OCF Boulder Local #2: The Core Climbing Gym, November 23 & 24, 2019

We are excited to see our Youth E, D and C athletes again this weekend at The Core Climbing Gym for Boulder Local #2!  

Saturday November 23rd: Youth D & E  
Sunday November 24th: Youth C  


The Core Climbing Gym 
500 Jamieson Parkway 
Cambridge, Ontario 

Athlete Registration: 

Register at https://member.climbontario.ca

Registration closes onTUESDAYNOVEMBER 19th at 5:00PM.   

Gym Waivers: 

Participants and spectators must complete gym waivers. The Core Climbing Gym waiver can be found here


We cannot run our competitions without the generous support of our volunteer judges. Please refer to https://www.climbontario.ca/judging/ for further information on how you can become a judge. 

Judge signup can be found at https://signup.com/group/1046782930072. We appreciate your help and support! 

Competition Format: 

Youth D/E 

  • Judged scramble comp (attempt problems in any order athlete wants)  
  • 8 problems to choose from, maximum 6 attempts per problem  
  • No video system (appeals only for scoring entry errors)  
  • 90 minutes climbing time  
  • E results not posted  

Youth C 

  • Judged IFSC Isolation style comp  
  • Qualifier round for each category is 5 problems, 5 on / 5 off  
  • Final round for each category is 4 problems, 5 on / 5 off (IFSC semi-final format)  
  • Quota to finals is 6 in each category  

An isolation zone (ISO) will be in effect for the Youth C competition:  

  • All competitors must be checked into ISO by 8:30am, regardless of what time they are scheduled to compete in the running order 
  • Only competitors, coaches with OCF privileges and officials are allowed into ISO; parents are not permitted 
  • Once competitors enter ISO, they will not be permitted to leave until it is their turn to compete 
  • Competitors and coaches are not allowed to communicate with anyone outside of ISO (electronic communication devices, including Bluetooth devices, are not permitted in ISO) 
  • Once in the competition area, competitors may not communicate with anyone other than officials until they are finished competing 
  • Parents, coaches and other supporters are encouraged to cheer for their climbers, but they cannot call out information or advice (referred to as “beta”) to a climber while they are competing (including during rest periods between their attempts)  
  • Examples of forbidden beta would include “Use the hold by your left foot,” “Breathe,” “Rest now,” or “Use the hold around the corner” 

Provisional Schedule: 

The final schedule (and running orders for the Youth C competition) will be posted on Wednesday November 20th, after registration closes. Here is the provisional schedule for both days: 

Saturday: E & D Category 

Doors open at 9am 
Check-in and warm-up from 9am onward 
10:00am – 11:30am – Round 1 – E category & D Girls 
12:30pm – 2:00pm – Round 2 – D Boys 
Results & Awards to follow 

Sunday: C Category 

Qualification Round 

7:30am – ISO Opens 
8:00am – Technical meeting for coaches 
8:30am – ISO Closes 
8:35am – Judge briefing 
9:00am – Qualification Round Starts 
2:00pm – Qualification Round Ends (approx. time, depends on number of competitors) 

Final Round 

3:00pm – ISO Opens (1 hour after end of Qualification Round) 
4:00pm – ISO Closes  
4:30pm – Finals 
Results and Awards to follow 

Qualifying for Provincials:  

This competition is the second and last opportunity for Youth D & C athletes to qualify for OCF Provincial Bouldering Championships. Please see https://www.climbontario.ca/ocf-series/ for full details on eligibility and qualifying requirements. 


Please contact us at info@climbontario.ca with any questions about the competition!