Posts about what’s happening at the gym and general updates.

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Andrew Wilson appointed as interim National Coach for CEC

Climb Base5’s Head Coach Andrew Wilson has been appointed as interim National Coach for Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC).

Andrew’s experience and results as a coach in Canada are well known to the climbing community and involve developing world class athletes such as Open Performance Team member and 2017 Canadian triple crown champion Alannah Yip and 4-time Overall World Climbing Champion Sean McColl.

At Climb Base5, Andrew has been developing the next generation of Canadian climbers with his vision and dedication through the Climb4Life youth development program.

“Interim National Coach is an incredible accomplishment for Andrew and the entire community. Not only is it because of all the hard work and commitment, but it’s from the love for the development of the sport and, more importantly, the development of athletes into incredible human beings,” says Climb Base5 owner Daniel Poggi.

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From left: Alannah Yip, Andrew Wilson, Sean McColl

The interim position will involve Andrew overseeing, together with CEC’s High Performance Director Jeff Thompson and the High Performance Committee, all aspects of the National Team Program. This includes reviewing policies, procedures, rules and regulations that govern the High Performance program, as well as working with the personal coaches for all National team athletes on their training programs.

“I am extremely happy that Andrew has accepted my invitation to fill the National Coach position. I needed someone in that role who has an extensive and proven track record of producing Podium athletes. Andrew’s success over many years has shown to me that he has the knowledge and skills the CEC needs at this critical juncture in our development. He is not only one of the best climbing coaches I have ever met, but also one of the best overall coaches I have ever seen in any sport,” says Thomson.

Andrew will also act as the interim coach up to and including the IFSC World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria, from 6 – 16 September 2018. Following the World Championships and a review, the position of National Coach will be open to all applicants with a view to hiring a full time person.


Climb Base5 athletes take top spot in 2018 Youth Boulder Nationals

UPDATE – Climb Base 5 athletes reached the finals in six out of the eight categories at the Youth Boulder Nationals, including Mika Hosoi and Connor Jones who took top spot in their respective categories!

See below for results of our athletes. Full results can be found here.

Junior Girls

  • Mika Hosoi – 1st (Finals)
  • Sophie Buitendyk – 3rd (Finals)
  • Chloe Earle – 4th (Finals)

Junior Boys

  • Adrian Kask – 5th (Finals)
  • Hayden Jones – 8th (Semi-Finals)

Youth A Girls

  • Brielle Zacharias – 16th (Semi-Finals)

Youth A Boys

  • Ben Newman – 6th (Finals)
  • Nathan Head – 21st (Qualifiers)

Youth B Girls

  • Sonya Colliander – 3rd (Finals)
  • Maki Koci – 6th (Finals)
  • Emi Takashiba – 9th (Semi-Finals)
  • Eladee Jamieson – 33rd (Qualifiers)
  • Alana Titerle – 37th (Qualifiers)

Youth B Boys

  • Ethan Hoffman – 5th (Finals)
  • Jaxson Macdonald – 16th (Semi-Finals)
  • Finn Grathwol = 29th (Qualifiers)

Youth C Boys

  • Connor Jones – 1st (Finals)

Youth C Girls

  • Nora Roos – 18th (Semi-Finals)

February 19th – Délire Escalade – AM Categories B & C

February 19th – Délire Escalade – PM Categories: Youth A and Junior


14 February 2018: In a few days, Canada’s best and brightest youth climbers will be descending on Quebec City from February 17-19 for The North Face Youth Boulder National Championships. Of the 220 athletes expected to compete, Climb Base5 will be represented by eighteen of its youth team athletes in every category!


In preparation and to help with their training, our route-setters set comp simulation boulders which will remain on our Tsunami Wall until early March. Come try them out before they’re gone!

Held for the first time in the city of Québec, the Championships is the highest bouldering competition at a national level sanctioned by Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC). Hosted by Delire Escalade in their Ste-Foy gym, athletes between the ages of 12 & 19 from across Canada will compete in the categories of: Youth C (from ages 12-13), B (14-15), A (16-17), and Junior (18-19).


