It’s that time of year again! Dust off your climbing shoes and get ready for the YKCC’s climbing festival. The festival will be held on May 6th at the YKCC gym and will include our annual competition, free climbing lessons for beginners, a BBQ, and prize giveaways.
We’ll have 30 new routes set by our mystery route setter. That means our current routes won’t be up for long. Climb them while you can!
This is a family-friendly event. Bring the kids, bring your parents – no experience required!
Our competitions are open to all skill levels, even absolute beginners. You can learn about the process here: YKCC Competition Format
Love climbing at the YKCC gym, but don’t come enough for a monthly pass? Grab a 10 Punch Pass and save 10% off our regular drop-in fee.
Adult – $90
Youth – $45
Route setting school is open to the public, but preference will be given to YKCC volunteers and members. YKCC volunteers are strongly encouraged to attend.
RSVP to ykclimbingclub at gmail dot com so we can confirm a place for you.
Free climbing this Sunday afternoon. A non-perishable food item gets you a 2-for-1 climbing coupon. Thanks to the NWT Recreation and Parks Association for making this event possible.
Remember to come out to City Hall on Thursday, December 8th for the budget deliberations. FREE BEER!
Thank you to the NWT Recreation & Parks Association for supporting this event!
We will be trying out some new weekend hours at the gym. The gym will now be opened 10 AM-12 PM every 2nd Saturday, beginning this weekend.
Please check the schedule to confirm the gym will be opened as we adjust to these new hours. Thanks!
Reminder: gym is closed tomorrow and Friday for cleaning and route setting. Comp on Saturday! Volunteers, come out the gym tonight for pizza and a cleaning party.
And now for some good news: YKCC President Eric Binion presented our new wall proposal to the Yellowknife Municipal Services Committee (MSC) on Monday. The presentation was successful and inclusion of our proposal into the city budget will be voted on by Council on September 26. Way to go Eric! Way to go MSC!
Click here for our proposal for a new gym in the lobby of the Fieldhouse.
Our mystery route setter is… Dustin Curtis!
Dustin is the head route setter for the Calgary Climbing Centre, and was formerly the head route setter for The Hive in Vancouver. His accomplishments during 15 years of route setting include:
- Chief Route Setter – 2014 and 2016 Canadian Boulder National Championship
- Apprentice Route Setter – Hamilton Boulder World Cup
- Route setter at 40+ CEC events
As a climber, Dustin has competed for the Canadian National Climbing Team at 8 Boulder World Cups. Needless to say, the YKCC is proud to welcome Dustin as our route setter for this year’s competition.
Interested in climbing Dustin’s routes? Find out more about our competition.
Some say he sets routes in his sleep, and eats T-nuts for breakfast.
Some say he was harnessed to a wall at birth, and didn’t tread upon the ground until manhood.
Some say he can breathe climbing chalk the way mortal men breathe air.
All we know is… he’s our mystery route setter.
Interested in climbing our setter’s routes? Find out more about our competition.
With the money the YKCC saved from our recent MEC grant, we’ve purchased new climbing shoes for our younger climbers. No longer shall tiny feet go unshod at birthday parties!