Central Saanich Named Competition Climbing Capital of Canada


2013 Boulders Climbing Gym

Photos by: Christian J. Stewart

The Boulders Climbing Gym and the District of Central Saanich are pleased to announce that Central Saanich has recently been named the “Competition Climbing Capital of Canada.”

The proclamation was made by a special resolution of Central Saanich Council on July 2, 2013 and acknowledges the important role that The Boulders Climbing Gym has made to the sport climbing community in Canada and throughout the world.

With an 18-metre high competition climbing wall and over 1,200 square metres of climbing space, The Boulders is one of the only facilities of its kind in North America. They have recently hosted the 2013 British Columbia Provincial Championships and the 2013 Canadian National Championships and are now gearing up to host the 2013 International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Youth Championships from August 15th to 19th.

“We understand that the Boulders facility is one of the best, if not the best, climbing training gym in North America, said Central Saanich Mayor Alistair Bryson. “We are confident that the upcoming World Youth Championships will establish our reputation as the ‘Competition Climbing Capital of Canada’ and that this will be the first of many international competitive climbing events to come to our community.”

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Mike Berard

Mike is the Cumberland, British Columbia-based editor of CMC and associate editor at KMC. Berard has worked as a writer for 15 years, and has held the editorship at both SBC Skier Magazine and The Ski Journal. His work frequently appears in better outdoor titles. He is a contributing editor and writer at RedBull...

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