Now that the dust has settled after Youth and Open Bouldering Nationals, we can get back into the comp climbing sports action with the speed and difficulty (i.e., lead) competition season, which is already underway.
Who might we see on the podiums for route and speed climbing? Are there some boulderers who can crush on a rope as well or will we see new names taking the top spots? Follow along with us until Nationals in May and find out.
Boulderz Etobicoke kicked off the season on February 2, 2019 with an OCF local lead competition for Youth D and E categories. Graciela Briggs and Sara de Leon tied for first in Youth D girls and Christian Chan won for the boys. Full results here.
On March 9, 2019, the ACA held its first local lead event for Open and Youth at Calgary Climbing Centre (Hanger). Jason Holowach took the top spot for men’s Open and there was a six-way tie (!) for second place between Dylan Bokenfohr, Carter Caisse, Scott Eveleigh, Hunter Lee, Samuel Carr and Adam Currie. Alyssa Weber won for the women, with Paige Boklaschuk and Lily Trottier rounding out the podium. Full results here.
This weekend, March 16-17, 2019, four gyms are hosting local events:
- Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC, is hosting a lead and speed comp on Saturday for all categories including Open, Youth, Rec, Experienced and Masters.
- Elevation Place in Canmore, AB, is hosting a lead event on Saturday and a speed event on Sunday, for Open and all Youth categories.
- Délire in Beauport, QC is hosting a lead comp for Open, Junior and Youth A categories on Saturday.
- Horizon Roc in Montreal, QC, is hosting a speed comp for Open and all Youth categories on Sunday.
Lead and speed competition schedule for 2019
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@calgaryclimbing thank you for hosting 2019’s first Lead competition! 🙏 Thanks to the setter and volunteers, you all pulled together yet again to throw a great event! Congrats to the whole crew on the huge men’s open podium, pretty funny, a first for me. It was nice to share it with one of my athletes, @carter_caisse, good work kid! @cartercolleaux next time let’s fill the thing! As for my girls, too many great results to list, give them a follow. @lilyclimbs @sophie_climbs_ @addieshy04 @18quinn_v @lauren_dougl21 @jonnyarch14 thanks for the cloudy shaky vid, really makes it more intense!