Posts

349

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 🙂

20180425_DefyingGravity_Poster

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!

20171019_NS_Square

November Sessions 2017

UPDATE, November 28, 2017 – The November Sessions was an amazing comp! Congrats to all 263 athletes who competed… and most importantly thank you to the sponsors, route setters, staff, spectators and volunteers, who helped to make this a killer event!

20171129_Thankyou_v2

The Categories and Top Results

Open Categories

  • Youth A (born in 2001 or 2002)
  • Junior (1999 or 2000)
  • Women: V6+ (2002 or earlier)
  • Men: V7+ (2002 or earlier)

OPEN – WOMEN
1. Jani Zoraj
2. Sally Kim
3. Rebecca Frangos

OPEN – MEN
1. Jesse Taplin
2. Guy McNamee
3. Evan Waugh

YOUTH A – WOMEN
1. Jani Zoraj
2. Brielle Zacharias
3. Lola Rabinovitch

YOUTH A – MEN
1. Guy McNamee
2. Devin Wong
3. Kindar McNamee

JUNIOR – WOMEN
1. Mika Hosoi
2. Sophie Buitendyk
3. Chloe Earle

JUNIOR – MEN
1. Adrian Kask
2. Robson Wong
3. Finn Battersby

Experienced Category
Born in 2004 or earlier

  • Women: V3-5
  • Men: V4-6

EXPERIENCED – WOMEN
1. Moria Pearson
2. Christina Hull
3. Cheryl Surya

EXPERIENCED – MEN
1. Adam Chan
2. Hongwon Jeong
3. Kyle Wu

Advanced Category
Non sanctioned SCBC event for Open athletes who did not make finals

ADVANCED – WOMEN
1. Ally Mandley
2. Chloe Earle
3. Hannah Block

ADVANCED – MEN
1. Derek Runions
2. Nick Goodall
3. Mark Fowler

Youth Categories

  • Youth B (born in 2003 or 2004)
  • Youth C (2005 or 2006)
  • Youth D (2007 or later)

YOUTH B – WOMEN
1. Sonya Colliander
2. Emi Takashiba
3. Alana Tierle

YOUTH B – MEN
1. Brennan Doyle
2. Ethan Hoffman
3. Jaxson MacDonald

YOUTH C – WOMEN
1. Sydney Bokenfohr
2. Annabelle McDonald
3. Teagan Chow

YOUTH C – MEN
1. Vail Everett
2. Connor Jones
3. Leif Bergson

YOUTH D – WOMEN
1. Sienna Chow
2. Sloan Betker
3. Amelie Everett

YOUTH D – MEN
1. Nathaniel Smith
2. Axl de Vries
3. Justin Shimokura-Lee

Recreational Category
Born in 2004 or earlier

  • Women: V0-V2
  • Men: V0-V3

RECREATION – WOMEN
1. Rina Ryu
2. Mika Abele
3. Anastasiya Lapitskaya

RECREATION – MEN
1. Mason Cheng
2. Adrian Minic
3. Trevor Kobayashi

Masters Category
Age 40 and over

MASTERS – WOMEN
1. Andrea Maerkl

MASTERS – MEN
1. Terry McColl
2. Martin Roos
3. Len Chong

Visit the Sport Climbing BC website for full results and rankings.

Thank you Sponsors!

Silver Level
Edelrid
Petzl

Bronze Level
Bomber Climbing
Boulder Denim
Black Diamond Equipment
Coast Protein
Evolv
Friction Labs
Mad Rock Canada
Milano Roasters
RYU
Scarpa
Sterling Rope


The November Sessions are back. Get ready for one of the biggest and most exciting bouldering competitions in Western Canada this Nov 25th and 26th!

This official Sport Climbing BC event will take place over two days for every age level and ability, like the Youth, Open, Recreational, Experienced and Master’s categories.

In order to prepare for and hold the competition, the gym will be closed for public climbing from November 24th-26th. Visitors are welcome to watch and cheer on the athletes!

Gym Preparation and closures:
Nov 23rd – No bouldering
Nov 24th – Gym closed
Nov 25th and 26th – The event (spectators welcome!)

The Schedule

This is the provisional schedule, which is subject to change after registration closes.

Screen Shot 2017-11-17 at 10.22.10 PM

Screen Shot 2017-11-17 at 10.22.32 PM

Tell us if you’re coming on the Facebook event.

Join us on the Facebook event.

