Top climbers to compete at Boulders

The Boulders Climbing Gym will play host to the top climbers in the country this weekend

CENTRAL SAANICH — The Boulders Climbing Gym will play host to the top climbers in the country this weekend for the 2013 Canadian National Climbing Championships.

The Canadian championships will feature the best youth climbers in the country as well as a number from the U.S. competing in a range of age categories in two disciplines, speed climbing and difficulty climbing.

“If you’ve never been to see a climbing competition, then you owe it to yourself to come out and watch the nationals over the long weekend,” said Boulders Board Chair Kimanda Jarzebiak.

“We will have some of the best young athletes from across the country at the event, and I know they will put on a fantastic show for all the fans.”

Almost 80 climbers have registered to date for the event including 30 from Alberta, 24 from B.C. and 19 from Ontario.

The U.S. will also be represented by four climbers.

The nationals begin with qualifying rounds in the Difficulty/Lead Climbing events from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, with semi-finals held Sunday, May 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and finals on Monday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The Speed Climbing competition (all rounds) takes place beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 19.

An award ceremony will follow all events at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, May 20.

– With files from The Boulders



Just Posted

False missile alert for Central Saanich councillor

While on vacation in Hawaii, Central Saanich Councillor Alicia Holman was awoken… Continue reading

Central Saanich police chase down speeding biker

A motorcyclist from the Lower Mainland was caught on the Tsawout reserve… Continue reading

Victoria airport nearing billion-dollar mark in economic impact

Airport has nearly doubled its passengers and its impact on the economy since 2005

More buoys allowed for Brentwood Bay

Proposed number rises from 40 to 60

Victoria airport reaches nearly two million passengers in 2017

This year expected to see additional growth

Sidney’s Salish Sea aquarium to close for maintenance

First extended closure for the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea since it opened in 2009

Butchart Gardens is hiring now and paying more

Wages start at $15, job fair Feb. 20

Cash still needed for Stelly’s Cross Path

MLA Olsen wants more specifics first

Injured parachutist wants stolen backpack back

Bag contained important video files of 2017 parachuting incident

Winter storm coming to B.C. this weekend

The bets are on as to how much snow the province will actually get in the coming days

B.C. civil rights group files complaint about RCMP arrest of man who later died

Dale Culver, a 35-year-old Indigenous man was arrested in Prince George last July

Lawyer says former B.C. government aide ‘barely guilty’ in ethnic vote scandal

Brian Bonney pleaded guilty to a breach of trust charge

Quite a few tears as homemade quilts distributed to residents of Ashcroft Reserve, Boston Flats affected by last summer’s fire

Quilters in B.C. and Alberta worked through the summer and fall to create more than 100 quilts.

B.C. coast loggers celebrate history, hope for improvement

Truck Loggers Association awaits B.C. NDP government’s new direction

Most Read