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Indoor Weekly: Sport Climbing B.C. by the Numbers

It has been another busy and productive year for Sport Climbing B.C. with continued development of the competition season, increased support for our Team BC athletes and building up of the competition infrastructure.

Here are some of the key highlights from the 2017/18 season as noted by Sport Climbing B.C.

• 5 Boulder Locals with a total of 828 participants
• 3 Difficulty Locals with a total of 300 participants
• 4 Speed Locals with a total of 282 participants
• 1 Boulder Provincials with 175 participants
• 1 Difficulty Provincials with 161 participants
• 1 Speed Provincials with 70 participants
• 3 National Series Open events Boulder, Difficulty and Speed
• 1 Youth/Open Difficulty/Speed Nationals (upcoming)
• 1 Boulder/Speed Local cosanctioned with ACA
• 2 Team BC Training Camps Youth Boulder & Open Boulder
• SCBC coordinated and hosted one competition using The Boulders Climbing Gym
• SCBC is working with the CEC to coordinate and host Youth/Open Difficulty/Speed Nationals using The Boulders Climbing Gym
• SCBC introduced competition climbing to two new BC climbing gyms Arq Mountain Centre and the SFU Climbing Gym
• SCBC supported 10 different gyms’ host competitions thanks to Arq Mountain Centre, The Edge, Climb Base5, Gneiss Climbing, BoulderHouse Climbing, Project Abbotsford, The Hive North Shore, Richmond Olympic Oval, SFU Climbing Gym and Cliffhanger Climbing
• SCBC hosted competition registration via our website for a gym fun competition Off Belay! at Project Climbing Cloverdale

Team BC

• SCBC provided Team BC uniforms for all athletes and coaches
• The Team BC Coaching Team, made up of a Team Manager and coaches from supporting club teams, supported all BC athletes at National events including looking after all appeals
• All Team BC athletes had the opportunity to participate in Team BC Training Camps lead by the Team BC Coaching Team prior to Youth Boulder Nationals and Open Boulder Nationals
• SCBC began work on a new BC Teams program to create High Performance and Development streams for our athletes that will begin with an evaluation camp in June.
• SCBC sent 14 athletes to the World Youth Climbing Championships in Innsbruck, Austria
• SCBC sent 21 athletes to PanAmerican Youth Championships in Montréal with three podiums
• SCBC sent 52 athletes to Youth Boulder Nationals with 3 of 8 National Champions and eight podiums
• SCBC sent 19 athletes to Open Boulder Nationals with 2 of 2 National Champions and three podiums