 

20171019_Poster_logos_final_noArcteryx

How to Register

Register Now!

You must register online – click on the below button. You will be sent to the Sport Climbing BC website where you can sign in if you’re already a SCBC member. If not, you can join as a member (select “Pay as you go” – there’s a $5 membership fee). Once you’re a SCBC member, you can register for The November Sessions.

Price

  • Early Registration (until Nov 12) – $60 / $55 for recreational categories (you get an official November Sessions Comp T-shirt)
  • Late Registration (until Nov 19) – $65 / $60 Rec, Experienced and Masters categories
  • No ‘Day of’ Registrations / No Exceptions

Registration closed on Sunday, Nov 19 @ 11:59PM

Save

Save

005

Thanks for defying gravity with us!

Thanks to everyone who came out to participate in, volunteer for, and make Defying Gravity one of the most unique and fun events that Climb Base5 has hosted. A really big shout out to the 30 teams of 3 (and the T-Rex) who came inside to climb despite the glowing sunshine outside. The vibe and energy was just as intense as the sun this past weekend!

We had 15 teams make the finals, with five from each category; they were treated to an incredibly fun, creative and challenging finale! To top it of almost everyone went home with a prize or gift because our supporters were… what’s the word?… Awesome.

20170612_BusinessPromo_poster_v2
Proud supporters of the Defying Gravity team bouldering and social event: Boulder Denim, Black Diamond, Central City Brewers and Distillers, Edelrid, High Performance Climbing Walls, JJ Bean, Mad Rock Canada, Sattva Climbing, and The Parkside Brewery

It was the first time CB5 put together this unique event with the goal of making it “not-your-average climbing-comp”. Our competitors, staff and volunteers made it a huge success, and we’re already brainstorming for the next one! In the meantime, enjoy the photos below… and a great big thank-you to the participants, volunteers, spectators and everyone who made Defying Gravity amazing!

Save

Save

Save

DSC_7274

The November Sessions 2016

UPDATE,  November 21, 2016 – The November Sessions was a big success thanks to all the volunteers, athletes, staff, sponsors, spectators and routesetters. It was the biggest November Sessions we’ve organized with 286 athletes coming through the doors to compete in the Open, Youth, Advanced, Experienced, Recreational and Master’s categories during the two-day event.

Thanks to all the volunteers, athletes, staff, sponsors, spectators and routesetters for making this weekend's November Sessions awesome!

Thanks to all the volunteers, athletes, staff, sponsors, spectators and routesetters for making this weekend’s November Sessions awesome!

How did we do?

Help us make the next November Sessions even better by filling out this short survey! Thanks for sharing your ideas and feedback!

*If you have trouble seeing the form above, click here.


If you’re on Facebook, you can see the event updates on the The November Sessions Facebook event page.

The Categories and Results

Open Categories

  • Youth A (born in 2000 or 2001)
  • Junior (1998 or 1999)
  • Women: V6+ (2001 or earlier)
  • Men: V7+ (2001 or earlier)

WOMEN’S OPEN
1. Jani Zoraj
2. Tiffany Melius
3. Lucie Horzova

MEN’S OPEN
1. Kin Wah Lai
2. Ivan Luo
3. Jesse Taplin

Youth Categories

  • Youth B (born in 2002 or 2003)
  • Youth C (2004 or 2005)
  • Youth D (2006 or later)

YOUTH B – WOMEN
1. Sonya Colliander
2. Brielle Zacharias
3. Lola Rabinovitch

YOUTH B – MEN
1. Kindar McNamee
2. Guy McNamee
3. Ben Newman

YOUTH C – WOMEN
1. Maki Koci
2. Teagan Chow
3. Kalina Pawelec

YOUTH C – MEN
1. Connor Jones
2. Finn Fraser Grathwol
3. Cooper MacDonald

YOUTH D – WOMEN
1. Winter Robichaud
2. Alison Timmer
3. Ceddar Pidgeon

YOUTH D – MEN
1. Jack Anthony
2. Travis Tetrault
3. Axl de Vries

Advanced Category

  • Registrants for the Open categories (incl. Youth A and Junior) who don’t make Open Finals can register for the Advanced Category.

