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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.