Reminders for Bouldering Provincials

If you have not previously climbed at Altitude Kanata, you will need to sign a waiver before you can compete this weekend. A link to the waiver is below (there is no online version). Even if you have a current waiver at the Gatineau gym, you must complete a copy specifically for Kanata. Please download the form and bring a completed version with you on Saturday morning – it will make the sign in process at registration much quicker.


Athlete Entrance to ISO
Athletes may not enter through the main entrance. Please see the below map for the isolation entrance. 

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It is recommended to bring indoor shoes for while at the gym as outdoor boots will not be allowed in the gym.

Electronics in iso
A reminder to all of our athletes and coaches that wifi and/or data enabled electronics are NOT ALLOWED in iso. Please leave all of your electronics with your supporters OUTSIDE of iso.
Violations of this rule will be dealt with by the head judge.

Registration Deadline for Provincials
A reminder that the deadline for registering for Bouldering provincials is Tuesday, December 12th at 11:59pm. No exceptions will be made for anyone who misses this deadline.


The officials schedule can be found here


CEC Announces New High Performance Director

Press Release

December 7th, 2017

Calgary, Alberta.

Climbing Escalade Canada appoints High Performance Director

Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Thomson as it’s High Performance Director.  Jeff brings a wealth of experience in High Performance programming through his many years at Gymnastics Canada.


While Jeff was the National Program Director for Gymnastics Canada the Men’s National Team achieved its best ever team results. Jeff has a long resume of being an important contributor in building Gymnastics Canada, and we believe he will be an important driver in the ongoing development of the CEC.

Jeff has a history of building strong relationships with coaches, athletes, clubs and provincial sports organizations.  Additionally, he brings critical insight and understanding of the key stakeholder organizations in the Canadian high performance sport system, like Sport Canada, Canadian Olympic Committee and Own The Podium. As a new Olympic Sport, forging strong relationships and working collaboratively with these organizations is critical to the ongoing development of the CEC in which Jeff will play an integral role.

We are excited and look forward to working with Jeff and the team he builds, and will communicate our progress with you as we move forward.

We wanted to share an excerpt from Jeff’s cover letter to the CEC when applying for the role of High Performance Director.

“I believe that Canada can become a consistent producer of World-class competitors.  The current result of the athletes such as Sean McColl and Alana Yip demonstrate that we have the expertise and facilities to create champions, now we need to develop the capacity, at all levels, to do so on a predicable, consistent basis”

We couldn’t agree more.

CEC Board of Directors

Steve Frangos – Chair
Sebastian Powell  – Vice Chair
Malek Taleb – Treasurer
Greg Locke  – Secretary
Dung Nguyen  – Director at Large
Sean McColl –  Athlete Representative

Greg Locke,

Provincials Provisional Schedule Options

The OCF is looking at a couple provisional schedules at the moment.  If we can get enough volunteers to have three sets of 5 problems judged at once, we will be going with the shorter schedule, in yellow.  If not, we’ll use the longer green schedule and have 2 sets of 5 problems running at once.  These schedule are both still provisional and the times are only estimates, but the differences in iso closing times for certain categories are large enough that people looking to plan their travel arrangements should be aware.  The final schedule along with running orders will be published on the Wednesday before the competition as always.  If we get the required number of judges to run the shorter schedule we will make an announcement confirming it as soon as we can.  Anyone interested in volunteering can email our volunteer coordinator:


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Provincials Hotel Information

There are 2 hotels offering a group rate for the competition:
  1. Fairfield Inn (walking distance to the gym)
  2. Holiday Inn (which is right beside the Kanata Centrum i.e. factory outlet).
Due to fact that the Ottawa Senators are playing against the Montreal Canadians on the Saturday night, please book as soon as possible to insure availability.

578 Terry Fox Dr, Kanata ON K2L 4G8
A full hot buffet breakfast is included.
Friday December 15th – $169 standard room with one King bed, $189 for king suite with king bed and double sofa-bed
Saturday December 16th – $199 standard room with one king bed, $219 for king suite with king bed and double sofa-bed
For anyone wishing to make reservations, please call the hotel at 613-599-7767 and ask for the “Altitude Gym Kanata preferred rate”.

101 Kanata Ave, Kanata ON K2T 1E6
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The Backup URL just in case the link fails for any reason.
Two Queen Beds – Altitude Gym Preferred Rate $149.95 (Regular Rate $199.95)
Open concept room with two queen beds side by side.
Deluxe Queen Suite – Altitude Gym Preferred Rate $159.95 (Regular Rate $209.95)
Suite style room with a queen bed in the bedroom. French doors separate the bedroom from the living area. There is a sofa bed in the living room as well as a TV in each room.
Executive King Room – Altitude Gym Preferred Rate $189.95 (Breakfast for two Included.) (Regular Rate $229.95)
Open concept room with one King size bed. Located on restricted access floors. Breakfast for two included.
Executive Queen Suite – Altitude Gym Preferred Rate $189.95 (Breakfast for two Included.) (Regular Rate $229.95)
Suite style similar to our Deluxe Queen Suite with additions of upgraded bathroom amenities and robe, located on restricted access floors. In room safe. Breakfast for two included.


Ontario Bouldering Provincials 2017

Registration is now open for eligible athletes to compete at OCF Bouldering Provincials at Altitude Gym in Kanata, Ontario on December 16th/17th 2017.
Below are the lists of Ontario athletes that are eligible to compete.
Note: Invitations will NOT be issued to athletes. It is the athlete/parents responsibility to register for Provincials before the deadline Tuesday, December 12th at 11:59 pm.
Any Ontario Open competitor is eligible to register as only youth competitors are restricted to top 20.
Registration can be completed here

Junior Category
A Category
B Category
C Category
D Category

Judging Clinic Announcement

Attention All Volunteers, Potential Volunteers, Judges and Potential Judges!!!

The OCF is happy to announce the following Judging Clinic date. Please note that we are offering the clinics this year on weekends when there is not a competition scheduled. We are hoping that this will encourage more people to attend the clinics and you can find a clinic being offered closer to home.



Head Judge facilitating Clinic

Saturday, November 11, 2017 9:00 am  

True North Climbing –North York, On

 Barry Dykeman

The clinic is for those volunteers who would like to learn to judge. The clinics will run approximately 2 hours in length and will cover both bouldering and difficulty judging. If you have already judged in the past and would like a “refresher” you are also more than welcome to attend the clinic.


Please let Lorraine know if you plan on attending any of the clinics so that numbers can be tracked.

Please email Lorraine Winger at


***N.B If you want to judge you must have attended one of the judging clinics that we offer or have attended a prior judging clinic run by the OCF.



ATTENTION :  A, Junior and Open Competitors

With the format this season for Local Competitions this provides you a chance to “give back” and get involved in volunteering. This can be done at the local comps on Sundays when the younger age groups (B and C ) are competing or the Scramble Comp dates for D and E competitors. You can also check off some of your *High School Volunteer Hours if that is something that will also help you!!

(*Please bring the required forms that you need or requirements that are necessary with you so that we can help you achieve your volunteer hours easily)

Please see the information with regards to the judging clinics and dates that the OCF is offering.  If you want to judge you must have attended one of the judging clinics that we offer (or have offered in the past prior to judging at a competition).


Please email Lorraine Winger at if you plan on attending any of the clinics so that numbers can be tracked.


***N.B If you want to judge you must have attended one of the judging clinics that we offer or have attended a prior judging clinic run by the OCF.