ADVANCED – WOMEN
1. Hannah Block
2. Chloe Earle
3. Sabrina Griffin

ADVANCED – MEN
1. Simon Griffin
2. Hayden Jones
3. Marcus Ducayen

Download the Advanced results

Experienced Categories
Born in 2003 or earlier

  • Women: V3-5
  • Men: V4-6

EXPERIENCED – WOMEN
1. Ally Mandley
2. Moira Pearson
3. Christina Hull

EXPERIENCED – MEN
1. Mirza Ahmad
2. Nick Goodall
3. Nemanja Jovicic

Recreational Categories
Born in 2003 or earlier

  • Women: V0-V2
  • Men: V0-V3

RECREATION – WOMEN
1. Diana Emelianova
2. Elise Muller
3. Alexa Hurney

RECREATION – MEN
1. Alec Reichenback
2. Matthew Shin
3. David Klocek

Masters Category
Born in 1977 or earlier

MASTERS – WOMEN
1. Alison Koci
2. Andrea Maerkl

MASTERS – MEN
1. Len Chong
2. Terry McColl
3. Shane Murdoch
3. Doug Thompson

Visit the Sport Climbing BC website for full results and rankings.

The Sponsors

Silver Level
Blicard
Boulder Denim
Browns Social House
Clif Bar
Evolv
Five Ten
Grand Wall Equipment
La Sportiva
Mammut
Scarpa
Sterling Rope

Bronze Level
Black Diamond Equipment
High Performance Climbing Walls
Mad Rock Canada
Metolius
Petzl
Squamish Rock Guides
Quick Draw Publications

Photos

Day 1


View the album


View the Day 1 album by Shane Murdoch

Day 2


View the Day 2 album of the Experienced & Masters categories by Kyle Rurak


View the Day 2 album by Ken Chow


See the Day 2 album by Shane Murdoch


Our highly anticipated annual bouldering competition “The November Sessions” will take place from November 19th to 20th. This official Sport Climbing BC event will take place over two days for every age level and ability, like the Youth, Open, Recreational, Experienced and Master’s categories.

The gym will be closed to public climbing from Nov. 17th – 20th.

In order to prepare for and hold the competition, the gym will be closed for public climbing from November 17th-20th. Visitors are welcome to watch and cheer on the athletes!

Event Program

Screen Shot 2016-11-19 at 7.07.59 AM

Screen Shot 2016-11-19 at 7.08.29 AM

How to Register

Click on the below button. You will be sent to the Sport Climbing BC website where you can sign in if you’re already a SCBC member. If not, you can join as a member (select “Pay as you go” – there’s a $5 membership fee). Once you’re a SCBC member, you can register for the November Sessions.

Price

  • Early Registration (by Nov 6) – $50 (you get an official November Sessions Comp T-shirt)
  • Late Registration (after Nov 6) – $55
  • No ‘Day of’ Registrations / No Exceptions
  • Advanced categoryRegistrations must be received no later than 1:30pm on Saturday (Nov. 19th). There’s only 35 spots for this category. Registration fee is an additional $10… or a new pair of pyjamas for kids age newborn to 16 yrs to help us support the The Christmas Pyjama Drive!

Registration closed on Sunday, Nov 13 @ 11:59PM

 

NS16-Poster-final

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

20160828_BoulderingBoard_categories3

Step out of your comfort zone with our new boulder series

Our route setters love coming up with boulders that are both creative and challenging for climbers. We’re happy to announce a new series of boulders that will get beginner to advance climbers scratching their heads to solve the problems, while having fun doing it!

We want our b5 series of boulders to get climbers to step out of their comfort zone. There will be three categories to the b5 series boulders that will help expose people to new climbing styles, provide innovative problems for climbers, and allow us to come up with boulders that will address specific climbing needs, like youth or competition development.

The categories are:

  1. Future Series – For ages 12 and under, but also good for adults!
  2. Competition Series – Represents styles and holds commonly found in boulder competitions.
  3. Training Series – Targets a specific movement or strength pattern.

20160828_BoulderingBoard_categories1

The good news: Boulders on the Tsunami Wall will change every two weeks that may include boulders and routes from the b5 series. Even better news is that b5 series boulders and routes will be set not only on the Tsunami Wall but throughout the gym – part of the fun is to find them! Just look out for the b5 series route cards.

b5series_routecard

While looking for the b5 series, you might come across boulders marked with white tags. These routes represents the average example of the V-grade or the Yosemite Decimal System (YDS) grade. We always get asked about how climbing and bouldering grade scales translate with each other. Here’s a table on how they match up.

Climbing_Bouldering_Grade_Comparison

Come to Climb Base5, try out the b5 series boulders and challenge yourself!

Save