2018 will be a big year for the youth climbers. Not only will the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) 2018 Youth World Climbing Championship be held at Vancouver Island’s Boulders Climbing Gym from August 14-22, athletes will also be setting their sights on the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina from October 6-18 where sport climbing will mark its debut.


Double the fun with our special New Year’s 2-month membership deal

Keeping healthy and getting in shape is always top of the list when you make a New Year’s resolutions, and climbing is one of the best activities to do that. On top of all the physical benefits of climbing, it’s fun and social… and we’re offering a special two-month membership deal to help you kick start 2018.

This deal will only be available for purchase from January 1-14th, 2018.

Special 2-month membership deal

  • Single – $165 (save $55 compared to our one-month trial membership)
  • Youth/Student – $145 (save $53)
  • Family – $270 (save $90)
  • Deal may not be combined with any other discounts or offers
  • 2-month membership begins the day of purchase
  • Offer available from January 1st to 14th, 2018

Add on an introductory belay course for only $40!

The 2-hour lesson will teach you all the required skills for indoor climbing. Must be purchased at the same time as the 2-month membership.

Whether you’re already climbing, thinking about it, or want to offer this special membership to a friend, family or colleague; CONTACT US by coming to the gym or calling and let our friendly staff know you’re interested…

According to a Harvard report, ascending and rappelling in climbing burns more calories in 30 minutes than most sports and gym activities. So come on out and get yourself moving, doing a fun and interactive sport!



Our new and improved party room!

As we put the finishing touches on our mezzanine, which will include a workout and chill-out area, we are proud to present our new and improved party room. It’s been a labour of love with inspiration coming from both inside and outside the gym.


We had Vancouver-based Studio Bjornson Architects come up with a simple, functional, and clean design while Climb Base5’s owner Daniel and gym manager Jessica fine-tuned the details… including the bums on the wall… to hang your jackets and gear, of course!

The use of the party room is now included for any birthday party booked with us.


  • Up to 8 Participants – $279
  • Additional participants – $27 per person

Package Details:

  • Ages: 6 and up
  • 1.5 hours of climbing
  • 1 hour use of our party room
  • Pizza included (2 larges for up to 11 people / 3 larges for 12 people or more) – options are: Pepperoni, Hawaiian, Cheese, or Veggie (mushroom, black olives, onions, green peppers, spinach, and tomatoes)
  • Juice boxes included (1 per participant)
  • All safety equipment included
  • Staff Provided at a 4:1 ratio

As Daniel points out:

I love the way the way the party room turned out. I think its a comfortable and playful space that I’d love too have my party in.

Host your next birthday party at the gym or just come by and check out the majestic mountains hand-painted by our multi-talented manager Jessica!






Get 17% off in December

To celebrate the end of 2017, we’ll be discounting our Climb Time punch passes and intro belay course by 17% for the month of December. This is a great deal to get you climbing during the holidays… and it’s also an awesome Christmas present!

Discounts for the Climb Time Passes and Introductory Belay Course are available between Dec 1-31st, 2017

Climb Time Passes

Whether you want to give climbing a try or are a not-yet-belay-certified climber, our Climb Time Sessions are designed for you to have fun climbing. Our staff set up the gear and manage the ropes for you during this 2 hour climbing session. With our discounted punch passes in December, you get a great deal on climbing worry free!

  • 4 punch pass: $90 (normally $109)
  • 12 punch pass: $219 (normally $264)
  • Passes can be used until Jan 31st, 2019
  • Call us or visit the gym to purchase one

Introductory Belay Course

Want to start rock climbing or ready to move to the next step from our Climb Time sessions?

Our introductory belay course with a certified trainer will teach you all the required skills for indoor climbing including: safety practices, proper set-up of equipment, climbing knot, verbal commands and belaying technique (rope management system).

  • 2-hour belay course and orientation
  • ages 14+
  • $57 (normally $69)
  • Call us or visit the gym to purchase one
  • Our intro belay course takes place Mondays and Thursdays 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm / Sundays 11:30 am – 1:30 pm – BOOK NOW

Don’t forget that we also have Gift Cards available too!