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.
These are the shirts we’ll be giving away to the first 60 registrants for our climbing competition on September 17th. Wanna shirt? Gotta register.
Click here for more information on the comp.
The YKCC would like to thank Mountain Equipment Co-operative (MEC) for their support in providing funding and gear for our 2016 outdoor rock climbing instruction and course. The YKCC will be able to provide top notch training for its members and volunteers along with supplying the appropriate safety gear and equipment that will continue to build our capacity and increase the sport of outdoor climbing in the Yellowknife area.
Through MEC’s Community Investment Fund, the YKCC acquired:
- 6 x harness
- 3 x ATC
- 16 x locking carabiner
- 12 x quickdraw
- 3 x 70 m rope
- 6 x helmet
- 4 x sling
- 4 x daisy chain
- 2 x duffle bag
The YKCC will run outdoor climbing trips for members after the MEC sponsored July 9-10 training session.
Friends, Boulderers, Top Ropers, lend me your ears! And your presence in front of Yellowknife City Council – wearing YKCC shirts, of course.
As discussed at our Crazy Like a Fox event, we will be going to City Hall on Tuesday, May 24 to present our idea for a new climbing gym in Yellowknife. We ask that YKCC members attend to show support for this proposal.
The more members we have standing behind our presenters, the more evident it will be to councilors that climbing isn’t a fringe activity and instead has a real following in this city.
What: Municipal Services Committee
Where: City Hall Council Chamber
When: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 @ 12:05 PM
Dress Code: YKCC T-Shirts (preferred, but not mandatory)
If you are interested you can read over our draft proposal:
Final YKCC proposal to the City of Yellowknife (May 2016) small