The Kam Lake Bouldering Gym Is Permanently Closed

Hello Climbers of Yellowknife,

The YKCC’s bouldering gym in Kam Lake is permanently closed. We’ve donated our collection of climbing holds to the City of Yellowknife so they can be used for the new wall in the Fieldhouse.

There will unfortunately be no indoor climbing in Yellowknife until the City’s wall opens. We anticipate this will be in early March.

Cheers,
YKCC

Outdoor climbing events

We’ve got two climbing events coming up next week!
July 19 – Big Crack, 6-9
July 26 – Ravine, 6-9
  • All climbers will have to fill out a new waiver at the event for outdoor climbing.
  • All climbers must be members in good standing and have paid their $10 annual member ship fee.
  • YKCC gear will be made available on a first come-first served basis.
  • Only those trained on last year’s outdoor course or who can demonstrate a similar level of proficiency may belay or set ropes. The event’s organizers may remove privileges for these activities to anyone who shows a lack of understanding or who demonstrates unsafe behavior

Outdoor climbing courses!

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We’re holding two new outdoor climbing courses: one for beginners and one for advanced climbers able to take on 5.9 or greater or who have completed last year’s beginners’ course.

The beginners will gain some top rope training and belaying, the advanced group will learn how to run lead climbing including sport leading and trad leading (time allowing).

If you want in, bring $100 to the climbing club gym in Kam Lake. There’s only 12 spots in total, with six for each class.

Both groups will be meeting at Big Crack, more details are available here:
http://ykclimbingclub.ca/big-crack-burwash/

Outdoor Climbing Night – Big Crack

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Help the YKCC kick off the summer climbing season with two June climbing events.

June 8, 6:00 – 9:00: Big Crack
Meet at the trailhead on the Dettah road for a twenty minute walk in.

June 15, 6:00 – 9:00: Ravine
Meet at the trailhead on the highway for a 10 minute walk in.

Details:

  • All climbers will have to fill out a new waiver at the event for outdoor climbing.
  • All climbers must be members in good standing and have paid their $10 annual member ship fee.
  • YKCC gear will be made available on a first come-first served basis.
  • Only those trained on last year’s outdoor course or who can demonstrate a similar level of proficiency may belay or set ropes. The event’s organizers may remove privileges for these activities to anyone who shows a lack of understanding or who demonstrates unsafe behavior.