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Bouldering Nationals: Qualifications Results

Qualifications for the Canadian Bouldering Championships in Montreal’s Bloc Shop went off perfectly.

Eric Sethna placed fourth and will be in the semis tonight.  Photo Pam Eveleigh
Eric Sethna placed fourth and will be in the semis tonight. Photo Pam Eveleigh

Today Montreal’s newest climbing gym, Bloc Shop, hosts the CEC bouldering nationals.

This is the final stop of the CEC circuit for the year. All Canadian climbers who aspire to be on the Canadian National team and haven’t yet accumulated the necessary points came to give their best efforts to secure their chance to represent their country on the world cup circuit. Climbers from all over Canada came to test themselves through three rounds of competition.

This morning at 8 a.m. the qualifying round began. Climbers had to test themselves on five very different problems. The usual suspects such as Sean Mccoll, Eric and Elise Sethna, Thomasina Pidgeon were all present but by no means was their spot in semi finals guaranteed.

A strong field with many hungry young climbers put up an outstanding fight. Moving into semi finals, for the women are Elisa Sethna in first, Hung Ying Lee in second, and Alyssa Weber in third.

For the men, Sean McColl secured a first place qualifying spot, followed by Eric Sethna and Sebastien Lazure in 2nd and 3rd respectively.

45 women competed and 22 advance to semis.

59 men competed and 23 advance to semis.

Men’s Results

Women’s Results

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Canadian National Bouldering Championships

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