Hi Peter. There are no plans for CAWA to run any competitions. A lot of manpower and hours is needed to organise comps of any kind and conducting one in the great outdoors is even more complex. We have a small committee this year and are already stretched carrying out the various administrative tasks, trips, gym crashes, other events and managing access issues, just to mention a few of the things that we do. There are limits to how much time volunteers can be asked or expected to give.
Several years ago a private group did run an outdoor boulder comp but I don’t recall who the organisers were. I do remember there being a number of challenges. However, there is no reason why another private group of friends can’t step up and organise such an event themselves. I am happy to assist with advice and liaison with the land managers if it is being run on public land, as permission will be required.
My friend Matt and I might be interested in an outdoor bouldering trip, too hard to organize a comp but just going out with a bigger group maybe and exploring and putting up some FAs in some area. I have a few ideas of places we could go. It would be fun to do a few FAs and then knock out another mini guide. I just got back to Perth after being gone for almost three years though so a bit rusty 🙂