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About Geoff

Geoff Weigand – legendary Australian rock-climber, developer, coach and elite multisport athlete. A global climbing figure and one of the original developers of the sport of rock and competition climbing, was one of the world’s leading climbers for two decades, climbing extreme first and solo ascents on 3 continents as well as competing in the first international and pre – Olympic climbing event championships.

Weigand, not only a visionary climber, is also a multi-discipline coach and performance consultant, successfully coaching elite swimmers, mountain bike racers, alpine-climbers, road cyclists and ballet dancers at all stages of development. One of the first people to study and integrate sport science into the art of climbing and other disciplines, he was also one of the first to actively address cognitive dynamics as a major factor in achieving maximum performance. His expanded performance concept, Cognitive Performance™ also includes training athletes to effectively employ intuitive feedback in maximizing their performance. He is bringing this proven approach to individuals and groups committed to bringing this Olympian excellence into their lives.

Along with his work as an athlete and coach Weigand was also instrumental in the development of professional climbers becoming technical design consultants within specialty climbing and outdoor industries working with many companies – as a technical product developer, climbing gym – program designer, project manager and outdoor industry consultant.

Since retiring as a professional athlete Mr. Weigand has grown his interests beyond athletics and human performance to include founding technology and education companies with diverse interests in learning technology and personal security solutions and non-profit organization founder.

About Geoff

Geoff Weigand – legendary Australian rock-climber, developer, coach and elite multisport athlete. A global climbing figure and one of the original developers of the sport of rock and competition climbing, was one of the world’s leading climbers for two decades, climbing extreme first and solo ascents on 3 continents as well as competing in the first international and pre – Olympic climbing event championships.

Weigand, not only a visionary climber, is also a multi-discipline coach and performance consultant, successfully coaching elite swimmers, mountain bike racers, alpine-climbers, road cyclists and ballet dancers at all stages of development. One of the first people to study and integrate sport science into the art of climbing and other disciplines, he was also one of the first to actively address cognitive dynamics as a major factor in achieving maximum performance. His expanded performance concept, Cognitive PerformanceTM also includes training athletes to effectively employ intuitive feedback in maximizing their performance. He is bringing this proven approach to individuals and groups committed to bringing this Olympian excellence into their lives.

Along with his work as an athlete and coach Weigand was also instrumental in the development of professional climbers becoming technical design consultants within specialty climbing and outdoor industries working with many companies – as a technical product developer, climbing gym – program designer, project manager and outdoor industry consultant.

Since retiring as a professional athlete Mr. Weigand has grown his interests beyond athletics and human performance to include founding technology and education companies with diverse interests in learning technology and personal security solutions and non-profit organization founder.

 

Vertical Timeline

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Holy Cross Bush Club

1976
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Notable Ascents

Graveyard Wall (24) – Mt. Piddington, AUS
Zot (19) FA: G. Weigand – Mt. Piddington, AUS
Synthetic Threshold (16) FA: G. Weigand, R. Thompson – Mt. Piddington, AUS
Fat Freddy (13) FA: G. Weigand, W. Jenkins – Mt Piddington, AUS
Sparring Partner (19) FA: G. Weigand, J. Smoothy – Cosmic County, AUS
The Old Man and the Kid (16) FA: G. Weigand, B. Levy – Arapiles, AUS

1980
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Notable Ascents

Weigand 1st Ascent - Kid Dynamo, 1981

Weigand 1st Ascent – Kid Dynamo, 1981

Toyland (25) onsight – Blue Mountains, AUS
The Last Transmission (24) 1st of its grade for Weigand  Cosmic County, AUS
– Hangman (27) FA: G. Weigand- Age 16 years 11 months (as hard as any route in Eastern Australia at the time) in Bombo Quarry, AUS

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1981
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Notable Ascents

Weigand at Arapiles, 1982

Weigand at Arapiles, 1982

The Janicepts (22) Solo Onsight – Mt Piddington, AUS (was Australia’s hardest route at the time)
Crosswords (24) FA: G. Weigand, M. Grey – Cosmic County, AUS
Letters to the Editor (25) FA: G. Weigand, M. Grey – Cosmic County, AUS

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1982
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Notable Ascents

Walking Wounded (5.11/23) Solo FA: A. Penney & G. Bradbury, 1981 – Cosmic County, AUS
Hollow Men (5.12c/26) 3rd Ascent, FA: W. Baird, 1981 – Cosmic County, AUS
Paralysed (24) FA: G. Weigand – Cosmic County, AUS
Malignant Polymer (24) FA: G. Weigand, G. Clark – Mt. York, AUS
Pain Street (23) Solo – Arapiles, AUS
Cambodia (25) Onsight Solo, FA: Mark Moorhead & Jon Muir, 1982 – Arapiles, AUS
Engineering Feats of the 80s (23) FA: G. Weigand, G. Clark – Mt. York, AUS
Weigands Arete (21) Solo Down climb Onsight – Arapiles, Bluffs, AUS
I Can’t Believe It’s a Girdle (21) FA: G. Weigand, G. Bradbury – Cosmic County, AUS
Riot Squad (24) FA: G. Weigand, G. Clark – Cosmic County, AUS

1983
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Notable Ascents

Anxiety Neurosis (5.12c) First no Falls – Arapiles, AUS
The Best of Hollywood (26) FA: Kim Carrigan & Geoff Weigand – Arapiles, AUS
Bounds (26) FA: Kim Carrigan & Geoff Weigand – Arapiles, AUS
Security Jerks (27) FA: Geoff Weigand – Arapiles, AUS
Short Stories (5.12a) FA Solo Onsight: Geoff Weigand – Arapiles, AUS
Slinkin Leopard (5.13b) FA: Geoff Weigand – Arapiles, AUS
India (29) 3rd Ascent: Geoff Weigand (was Australia’s hardest route) – Arapiles, AUS

1984
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Notable Ascents

Social Climbing (26) FA: Geoff Weigand – Mt. Piddington, AUS
Rosshalde Roof (20) Solo: Geoff Weigand – Arapiles, AUS
Model Phantom (27) FA: Geoff Weigand – Arapiles, AUS
Short ‘n’ Sharp (25) FA: Geoff Weigand (solo) – Arapiles, AUS
Power Corruption and Lies (27) FA: Geoff Weigand – Arapiles, AUS
Under Control (22) FA: Geoff Weigand (solo) – Arapiles, AUS

 

World Tour

New Zealand
U.S.A.
Europe

1985
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Details Coming Soon

1986