The official 2015 YKCC Climbing Comp t-shirt design has been finalized! It was designed by local artist Andrew Hall aka Hallartist. The design will be printed on American Apparel t-shirts at YK’s own Erasmus Apparel.
Tomorrow night, the YKCC is offering a short course on setting climbing routes. The course will be taught by Wayne LeBlanc, a visiting climber with years of indoor and outdoor experience.
All board members, volunteers, and experienced climbers interested in setting routes are welcome to attend. Costs will be covered by the club.
When: Tuesday, February 3rd, 5:30-7:00 PM (before public hours)
Where: The Bouldering Gym
The gym will remain open for scheduled public hours, 7-9 PM.
Remember when we mentioned elves being brought into do some work? Here’s a little taste of the work so far – more updates to come. Many thanks to those who came in over the holidays to clean up, remove holds, and paint.
Follow the progress on the gym renovation here:
Bouldering Gym Renovation January 2015
YKCC had a successful AGM. Four of its directors returned and the club welcomed three additional directors. The motion to approve a bylaw amendment to quorum passed, but will be reviewed by the new Board.
2014-15 YKCC Directors
President: Susan Saunders
Vice President: Eric Binion
Treasurer: Eric Frenette
Secretary: Sara Wong
Gym Coordinator: Laura Malone
Communications: Christopher Oland
Grants: Angus Smith
Yellowknife Climbing Club headed out for their 2014 Spring Clean Up along Old Airport Road. In total, YKCC had about 20 volunteers helping clean up the garbage.
Afterward, we celebrated at Boston Pizza.
Interesting items found: $60 in cash; a sexual enhancement device; key chain LED light.
The YKCC had a strong turn out for its inaugural climbing competition. YKCC volunteers reset the walls in the gym, building 36 new fun and challenging routes for the 11 youths and 40 adults who came out to climb, slack line, eat some BBQ, and enjoy the beautiful sunny weather!
Youth female: Charlotte Coutu
Youth male: Shaheed Livingstone
Novice Adult Female: Rosanna Nicol (1230 points)
Novice Adult Male: Alex Kmet (1098 points)
Advanced Adult Female: Shaira Somani (1370 points)
Advanced Adult Male: Andrew Hall (1530 points)
The YKCC would like to thank its sponsors Air North, Flashed, Metolius, NWT Brewing Co, and Overlander for the prizes that they donated. We would also like to thank the competitors, members, and all the volunteers!