Provincials Eligibility

Registration is now open for Open, Junior, A & B eligible athletes for OCF Bouldering Provincials at Altitude Gym in Kanata, Ontario on December 15th/16th 2018.


Below are the lists of Junior, A & B athletes that are eligible to compete.
Eligible C and D athletes will be announced after the second C & D local.


Note: Invitations will NOT be issued to athletes. It is the athlete/parent’s responsibility to register for Provincials before the deadline of Tuesday, December 11th at 11:59 pm.

Registration can be completed here.

Any Open competitor is eligible to register to compete at OCF Bouldering Provincials, whether or not you have competed at a Local event.


As per our Rules:

  • the top twenty (20) eligible youth athletes in each category qualify to compete at Provincial Championships
  • to be eligible, an athlete must be an Ontario resident (regardless of citizenship)
  • the top 20 rankings are based on each athlete’s single best result at a local competition in that discipline


Please note that, in ranking the top 20, we have adjusted results from each local to exclude non-Ontario athletes.


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OCF Open/JR/A and B Local 2 this Weekend

REMINDER:  The 2nd OCF Local Boulder Comp for Open/JR/A and B category is this weekend!

Saturday, November 17: Open, Junior and A athletes qualifiers

Sunday, November 18:  B Athletes and Final Round (Open/JR/A)

Registration closes on Tuesday, November 13th at 11:59 pm. There are NO registrations accepted past the cut-off.

Important Details about Up the Bloc Climbing Gym:

Location: 1224 Dundas St E Unit #28, Mississauga, ON

Waivers: Everyone entering the gym MUST sign a waiver,  including spectators. Minors need their waivers filled out by their parent or legal guardian. Waivers can be found online here:  



7:30am – Iso Opens – A, Jr & Open Categories
8:30am – Iso Closes – A Category
8:35am – Technical Meeting – A Category
9:00am – Climbing Starts – A Category Qualifiers
12:20pm – Iso Closes – Jr Category
12:25pm – Technical Meeting – Jr Category
12:50pm – Climbing Starts – Jr Category Qualifiers
2:30pm – Iso Closes – Open Category
2:35pm – Technical Meeting – Open Category
3:00pm – Climbing Starts – Open Category Qualifiers
4:55pm – Climbing Ends



7:30am – Iso Opens – B Category
8:30am – Iso Closes B Category
8:35am – Technical Meeting – B Category
9:00am – Climbing Starts – B Category
1:30pm – Iso Opens – A, Jr, & Open Finalists
2:30pm – Iso Closes – A, Jr & Open Finalists
2:40pm – Results, Awards – B Category
2:35pm – Technical Meeting – A, Jr & Open Finalists
3:30pm – Climbing Starts – A, Jr & Open Finals
6:00pm – Results, Awards – A, Jr & Open

Comp Recap

Another fantastic comp was held this past weekend – the first C/D/E Local!

Thanks to everyone involved – volunteers, judges, participants and host gym True North Climbing, for making it a success. Congratulations to all of our podium finishers:


D Female / Male
🥇 Adrienne Fraser / Christian Chan
🥈 Graciela Briggs / Nash Scharlach
🥉 Charlotte Richards / Michael Paramonau

Female / Male
🥇Taylor Galloway / Emmanuel Derima
🥈Evangelina Briggs / Cole MacLeod
🥉Sophie Diciacca / Nathan Seto

See you on Nov 17/18th at Up the Bloc for Open/JR/A, B Local 2!


Looking forward to the first C, D and E local this weekend!

A few final reminders:
First time competitors: Bring your ID to validate DOB and Citizenship when you check in
Coaches: All 3 of the following requirements must be complete to attend event as Coach
All athletes and spectators
  • Sign Gym Waivers
  •  For Sunday’s Iso Comp, please recall the following rules regarding spectator behaviour
    • Coaches and parents MAY NOT engage with a climber during the competition period.
      •  In cases where there is a suspected injury, a coach may approach an official and ask to speak with their climber to determine if they have been hurt.
      •  Before, during climbing attempts, and during their rest periods, parents, coaches and other supporters are encouraged to cheer for the climbers, but they may NOT call out information or advice (referred to as BETA) to attempt to help the climber. Examples of unpermitted beta would include “Use the hold by your left foot”, “Breathe”, “Rest now”, or “Use the hold around the corner”. Only competition officials may speak to climbers between the time they enter the isolation area and their climbing round is complete.



