After a winter of great competitions across Canada, the Tour de Bloc presents the Canadian Bouldering Championships from March 29 to March 30 at Coyote Rock Gym in Ottawa. Canadian champ Sean McColl will be competing.
Established in 1992 as Ottawa’s first indoor rock climbing gym, Coyote Rock Gym (CRG) has hosted a ton of comps in it’s storied history including three regional bouldering finals and two national bouldering championships. CRG also holds the distinction of being the only gym to have hosted a comp in each of the 11 seasons of the Tour de Bloc. They continue to be a huge supporter of competition climbing and we are very thankful for all their contributions to our sport.
CRG has also produced some of the country’s best competition climbers which include past and present National Team members – Jody Miall, Simon Villeneuve, Yves Gravelle, Dustin Curtis. Kerri Briggs, Elizabeth Maltais and Holly Reid.
Jody Miall was one of the first generation of climbing phenoms to come out of CRG. Besides being a top competitor, Jody has established himself as the number one route setter in the country and has been part of two IFSC Bouldering World Cup setting teams. He now acts as CRG’s GM and is also a co-owner of the facility. He will be leading the organizing team at Nationals and he’s as excited as ever to welcome everyone to his gym.
To learn more about Coyote Rock Gym and the people that work there please visit Coyote Rock.
Dustin Curtis – Chief Route Setter
Fred Charron – Assistant Route Setter
Jody Miall – Assistant Rroute Setter
All three route setters have set at previous National Championships and IFSC World Cups and have competed in them. They bring a great perspective and skill set to this year’s Finals. Chief Route Setter Dustin Curtis (AKA The Purveyor of Destiny) has set more events than anyone in the last two years. He currently is the head setter at The Hive Bouldering Gym in Vancouver, BC. Check out some recent news about Dustin on Vimeo and his blog.
Fred Charron recently won the Quebec Provincial Bouldering Championships and made finals at the Eastern Bouldering Regionals. He will be setting at the Eastern Difficulty Championships next month in Toronto. Fred’s next project, Bloc Shop is set to open later this year in Montreal.
Jody Miall has been route setting for the past decade, he has been Chief Route Setter at six previous National Championships.
Saturday March 29, 2014 OPEN QUALIFIERS (ISO format)
8:30 – 9:00 Open Registration – ISO OPENS AND CLOSES
9:00 – 9:15 Technical Meeting
10:00 – 4:00 Open Qualifiers Start / End
5:00 Open Qualifier Results Posted
Sunday March 30, 2014 Citizens Comp /OPEN SEMI-FINALS / OPEN FINALS
8:00 – 8:30 ISO OPENS AND CLOSES
8:30 – 9:00 Technical Meeting
9:00 – 12:00 OPEN SEMI-FINALS
1:00 – 1:30 Citizens Comp Registration
1:30 – 4:30 Citizens Comp Begins (Youth, REC, EXP and ELITE)
4:45 Gym Closed to Spectators
5:00 – 5:30 Open Finalist Check-in ISO Opens / Closes
6:00 Technical Meeting
6:30 – 6:00 Gym Opens to Spectators – Results / Awards for Citizens Comp
7:00 OPEN FINALS (IFSC FORMAT)
If you are interested in competing at the 2014 Canadian Bouldering Championship please visit www.tourdebloc.com for registration and event details.