The 2018 SANCF National Event was held from 29 June to 1 July 2018 at CityROCK Johannesburg and hosted by Gauteng Climbing. This year it was a combined discipline event comprising Speed, Lead and Bouldering.
Age categories included Under 13 to Open and the formats of the three disciplines were:
- Speed: four runs, two qualifying rounds and one final knockout.
- Lead: one semi-final flash format climb, with the top six athletes going through to the final on-sight event.
- Boulder: four on-sight boulder problems in one round.
Gauteng Climbing had 36 athletes invited to senior nationals this year, 27 came from KwaZulu Natal Climbing, 21 from Western Cape Climbing, 9 from Eastern Cape Climbing and 2 from Mpumalanga. This was the first time that a national event had representation from 5 of the 6 SANCF provinces.
The competition was a great success, with a very big thank you going to Cally Bishop and her team from our venue hosts CityROCK.