Route Setting School – Tomorrow Night!

Back to School

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.

2013-14 AGM success!

YKCC 2013 2014 agm

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

2014 YKCC AGM meeting minutes


Spring Clean Up 2014

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.

Matt is increasingly wary about what occurs out by the cemetery.
Tyler and Eric modeling for their Spring Clean Up calender.

2014 Yellowknife Climbing Competition Results

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)

Winner of the Air North raffle (flight to Whitehorse): Denis and Vladimir Lord

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!

YKCC Yellowknife Climbing Competition Awards