
  • Every hand hold will be worth points with the Top Hold being worth a Bonus of 10 points. The Climber must hold the Top hold in a controlled manner for 3 seconds to achieve the Bonus points.

Discipline 2 – Speed Climb

  • Climbers will have two attempts at the Speed Climb.
  • Both of your scores will be combined to get your overall score
  • The two fastest times per division per school 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

  • There will be 3 boulder problems set. They will be marked with 2 scoring zones and a top finish hold.
  • Climbers will have 3 minutes to attempt each problem with a 3-minute break between each problem.
  • The climber will receive points for passing into a Zone or reaching 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.
  • The IFSC boulder format will be followed.

General Rules

  • All competitors and their supporters accept a duty of care in participating in this event.
  • The event director and organising committee will work to identify, eliminate where possible and or minimise risk.
  • The event director and organising committee reserve the right to make all necessary changes to the routes at any time in the best interest of safety for competitors.
  • Maximum of eight competitors per division. (Overall Total 32)
  • Wear clothing that is associated with your school. No bare feet are allowed. Climbers must wear closed toe sneakers or climbing shoes to compete.
  • If climbers do not have the correct footwear these can be hired from Rocktopia at $4.00 per pair. To avoid disappointment please call Rocktopia on 07 572 4920 to book your shoes early.
  • Please park your vehicles in the carpark to the front and sides of Rocktopia. Please do not park your vehicle in front of Rocktopia or block the entrance and exits.
  • Judges only in climbing gym area during the competition.
  • All team managers are required to have their team medical forms with them during the event.
  • Team Managers are responsible for their parents and supporters. Please ensure that the safety and enjoyment of all competitors is of upmost importance.


  • Climbing Shoes or closed toe sneakers must be worn at all times when climbing.
  • Climbers must obey the Judges and Rocktopia staff at all times.
  • During the Finals rounds all competitors will be held in an isolation area while other participants are climbing.

Team Honours

  • Schools with less than six competitors will be ineligible to claim team honors.
  • For Team Honors – the top 6 placings will be added together and divided by 6 to find the overall top school.

Health and Safety

  • All participants, team managers and schools are reminded that they compete at their own risk and absolve the event director, all Judges, helpers and volunteers from any blame or claim.
  • The routes will be challenging and a moderate to high level of fitness is required.
  • Any climbing equipment that a Climber brings to use in the competition must be checked by Rocktopia staff before climbing. Any equipment deemed unsafe by Rocktopia staff cannot be used during the competition.
  • Judges will check to ensure climbers are clipped on correctly before they start climbing.


The organiser will appoint a President of the Jury (P.O.J.) to whom disputes can be directed. Disputes must be lodged within 5 minutes of the official posting of results of each round. Disputes must be written on the official disputes form and accompanied by $20.00.

Medal Presentation

Individual and Team Honors place getters for each Year Group/Gender and School Championship will be presented with their medals at the end of the competition at 6.00pm on Thursday evening. Prize giving will take place at Rocktopia Adventure Centre.