Central Saanich gym to host top climbers in 2015

The Boulders set to host national, international and provincial climbing events next year.

Central Saanich’s Boulders Climbing Gym will host many of the top athletes in the sport at various events in 2015.

CENTRAL SAANICH — Kimanda Jarzebiak, Chair of The Boulders Climbing Gym in Central Saanich, says they will host local, provincial, national and international competitions during the 2014-2015 sport climbing season.

One of the top competition climbing venues in the world, The Boulders was host to the 2013 IFSC World Youth Climbing Championships, the 2013 Canadian Nationals and 2013 and 2014 B.C. Provincial Speed and Difficulty Climbing Championships.

On January 10 and 11, 2015, the Boulders hosts the Sport Climbing Association of British Columbia (SCBC) Sanctioned Competition. This will be a triple-header,  with competition in all three disciplines of sport climbing: difficulty (lead), speed and bouldering.

On Feb. 20 to 22, 2015 the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Climbing Camp will see the top 12 climbers in the world in both lead (difficulty) and speed come to the Boulders to teach. The camp is open to 100 athletes, age 13 and up. This is the first time the IFSC has held an official training camp. For registration, visit sportclimbingbc.ca/extsite/

Other events coming up at the Boulders inclue: SCBC Provincial Sport Climbing Championships, Difficulty and Speed, in April and the Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) National Climbing Championships, Difficulty and Speed in May.

May also brings the  IFSC Speed World Cup — the first time that an IFSC Speed World Cup event has been held outside of Europe or Asia, and will feature the top speed climbers in the world including Libor Hroza from the Czech Republic, a former world record holder in the event who has been training at The Boulders over the past year.

“Our reputation as a world class climbing facility continues to grow and we are very excited to be hosting these high profile events,” said Jarzebiak.

“In particular, the two IFSC events — the World Climbing Camp in February and the Speed World Cup in May — will bring the top climbers in the world to our facility and set the stage for us to host additional international events in the future.”

See www.climbtheboulders.com for more details.

— Submitted by The Boulders Climbing Gym

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