December 4, 2013, Vancouver, BC – Things will be buzzing at The Hive Climbing Centre in Vancouver on Saturday December 7, 2013 as the Sport Climbing Association of British Columbia (SCBC) hosts its third bouldering competition of the season. The competition is also a stop for the national bouldering competition series, called Tour de Bloc.
This is an opportunity to see some of the best competition climbing athletes in the province take on a series of challenging problems, as they compete in the third of four sanctioned Bouldering competitions that will ultimately lead to the Bouldering Provincial Championships in Abbotsford on February 8th, 2013.
Bouldering is one of three disciplines in competition climbing, but unlike lead/difficulty – where climbers try to overcome challenges and obstacles to get as high as they can on an 18-metre wall – or speed – where climbers try to get up a 15-metre wall as fast as they can – bouldering is done without the aid of ropes as climbers try to solve a series of routes, obstacles and challenges (called problems) that, at most, take them only 5-6 metres above the gym floor.
Competition at The Hive begins at 9:00 am Saturday with qualifying rounds in the Youth B, C and D categories, while competition in the Open, Youth A and Junior categories begins at Noon. Qualifying in the Experienced and Recreational categories begins at 3:00 pm, while finals for the Open categories begin at 7:30 pm.
The Hive is located at 520 Industrial Avenue in Vancouver, BC. Spectators are welcome and admission to the event is free of charge. Further details can be found on the Hive web site at http://www.hiveclimbing.com/tour-de-bloc/ or by calling the gym at 604-683-4483.
About The Hive
The Hive is Vancouver’s only bouldering gym. It is a response to a great need seen within Vancouver: the need for a climbing space that supports the vibrant climbing community in the lower mainland. With 10,000 square-feet of climbing space, the Hive offers a massive amount of varied climbing terrain and beginners and experts alike will find something to challenge them to the fullest. Further details may be found on their web at http://www.hiveclimbing.com/
About Sport Climbing Association of British Columbia (SCBC)
The Sport Climbing Association of British Columbia (SCBC) was established in 2012 to be the Provincial Sport Organization for competition climbing in British Columbia and to foster and promote the growth of competition climbing throughout the Province. Learn more at www.sportclimbingbc.ca.
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