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

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Summer Social + Block Party

Summer’s the perfect time for a party… and on Saturday, July 28th we’ll be throwing a bash for our neighborhood. There’s going to be beats, games, BBQ, and beer. We’ll even have belayers staffed so if you need a belay or you’ve never climbed before, our staff will show you the ropes 🙂

$10 Entry (non-members) / $5 (members)
Entry gets you a Burger/Hotdog, and 1 beer + Climbing

The party starts at 2pm and will run all afternoon and evening till 8pm. Come by to climb, chill, chat and enjoy the summer vibe with us!

 

Some more details:

  • Gym stays open all day (everyone is welcome to come in!)
  • BBQ (cooked by staff) will include Meat and Veggie Burgers, Meat and Veggie Hot Dogs, and Sides. Additional Beers, Burgers and Hot Dogs can be purchased on site.
  • We’ll have 4 belayers on hand from 4-6pm and 6-8pm for new climbers or those who want to climb with a belayer.
  • Games: Slackline, Ladder Toss, Bocce, Jenga…
  • 2 for 1 Belay Course Giftcard will be available for purchase during the party.
  • Buy a ticket and you’ll automatically be entered into a draw for a monthly membership give-a-way!

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Summer Climbing Pass for 2018

Take advantage of our special pre-Canada Day summer climbing pass for two months!

Whether you want to keep climbing, on a stay-cation, or visiting VanCity over the summer, this two-month deal is well worth it… And if you want to learn to climb and belay, we have an option to add our introductory belay course to your pass for half price!

  • Price $150 (savings of $70 compared to if you buy 2 one-month passes)
  • 2-month pass starting the day of purchase
  • Option to add an intro belay course for half price ($35)
  • On sale at the gym from June 25th to July 1st (Mon-Sun)

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Come into the gym to ask questions or purchase your pass.

We’ll also be hanging out and managing a 24ft outdoor climbing wall from 12pm-8pm in the Adventure Park at Coquitlam’s Canada Day celebration on Sunday, July 1, 2018.

Come by to say hi, climb the wall, ask questions to our friendly staff… it’ll also be the last chance you get to buy a summer pass!

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Kombucha on tap!

We’re happy to announce that we’ve partnered with Wisdom Kombucha to offer visitors and climbers the cold, fresh, effervescent, light and thirst quenching drink at the gym… a perfect post-climb drink that’s good for the body, mind and soul!

Making great kombucha is a true art and takes time to learn. Family-run Wisdom Kombucha has been making the beverage for three generations and they brew it right here in Vancouver using only the best quality local organic ingredients. We’re happy to have it available for our community – just talk to our friendly staff about getting a bottle or a refill.

  • $11 to fill a growler (1L) (Growlers can be purchased for $3)
  • $5 for a cup (375ml)

Known as for its health benefits for the heart, brain and gut, kombucha is an ancient tea-based beverage that was originally consumed in China more than 2,000 years ago for its detoxifying and energising properties which then found its way to Russia and then the West. Kombucha is now enjoying a huge popularity surge here in BC because it’s a great substitute for pop and is a natural source of energy that is bubbling with probiotics, B vitamins, vitamin C, antioxidants and helpful enzymes and amino acids.

Wisdom Kombucha is an all day drink that can be enjoyed any time!

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New surprises for the 2nd annual Defying Gravity bouldering comp and social!

The event was amazing!

Thank you to the participants, volunteers, and sponsors who helped make it happen…

And the winners are…

After 30 individual climbs and 5 team challenges, here are your winning teams for each category. Not only do they have the bragging rights, we’re making a Defying Gravity trophy and inscribing the winners names so it’s also going to be permanent and for all to see at the gym!

Novice

  1. No One’s Overhung like Gaston
  2. Ninjas in Pajamas
  3. B

Advanced

  1. No Gravity
  2. Fresh off The Couch
  3. Team Betazoid

Expert

  1. Crimpin’ Crushers
  2. Sweet N’ Lo
  3. 3 Kids with a Problem

Sponsors


It’s baaaaaack…. based on the overwhelming interest, support and fun people had with last year’s first-ever Defying Gravity bouldering competition and social, we’re bringing it back again for this year. There’s going to be more challenges and games that’ll make this “not-your-average” and most unique climbing comp of the year in Metro Vancouver!

It’s going to be social. It’s going to be about teamwork. It’s going to be a wicked time… Register as a team or sign up on your own (we’ll put you on a team) and face off against other teams with new boulder problems to try and our spicy-constructed team challenges.

This event is for everyone in a fun, relaxed, and supportive environment… If you’ve never climbed in a comp situation and want to give it a try, this is for you. If you’ve had some comp experience, this will be something that you’ve never seen before where you’ll have to trust your instincts, close your eyes, leap and hope you picked the right teammates 🙂

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Defying Gravity – Climb together, fall together, stay together.
Date: Saturday, June 16th, 2018
Time: 10am – 10pm
Price: $25 per person

The Rules

  1. Climb as a team
    • Come up with your own three-person team.
    • You can also sign up as an individual… let us know when registering for the event and we’ll organize you to be on a team.
    • All ages from 10 and up are welcome to join!
  2. Earn points as a team by climbing boulder problems and taking part in our team challenges
  3. The most points for all rounds gets your team to the finals – We’ll have a finals for the top 5 teams from all three team categories (Novice, Advanced, and Experts).
  4. Win the finals. Get an award, the glory, and, more importantly, the bragging rights!

