Toronto, Canada: Bouldering Canada is pleased to welcome Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) as an Official Event Sponsor for the 2014 IFSC Climbing World Cup Canada.  As Canada’s premier retailer of outdoor equipment and apparel, the MEC has been a long time supporter of competition climbing in Canada, including an 11-year partnership with the long running national Bouldering series Tour de Bloc, the last eight as title sponsor.

The 2014 IFSC Bouldering World Cup Canada will take place on May 31-June 1, 2014, at the Gravity Climbing Gym in Hamilton, Ontario. The event will bring together and showcase the best competition climbers from more than 20 countries, including defending champions Killian Fischuber and Anna Stohr from Austria, and Canada’s Sean McColl, current national champion and  top ranked international competitor with multiple World Cup victories and multiple podium appearances.

“MEC has been a great community partner for climbing and competition climbing in particular,” said Bouldering Canada Director Luigi Montilla, ’We are very pleased with MEC’s continued support, and that they see the value an event like a Bouldering World Cup can bring to the sport.”

Anne Donohoe, Chief Marketing Officer at Mountain Equipment Co-op echoes this sentiment, “MEC is a proud supporter of the climbing community and we’re pleased to help Bouldering Canada welcome some of the world’s best climbers for this exciting event.”

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About Competition Climbing

Competition Climbing and Bouldering is a popular sport that is rapidly growing across Canada and the rest of the World. Exciting action and a dynamic format makes it a great experience for both spectators and participants.

About Bouldering Canada

Bouldering Canada is dedicated to the growth of competition climbing in Canada.  By bringing the best climbers in the world for our athletes to compete against, we hope to raise the level of Canadian athletes, as well as participation and awareness of competition climbing in Canada.  Bouldering Canada Director Luigi Montilla has more than 10 years of experience organizing climbing competitions across Canada, including putting on 10 National Championships.  He is also the director of the Tour de Bloc, Canada’s longest running national climbing competition series.