OCF Difficulty Judging Clinic

Gravity is hosting an OCF Difficulty Judging Clinic on Monday, March 18th 2019.

Location: Gravity Climbing Gym
70 Frid Street
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4M4

Time: 6pm – 8pm (approx.)

This judging clinic is open to any interested member of the climbing community 14 years of age (second year B) or older.

Please contact Laura at volunteer@climbontario.ca to sign up.

In order to judge at an OCF competition you have had to participate in an OCF judging clinic.


Board Meeting February 9, 2019

An OCF board meeting was held on Saturday February 9, 2019 at 9am in Toronto, ON.

Attendees:  Lorraine Winger, Will Johnson, Laura Nuesken, Davis Barton

Lisa Gray, Shaun Hunter


Summary of motions passed:

No motions passed


Other issues discussed:

  • Strategic Review Workshop and Priority Teams Update
  • Financial update
  • NCCP Committee representative
  • Upcoming Difficulty Locals
  • AGM


The next meeting will be held on Saturday March 9, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in Toronto, ON.

Change in the OCF Board of Directors

Tyler Norton has stepped down from his position as Chair on the OCF Board of Directors. The Board has appointed Lorraine Winger as interim Chair in his place, for the remainder of his term which expires May 31st, 2019. We will operate with 6 Board members in the interim. We are seeking nominations for four board positions that are coming up for election this year.

The OCF Board is very appreciative of Tyler’s contributions to the board and the climbing community for the past several years.

Board Meeting January 19, 2019

An OCF board meeting was held on Saturday January 19, 2019 at 9am via teleconference

Attendees: Tyler Norton, Lorraine Winger, Will Johnson, Lisa Gray, Laura Nuesken, Shaun Hunter
Regrets: Davis Barton


Summary of motions passed:

No motions passed


Other issues discussed:

  • Strategic Review Workshop Update
  • Finance update
  • Insurance renewal update
  • Rules update
  • final preparations for Difficulty season
  • board composition for 2019-2020


The next meeting will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in Toronto, ON.


Registration at YBN

Update for all COACHES travelling to Youth Boulder Nationals in Montreal this weekend:


The OCF Registrar (Davis Barton) will register all Ontario athletes during YBN Registration on Friday afternoon. She will be at Bloc Shop between 6:30 and 7:00pm (for the half hour before the Technical meeting) to distribute athlete bibs to Ontario Coaches. For any alternate arrangements, please contact Davis at info@climbontario.ca.


Schedule and Running Orders for D-E Difficulty Local # 1 at Boulderz – Etobicoke



6:00 AM Gym opens
7:30 AM
Judges Briefing
7:45 AM
E Meeting & Questions
8:00 AM – 10:30 AM E Girls and Boys Climb
10:15 AM Judges Briefing
10:30 AM D Meeting & Questions
10:45 AM -1:45 PM D Girls and Boys climb


Running orders:

**D Girls and Boys have been revised**

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OCF Difficulty Local #1 for D and E is this Saturday, February 2nd!

Registration closes tomorrow, Tuesday January 29th at 11:59 pm. There are NO registrations accepted past the cut-off.


Important Details about Boulderz Climbing Gym:

Location: 80 The East Mall #9, Etobicoke, ON

Waivers: Everyone entering the gym MUST sign a waiver, including spectators. Minors need their waivers filled out by their parent or legal guardian. Here is the online child waiver and adult waiver.


Provisional Schedule:

6am – Gym opens
7:45am – E meeting & questions
8am -10:30am – E boys & girls climb
10:30am – D meeting & questions
10:45am -1:45pm – D boys & girls climb

Official Schedule and Running Orders will be posted on Wednesday.


Call for an Ontario representative to the CEC Coaching Committee

The CEC is asking each PSO for one individual to be part of the CEC coaching
committee. Serving a one year term, you will be instrumental in guiding the development of standards, clinics, and developmental pathways for climbing coaches in Canada.

We are looking for individuals who have expertise and experience in the
following areas:
• Coaching and instruction
• Coach education and mentorship
• Education program design and implementation
• Athlete development

Please submit a letter of interest with all relevant coaching experience (climbing or otherwise) to chair@climbontario.ca by 11:59pm EST, Wednesday January 30th.


Upcoming D & E Competition at Boulderz Etobicoke

We look forward to seeing Youth D & E athletes on February 2nd at Boulderz (Etobicoke) for the first Difficulty competition of the season! Please make sure to register by Tuesday, January 29th at 11:59 pm.
Late registrations will not be accepted.

Youth D/E Format: Modified scramble. Competitors climb four qualifier routes, in a
predetermined order, with two attempts on each route (time limit of 4 minutes per route).

Athletes can watch each other climb.  Competitors are scored points per hold. Score will take
attempts into account to help eliminate ties.
A final schedule and running orders will be posted next Wednesday after registration closes.

Provisional schedule:

6am – Gym opens
7:45am – E meeting & questions
8am-10:30am – E boys & girls climb
10:30am – D meeting &  questions
10:45am-1:45pm – D boys & girls climb