Southern Rock Rumble Comp Results

Southern Rock Rumble 1 climbing competition ResultsSouthern Rock Rumble Comp Results

Southern Rock’s first competition was met with great enthusiasm by the climbing community.  Eager competitors started to stream in 2 hours before the official starting time, keen to check out the array of problems. And what an array it was.  With 4 different route setters recruited to do the work, there was a smorgus board of styles to test everyone’s skills and strength. The 15 problems did a fine job of separating the field in each category.

Scoring was based on the international system where number of Top Outs took priority, followed by number of attempts, number of Bonus Holds and finally, number of attempts to Bonus Holds.

Thank you to our route setters, Dave Richardson, Andrew Porter, Candice Bagley and illona Pelser and thank you to Jo Mare for doing all the back breaking work of cleaning the grips.  Congratulations to Michael van der Ham who is the only one to out-fox the route setters and out-gun the other competitors by topping out all the problems.

After all the cranking was done, spot prizes were handed out and the socialising began.  But not before some keen young climbers threw themselves at the Dyno competition.  It is hard to say whether the incentive of the R100 or the thrill of showing off for the crowd was what spurred the climbers on.  They tried relentlessly to stick the top hold till eventually Jonathan Hare came out as a clear winner with Roland Fuchs and Michael van der Ham tying for second.  We hope the tender skin was worth the glory.

Southern Rock is pleased to have another successful event under the belt and is looking forward to hosting the next 3 comps in this series.  It is sure to gain popularity as it goes.
Stay tuned for details of these and other events at your favourite KZN climbing gym.

Please note, there were no ties.
Number of attempts to top out is not shown below, but this was generally the separating factor.


Category Rank Name Number of Top Outs
U15 F 1st Kerry-Anne Stuckpoole 2
  2nd Jenna Bentley (4 Bonus Holds)
U19 F 1st Annabelle Slabbert 7
Open F 1st Leslee Salzmann 11
  2nd Julia Sutherland 6
  3rd Brigitte Laurent 5
  4th Candice Clarke 3
  5th Kerry Jones 1
U15 M 1st Daniel Bentley 5
  2nd Raegan Kramm 3
U19 M 1st Jonathan Hare 14
  2nd Antony Berry 10
  3rd Dylan Jerg 9
Novice 2nd Damian Caister 8
  3rd Greg Thompson 8
  4th Trevor Johnson 6
  5th Colin McCoy 6
  6th Pieter 5
  7th Stuart Sutherland 4
  8th Steve Potgieter 1
Expert 1st Michael van der Ham 15
  2nd Scott Sinclair 13
  3rd Trent Burnett 13
  4th Roland Fuchs 13
  5th Matthew Gibbon 13
  6th Joel Ferguson 12
  7th Dave Drummond 11
  8th Chris Bahlmann 11
  9th Nic Geere 11
  10th Garvin Jacobs 11
  11th Mike Wood 10
  12th Gerald Camp 9


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3 Responses to Southern Rock Rumble Comp Results

  1. Garvin Nov 10, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

    I don’t think it’s fair to the competitors that are novices that I am labelled a novice. I didn’t fill that in on my score card. I’ve been climbing for 15 years now. I was hoping to compete in the fat guys category. Being overweight doesn’t make me a novice.
    It was fun though. Enjoyed it. It’s a great gym.


  2. Jacques Nov 10, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    good going guys and gals!

  3. Justin Lawson Nov 12, 2012 at 11:33 am #

    Yeah, Garvin… they probably took one look at you and thought there is no way that this guy has climbed before 😉

    Thanks for letting everyone know and not taking the glory route.

    The results have been updated (Garvin) has been moved from the Novice category (where he was in first place) to the Expert category (where he did not come last either 🙂

    Also: The ladies are now all in one category instead of Novice and Expert.

    Glad to hear that everyone had fun.

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