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[21 Mar 2017] ASEAN Climbing Standard Implementation in Indonesia

FPTI as the only organization for managing climbing activity in Indonesia will begin to implement the Southeast Asia Climbing Standard in the country. SEACF's President Rasip Isnin signed the MoU with FPTI's President Faisol Riza in Jakarta today to mark the implementation. 

With the standard any climbers will have common guidance on climbing activity then they could communicate with other climbing by similar language, of course it will increase enjoyment of the climbing activity and minimizing unnecessary incident during the activity. 

The first follow up in the coming soon of the MoU is to train and certify some Indonesia climbers to be climbing instructors, where they will have common understanding and competencies of the standard which already applied siince early 2007 in the Southeast Asia region.

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[17 Mar 2017] Asian Youth Champ 2017 Singapore

Yes, Singapore will held sport climbing competition again, the Asian Youth Championship 2017 in July. Where many young climbers around Asia will try their best.

This competition will be very important to the international climbing movement where candidate of the Olympic fotmat will be testing here. 

The IFSC has decided triatlon-like format speed->boulder->lead where any climber must compete in all category then the best of all will the winner. This format will be play for youth A and surprisingly both winner boy and girl qualify for the Youth Olympic Games 2018 in Buenes Aires, Argentine.

See you soon in Singapore. Be prepared to be the winner kids. 

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[15 Mar 2017] More ASEAN in the Global Climbing Community

ASEAN climbing communities now hold some strategic position in International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) in Asian Continental Council. Anthony Seah, Rasip Isnin, Stanley Yeo of Singapore Mountaineering Federation have position as president, vice president of projects, and director of sport respectively. While Jaka Hidayat and Maman Hermansyah of Federasi Panjat Tebing Indonesia have position as vice-president and director of sport respectively, and Somboon Uthaiviankul of Sport Climbing of Thailand (SCAT) hold for vice-president.

This new position was decided in PA IFSC ACC in Bangkok (THA) end of the last month meeting and it have announced during the 1st session of board meeting of IFSC Sunday this week in Quebec, Canada.

This development is mirroring of the fast moving movement of this sport in our region and this also due to the good achievement reached by our belove climbers, and executive committees across the region who keep moving up the community tireless.

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[15 May 2014] BREAKING NEWS: No Contest in The Sea Games 2015 Singapore

Rasip Isnin, the SEACF's President, inform recently that our beloved sport will not contest in the Sea Games 2015 in Singapore. The bad news for us has taken during SEA Games Fed Meeting end of April this year held in Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore.

The fact behind the decision: Indonesia's NOC proposed  to include the sport climbing, but not enough support from other member to include it the Games (must be supported minimum by 4 other countries including host country to include any sport to be in the Games).

ASEAN sport climbing community lead by SEACF will have to work harder in make our sport inclusion in the next SEA Games, the jobs to be done could be increase popularity of the sport within young generation and develop more event (recreational or competitional) every year in all ASEAN countries. If possible, the stakeholders could held any special big events during SEA Games 2015, like they have done in Quizon City in the 2005 SEA Games Manila, Phi.

We keep hoping, with all of our effort, that the 'success' of 2011 Sea Games in Palembang (Indonesia) will not the first and the final contest of sport climbing in the SEA Games.

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[29 May 2013] Again, Sport Climbing in the SEA Games

Yes, sport climbing will be in the SEA Games, not this year 27th SEA Games 2013 in Myanmar, but in 28th SEA Games 2015 in Singapore. The Games schedule to be held within 5-16 June 2015 said Rasip Isnin, the President of SEACF today via wire mail.

This good news means that the sport climbing will be the second compete in the Games, after the first in Palembang, Indonesia. No detail of how many gold medals for the sport, mostly about 10 (ten) golds as in the Palembang, while Indonesia dominated the competition.

In Palembang 2011 there were six country participated in the sport climbing competition: Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Phillipines, Thailand, and Vietnam. The are still a time to invite more countries of the region to enter the sport of the youth.

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[16 Dec 2011] Sport Climbing in SEA Games XXVI Palembang

Sport climbing competition within the SEA Games XXVI 2011 was held successfully. Indonesian team was dominated the event with 9 gold medals out of ten, and Filipina team get one gold medal. Thai with 2 silvers and one bronze, Singapore with one silver and seven bronzes, Malaysia with one silver and two bronzes, and Vietname with one silver. Six countries participating countries send almost 56 climbers.

