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:
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.
- 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.
The YKCC couldn’t host our annual festival without generous support from our prize sponsors. Air North is once again providing our raffle prize – two round trip tickets to either Whitehorse or Ottawa.
All climbing competition entrants get one automatic raffle entry. Competitors and guests at the festival can purchase additional raffle entries for $10 each. So if you’re stopping by the festival for free climbing lessons and a burger, you can still enter for a chance to win big!
Other prize sponsors for the event include:
- Overlander Sports
- The Black Knight Pub
- The Monkey Tree/Diamante
- Coyote’s Bistro on Franklin
- Barren Ground Coffee
Give these business owners a hug if you know them folks. They’re making their community a better place.
PS. Only one more week until we strip the gym to make room for the new festival routes. If you haven’t finished a route yet, get yourself over to the gym!
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
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!
Hello YKCC Members!
Annual General Meeting
Date: Wednesday, November 30th
When: 6 PM
Where: Library Meeting Room
Eats: Free pizza
The AGM is where we elect board members for the upcoming year, vote on club policy, and decide the club’s direction for the upcoming year. We’ll also be discussing progress on the new climbing wall at the Fieldhouse, and how you can help make it a reality.
It’s important that all members who are able come to the meeting, but we have a proxy form below if you can’t make it. But if you don’t make it, you don’t get pizza…
Did we mention that there will be free pizza?
See you there!
2016 AGM Agenda
2016 AGM Proxy Form
2015 AGM Minutes
2015 Special Meeting Minutes
Two important events are coming up:
YKCC Annual General Meeting
Yellowknife Public Library meeting room
City of Yellowknife Budget Deliberations
More details to come later this week for both events, but mark your calendars now.
Thank you to the NWT Recreation & Parks Association for supporting this event!
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.