bc boulder provincials
Youth and Open Provincials at The Hive Surrey are coming up fast!
Interested in competing? Head over to sportclimbingbc.ca to register.
Interested in volunteering? We’d love your help! Lots of roles available, no experience necessary (except for judges). Sign up here or talk to the Surrey front desk today!
*Hive Surrey will be closed for setting from November 19-22 with a 9PM close on November 18*
Notes for athletes
If you’re travelling from outside Vancouver/Surrey
There are is always air Bnb, but if you’re looking for Hotels, drivers will want the Days Inn; it’s closest without having do drive over a bridge. Those wishing to take transit (Scott Road station is a 5 minute walk from the gym) might rather book at The Met Hotel in New Westminster.
Days Inn offer competitors the rate of $95+ tax per room per night. (That’s for 2 people in the room. Additional person is $ 10 + tax. The rate includes continental breakfast served in the lounge, wifi and parking.) Book directly: 604 585 2300 (require credit card guarantee booking).
Parking at the gym
We have a block of Hive spots (logo is spray painted on the parking spot and there are intermittent signs) which are free to park in. If you miss out on one of those, the rest of the lot is pay parking but it’s only a $1.5 per 12h and there are plenty of spaces. Please avoid parking in the CDI college or the Calvary Temple spots.
Boulder league details
How does it all work?
– Week 1: Sept 17 – 23
– Week 2: Sept 24 – 30
– Week 3: October 1 – 7
– Week 4: October 8 – 14
– Week 5: October 15 – 21
– Hive Finals @ Vancouver: November 1 6PM
PBL Championships: Early November (exact date TBD)
Teams need to register by September 17 to get the full league time. Your team name needs to be family friendly, as it goes on the public scoreboard. There will be registration by location and teams must register at one location or the other.
$16.50 per person to enter covers the entire League except Pacific Boulder League Championships which will have a small additional team fee.
Scoring and Teams:
20 problems weekly with new problems tagged Tuesday mornings at open. There will be 6 new boulders and 14 of the most recently set problems included in the week’s ‘new’ League problems.
Teams must be co-ed*, & must climb together once a week. Teams will be allowed ONE ‘free pass’ to full team attendance which may be used any week during the league but only one week. Once this free pass is used up, teams will be scored on their collective session total, divided by full number of members in the team. (See Weekly Team Score below)
Team will be given a scorecard for that week’s climb, to be picked up at the front desk with the full team in attendance (with some flexibility for a member being 15-20 min behind, on occasion).
Problems will be numbered with a league number tag. Only those problems will be included in the League scoring. The problems will be cumulatively numbered; week 1 will be 1-20, week 2 will be 21-40, and so on.
Each person can only count a problem once towards their score but multiple team members can count the same problem. Top 5 problems for each person count toward that week’s score which is divided by the total number of team members.
Weekly Team Score:
Problems are given their equivalent points to their hex number (0 hex = .5, rest are # hex = point). Points are awarded for completed problems only. Problems are completed when the climber holds the top with 2 hands (controlled) or tops out the problem. Team members will judge each other as to a valid ascent. Gym staff may spot check (at any time) that teams are judging properly and fairly.
The top 5 hardest boulders completed by each team member, divided by the number of team members in attendance.
Team Ranking will be calculated as the sum of team’s weekly scores. League Standings will be kept updated on a weekly basis at the gym.
Prizes for the Hive Finals will be awarded to top 3 teams at the end of the night (as soon as scores are totalled, which usually takes about 20-30 minutes).
All Hive Boulder League teams are invited to participate in the Hive Boulder League Finals at Hive Vancouver on November 1! Doors will open at 5:30 and climbing begins at 6pm; teams will have until 9:30pm to get those top 5 problems for each team member signed off on their scorecard. These points count for double!!
Prizes will be awarded at the end of the night as soon as all scores are totalled.
Top 3-5 teams from each location will be invited to attend the Pacific Boulder League Championships at Project Cloverdale on Nov 16.
*co-ed meaning respectfully gender diverse; can be male, female, non-conforming, gender-fluid, or questioning; anyone in our community is welcome! We are certainly not trying to out anyone and apologize for any discomfort for anyone who is still processing their gender identity and is not yet ready to share this information; we are open to suggestions on how best to be inclusive in future and appreciate your feedback, which can be submitted anonymously through a letter to management dropped at the desk, or an email directly to the Events Manager, Kate: firstname.lastname@example.org Please note, this is a genuine effort to be inclusive — anyone found to be mocking non-binary gender expression will be asked to stop, followed by a request to leave the League if necessary.
Starting January 28 2019, join us as a mentor or a mentee on the last Monday of each month!
Ask anyone who’s been climbing for more than 5 years how they started; you’ll soon hear about the friend who got them into it and taught them the ropes (or lack thereof) from the start.
The aim of Mentor nights is to connect less experienced or newer climbers to the wealth of experienced and amazing individuals at the gym, and to encourage a small-gym community feeling, despite the constant growth of our climbing community.
Talk to the front desk at your home gym to get involved today.