Winter can be a tough time for climbers (well those who don’t climb ice anyway), but this month there is lots going on indoors to keep us occupied and inspired.
Here is a quick synopsis of what’s going on in the GTA this month – for more info and links to the event sites scroll down.
Recreational Bouldering Competitions
If you are looking to challenge yourself and break into competition climbing in a very relaxed, and fun way check out these events. There will be a range of difficulty in the problems so they are perfect if it is your first comp or your 21st.
January 13th Bloc Buster, Climber’s Rock, Burlington ON
Register online or at the door for the Rec category.
January 27th Bloctopia, Boulderz Etobicoke, Etobicoke ON – both adult and Jr competitions
Register online at:
Watch some of Ontario’s Strongest to Head to Head in Finals – Live or from your couch.
If you are looking for some excitement to get you hyped for winter training, or just want to see some amazing bouldering; the finals at any one of these events are bound to be amazing. If you are going to the event look forward to great music, big crowds, and maybe some freebies tossed into the crowds from sponsors. There are also some opportunities to watch finals online (links provided below where available).
January 13th Bloc Buster Finals, Climber’s Rock, Burlington ON
For live Streaming:
January 20th Slabmasters Finals, Hub climbing, Markham ON
No word on whether there will be streaming for this event.
January 27th Ontario Open Series Finals, Bloctopia, Boulderz Etobicoke, Etobicoke ON
There will be live streaming for finals – stay tuned for the link.
Women’s Climbing Events: Connect, Learn and Crush
And lastly but certainly the most exciting for me, are the women’s climbing events planned by some amazing and inspired women. These meetups are suitable for all experience and skill levels.
January 19th HWCG at Gravity, Hamilton ON –
A casual get together for all female-identified trans, genderqueer, and non-binary folk. With the goal of fostering stronger climbers, relationships, and communities. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
January 28th WTFNB climbing at Basecamp, Toronto ON
wtfnb climbing is an event to welcome and encourage women, trans folks, femmes and non-binary folks to start and keep climbing. The gym will be closed to the general public so remember to grab yourself a ticket!
A 20 year anniversary is worth celebrating! Join Rock Oasis for their party marking 20 years of climbing.
If there is an event we missed or upcoming later this year let us know!
And a special shoutout to the Core Climbing who had a ladies only climbing night earlier this month but the post was too late.