Event Program

10am – 530pm: We’ll have a 2-hour scramble format with the focus on hardest boulders topped and most boulders topped.

  • 10am – Novice scramble *teams can be co-ed, all girls or all guys
  • 12pm – Advanced scramble *teams can be co-ed, all girls or all guys
  • 2pm – Expert scramble *co-ed teams mandatory

530pm – 10pm: The Finals, food, fun, games, awards, and general hilarity to follow ☺

  • Try all the team problems
  • Surprise social activity
  • Climbing Twister
  • Giant Jenga
  • Swag Giveaways

Deadline to register: June 15th, 2018

Sign up to the Facebook event to get updates, ask questions and hang out!

Sign up to the Facebook event to get updates, ask questions and hang out!


Click here to read the interview with TriCity News about climbing and the comp!

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Get a jump on summer!

Our popular summer camps are back! These combo climbing camps have become a staple and the standard response to “what should I do with my kids?” that parents often ask themselves as summer approaches.

This summer we’ll be offering our always fun and adventurous half-day climbing fundamentals camp, our rockin’ rad cycling camp with iRide/Cycling BC, and our jolly jumping gymnastics camp with Club Aviva.

Pick a camp (or two)… just remember to sign up fast as spaces are limited!

 


Half-day Climbing Fundamentals

Increase the fun this summer and find excitement and adventure with our awesome Summer Break Camps. Our program covers the basics of setting up and managing climbing safety systems, and provides instruction and coaching on the basics of climbing movement. Each day’s lesson features fun games and activities that help anchor new skills. Our coaches will inspire and challenge campers to reach their full potential and climb with confidence!

Camp Details

  • Ages: 7 – 15 years old
  • Cost $225 + GST
  • Time: 9am to 1pm

Dates

  • Week 1: July 9-13, 2018 (Mon-Fri)
  • Week 2: July 16-20, 2018 (Mon-Fri)
  • Week 3: July 23-27, 2018 (Mon-Fri)
  • Week 4: July 30-Aug 3, 2018 (Mon-Fri)
  • Week 5: Aug 13-17, 2018 (Mon-Fri)
  • Week 6: Aug 20-24, 2018 (Mon-Fri)

Register here: https://www.climbbase5.com/book/summer-break-camp-2018


Climbing + Cycling Camp

Our week-long full day summer camp offers a great introduction to climbing and multi-discipline biking. This camp combines both indoor and outdoor activities and partners with Cycling BC’s iRide program.

We’ve partnered with Cycling BC’s iRide program to provide a week-long full-day biking & rock climbing camp that offers a fun, safe, educational and exciting introduction to rock-climbing and multi-discipline biking.

Each day participants will start with a iRide cycling session and learn how to ride a velodrome bicycle, learn BMX jumps and perfect their mountain bike skills. In the afternoon, participants will be learning how to belay, top-rope and climb faster than ever before at Climb Base5. Each day includes 3hrs of cycling and 3hrs of rock climbing.

Camp Details

  • July 30th – August 3rd, 2018
  • 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • $319 + GST
  • Ages: 9 – 12 years old
  • Participants ability: Level 4 and 5
  • All equipment provided
  • Drop-off at Climb Base5 each day at 9am
  • Pick-up at Climb Base5 each day at 330pm
  • Pre- and post-care is available (Pre-care is from 8am to 9am ($30 for the week) / Post-care is from 330pm to 5pm ($30 for the week).

Register here: https://www.climbbase5.com/book/iride-camp


Climbing + Gymnastics Camp

Open to children ages 7 – 14, this weekly 9:00am-3:30pm combo camp will have participants climbing and bouncing all over. Participants will spend half the day (3 hours) with Club Aviva playing games, doing crafts, and learning gymnastics skills and the other half the day (3 hours) with Climb Base5 learning rock climbing techniques, belaying and playing games.

Please bring a lunch and two snacks. Lunch will be from 12:00 – 12:30 and there will be two snack breaks.

Both Club Aviva and Climb Base5 have friendly and experienced certified instructors that are eager and excited to teach your children in a fun, safe, unique environment!

Camp Details

  • Ages: 7 – 14 years old
  • Price: $349 + GST per week
  • Time: 9am to 3:30pm
  • Week 1: July 9-13, 2018 (Mon-Fri)
  • Week 2: July 16-20, 2018 (Mon-Fri)
  • Week 3: July 23-27, 2018 (Mon-Fri)
  • Week 4: July 30-Aug 3, 2018 (Mon-Fri)
  • Week 6: Aug 13-17, 2018 (Mon-Fri)
  • Week 7: Aug 20-24, 2018 (Mon-Fri)

To register, please visit Club Aviva’s registration page.

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