We’re about 3 weeks away from hosting the Eastern Regional Championship of the Tour de Bloc Bouldering series on Saturday March 23rd, and we are getting pretty excited because:
- The best climbers from across eastern Canada will be coming to compete for a spot on the Canadian climbing team. With a World Cup Bouldering event on the schedule in Hamilton this June, there is more reason to fight for a spot on the team this year!
- We are getting amazing support from hold companies for this event, with 6 companies contributing a lot of their product to sponsor the 8 final problems. Together with the large hold orders we have also made for this event, we will have a ton of shiny new stuff on the walls, and our setters will have a field day with their new toys.
- Jody Miall from Coyote Rock Gym and our own Shaun Hunter will be the co-chief routesetters for the event. Kellen Tapley will also be coming down from Ottawa to bolster the team. Together with our regular staff setters, we’ll have some great setting talent to challenge the climbers.
- RogersTV will be in the house to cover the event for later broadcast.
This will be the biggest, and hopefully the best comp we have hosted, so do not miss out.
In addition to the excitement of having many of the top climbers in the country competing in the Open category, we are of course still offering Youth, Recreational and Experienced categories as well. While the stakes are higher in Open, for the rest of us it’s another great opportunity to have fun climbing great problems together.
Please note that we will not be restoring all qualifier problems after the comp. We bring in a night setting crew to get the gym back in order for regular business on the Sunday morning after the comp, and that is a big job. We have found that it’s much more efficient to put up new problems than put all the qualifiers back up. So if you want to climb these problems, you need to come to the comp!
Registration is now open at http://www.tourdebloc.com/tdb/register/.
A comp tank top is included in the registration fee only if payment is received on or before March 10th. Payment can be made at the gym, or online at http://truenorthclimbing.com/payment-for-tour-de-bloc-eastern-regionals/