True North is proud to be hosting the OCF Youth Difficulty (roped climbing) Provincial Championships on April 25th and 26th. This event is also an adult competition: the Ontario stop of the CEC National Difficulty Series. We are expecting about 150 competitors for this weekend. This competition will disrupt our normal operations as follows:
Tuesday April 21st:
The routes in the back room (where the lead cave is) will be thinned out to one route per rope. At 10pm, the back room will be closed off for the rest of the week, as the setters strip the remaining routes and start setting for the comp.
Wednesday, April 22nd:
The back room is closed. The remaining routes on the tall walls will be thinned out to one route per rope. At 10pm, belay bars 41 and higher will be closed off for the rest of the week, as the setters strip the remaining routes on the tall walls and set for the comp.
Thursday April 23rd and Friday April 24th:
The south half of the gym is closed, except for the “J”. The north half of the gym is unaffected, including the main bouldering wall, the slacklines and belay bars 1-40.
Saturday April 25th:
The gym is closed all day for the qualifying rounds of the competition. Spectators are welcome.
Sunday, April 26th:
The gym is closed until 6pm for the semi-final and final rounds of the competition. Spectators are welcome. At 6pm the north half of the gym will reopen for members and day pass/punch card users. There will be no Introductory Lessons available that evening. The north half of the gym will be available, including the main bouldering wall, the slacklines and belay bars 1-40.
Monday, April 27th:
The second annual Master Setter Competition will take place during the day, helping us get new routes up very quickly on all the tall walls disrupted by the competition. By Monday evening, there will be a ton of new routes set by great setters from across Ontario and Quebec. Come join us all this week and vote on the best routes.
We know that major events like this one have a significant impact on the gym and on our regular customers. We try our best to minimize the impact, recover as quickly as we can, and let you know what to expect in advance. We appreciate your understanding, and we hope you’ll come out to cheer on the competitors and see how strong the young climbers of Ontario are!