The event started from Nov 12 and end at Nov 18 without any disturbances under the hot air of Palembang City. Some athletes and officials from sport climbing also participated in the Opening Ceremony held in the Main Stadium of Jakabaring Sport City. All about the event please visit their wikipedia pages.

We will see sport climbing again in the SEA Games XXVIII 2015 in Singapore, and have to be realistic that in the SEA Games XXVII 2013 in Myanmar sport climbing can not be competed due to various limitation. See you in the next SEA Games.

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[31 May 2011] New Comer in ASEAN Climbing

Vietnam has sent their signal to participate in sport climbing event in the SEA Games 2011 in Jakarta/South Sumatera next November. The coach of Vietnam climbing team has contact the SEACF to discuss it, to follow up the SEACF has sent them the Technical Handbook of the event to enable them to prepare the team better.

It is a good news for all six member of the SEACF which already in the federation, hope Vietnam could establish climbing federation soon then join the SEACF to develop climbing in the ASEAN Region.

Other potential ASEAN countries to develop of climbing activity are Timor Leste and Laos, many climbers reported that they saw this potential during their trip in both countries.

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[17 May 2011] ASEAN Sport Climbing Circuit 2011 Malaysian Series in Putrajaya

This month PMM will host a series of ASEAN Climbing Circuit 2011. The series will held in Putrajaya Challenge Park, Putrajaya on 28-29 May.

Events will be competed are speed and lead (men/women). Climbers from ASEAN countries could register to participate. Contact your own climbing federation, for ASEAN countries which has no climbing federation could contact SEACF General Secretary for register your participation. No quota limit from each country, so each country could send as mush as they can, but only three climbers qualify for final round of each event.

This series is part of 2011 ASEAN Climbing Circuit. The next series plan to be held in Indonesia and Singapore. The Circuit is one of SEACF campaign for the next SEA Games 2011 in Indonesia which will compete sport climbing.

In conjunction of the circuit, PMM will also held national competition for open and novice categories, contact PMM if you have interest to participate in this local competition.

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[30 May 2011] Indonesia Dominates Asean Circuit 2011 in Putrajaya

Indonesian team has taken 3 out of 4 gold medals from Santi Wellyanti (Speed Female), Nadya Putri Virgita (Lead Female), and Abudzar Yulianto (Speed Male) in the Malaysian Series ASEAN Sport Climbing Circuit 2011. In addition to that, the team also taken four silvers and one bronze. Singaporean stealed gold medal by Jack Hong (Lead Male), while Malysia got bronze from speed female climber names Salfarina.

Medals for the winners presented by Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water YB. Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui which also hoping that SEACF could assist Malaysian climbing community to get more success in the coming future. The minister also mentioned that Malaysia has interest to host more international sport climbing events in PCP such as Asian Youth Championship and World Youth Championship in the near future.

ASEAN Sport Climbing Circuit 2011 Malaysian Series could be held in cooperation with Persatuan Mendaki Malaysia (PMM) in Putrajaya Challenge Park (PCP) in Putrajaya, Malaysia in conjuntion to IFSC-ACC Judges and Route Setter Training and Hari Belia Malaysia Ceremony.

Putrajaya Challenge Park (PCP) could be claimed as the biggest indoor climbing facility in Asia just open last year, while Putrajaya City is new governmental city one hour drive from KL Central or 30 minutes from KLIA. See you next year in PCP!

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[18 Mar 2011] Ten Gold Medals in SEA Games 2011

Sport climbing will compete for ten gold medals in upcoming SEA Games 2011 in Indonesia. This figure is one of decision taken by the Southeast Asia Games Federation meeting in Bali late of Feb.

Events will be competed are:

  1. Individual event men-women: lead, speed record, bouldering, and speed track

  2. Non-individual event men-women: speed track team relay.

Each country entitle to submit two climbers for individual events and one team for non-individual event. Entry by number suppose to be submitted to organicing committee by NOC on July 2011.

Sport climbing planned to be held in Palembang (South Sumatera), alternatively could be in Jakarta (Capital City of Indonesia).

So far six countries confirmed to participate in sport climbing events in the Games, while two other countries still lobying to participate: Timor Leste and Myanmar. If other ASEAN countries interest to participate please feel free to contact SEACF General Secretary at mrasip(at)seacf(dot)com.