Registration for Local 1 at True North Climbing closes tomorrow Tuesday, October 30th at 11:59 pm.  There are NO registrations accepted past the cut-off.
Saturday, November 3rd: D and E athletes
Sunday,  November 4th: C athletes


More information here.


Upcoming C, D and E Category Bouldering Local 1

REMINDER: The first OCF Local Boulder Comp for C, D and E category is next weekend!

Saturday, November 3rd: D and E athletes
Sunday,  November 4th: C athletes
Registration closes on Tuesday, October 30th at 11:59 pm. There are NO registrations accepted past the cut-off.


Important Details about True North Climbing:


Everyone entering the gym MUST sign a waiver, including spectators. Minors need their waivers filled out by their parent or legal guardian. Waivers can be found online here: Adults will be asked to show identification when verbally confirming their electronic waiver at the gym.



7:30 Check In opens –  E Girls and Boys
8:15 Competitor Briefing – E Girls and Boys
8:30 Climbing starts – E Girls and Boys
10:00 Climbing ends –  E Girls and Boys
10:15 Certificates – E Girls and Boys
10:30 Check In – D Girls 
11:15 Competitor Briefing – D Girls
11:30 Climbing starts –  D Girls
12:30 Check In – D Boys   
1:00 Climbing ends –  D Girls
1:15 Competitor Briefing – D Boys
1:30 Results/Awards –  D Girls
1:30 Climbing starts –  D Boys
3:00 Climbing ends –  D Boys
3:30 Results/Awards –  D Boys
7:30 Iso opens – C Girls
8:20 Judges Briefing
8:30 Iso closes – C Girls
8:35 Technical Meeting
9:00 Climbing starts – C Girls
2:00 Climbing ends – C Girls
2:15 Results/Awards – C Girls
12:15 Iso opens – C Boys
1:00 Judges Briefing
1:15 Iso closes – C Boys
1:20 Technical Meeting
1:45 Climbing starts – C Boys
5:45 Climbing ends – C Boys
6:00 Results/Awards – C Boys
NOTE: This schedule is provisional only and some times may change once registration numbers are final. The Official Schedule and Running Orders will be posted on Wednesday October 31st.


OCF Judging Clinic combined (bouldering and difficulty)

The OCF is pleased to announce that we have added ​two more Judging Clinics ​​for Bouldering and Difficulty judging for the upcoming 2018-2019 competitive season.

Date: Saturday, October 27th, 2018
Judging Clinic 1:



10:00 am – 12:00 noon​​ approximately

Up the Bloc
1224 Dundas Street East Unit #28
Mississauga, ON L4Y 4A2


Judging Clinic 2:



2:00 pm – 4:00 pm approximately

True North Climbing
​​75 Carl Hall Road,
Unit #14 Downsview Park Sport Centre
Toronto, ON M3K 2B9

The clinics will be facilitated by Stephanie Tabbert, one of our OCF Jury Presidents.

The clinic is for those volunteers who would like to learn to judge Bouldering and Difficulty Climbing. It will be approximately 2 hours in length. If you have previously judged at OCF competitions and would like a “refresher” you are also invited to join the clinic.

Any competitive youth climber competing in second year B, A, Junior or Open or any student 14 years and older is also more than welcome to attend the clinic. This is a great way to get your volunteer hours for High School Graduation requirements and help out the climbing community.

Please email Laura Nuesken at​​ ​​ if you plan to attend or have any questions, so that we can keep track of numbers.

*** If you want to judge at any OCF boulder or difficulty competition, you must attend a judging clinic that the OCF offers or have attended a prior judging clinic run by the OCF.

**** Each facility requires a current waiver for each participant at their location


Upcoming Judging Clinic

October 27th 10am-12pm Up the Bloc will be hosting an OCF Judging Clinic where you can learn how to judge for Bouldering and Difficulty Competitions from one of our experienced head judges. In order to judge at an OCF competition you have to have attended an OCF Judging Clinic.


This OCF Judging Clinic is open to any member of the climbing community 14 years of age (second year B) or older. Please email Laura at to sign up


Finals Round Format – Clarification

PLEASE NOTE: The Finals Round on Sunday will be ISO format, 4-on-4-off. Competitors will climb 4 problems in a predetermined order. Competitors are allowed 4 minutes climbing time per problem, and then get 4 minutes rest between problems. Competitors must rest in a designated area between problems. This is a similar format to the one used for Finals at OCF Provincials but reduced to 4-on-4-off  to allow for a shorter length round.   There is no observation period. An incorrect description of the round format was previously posted on our website that has since been corrected. We apologize for this error.