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Youth Boulder Nationals 2020

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Facility closure for YBN

The Hive North Shore will be closed to the public as follows; all memberships are ultimate February 10–18, 2020 (inclusive).

February 10: Close at 9PM

February 11-14: Main gym closed for climbing; Tech Lab & Fitness area open, studio classes running as normal
February 15-17: Youth Boulder Nationals (spectation encouraged)! All climbing closed; studio classes running as normal
February 18: Open at 12PM for climbing

Event Details

Youth Boulder Nationals Feb 15-17, 2020

Will be held entirely at
The Hive North Shore
140-2270 Dollarton Highway
V7H 1A8 (google map)


Youth B, A, & Junior


Qualifiers – 5 on 5 off isolation. 4 Problems
Semi-Finals – 5 on 5 off isolation. 4 Problems
Finals – WC format, 4 minutes. 4 Problems

Event Schedule

Friday, February 14th:

5:00pm to 7:00pm – Registration

7:00pm to 7:30pm – Technical Meeting

Saturday, February 15th – Qualifiers:

four boulders – 5 on / 5 off

7:30am to 8:30am – ISO for all females and Youth B Males

8:30am – Gym Opens 

9:00am – qualifiers begin for Youth B Female, Youth A Female, Junior Female
10:15am (approx.) – qualifiers begin for Youth B Males

12:45pm to 1:45pm – ISO for Youth A Males and Junior Males

2:30pm – qualifiers begin for Youth A Males and Junior Males

6:00pm – Gym Closes for Changeover

Sunday, February 16th – Semifinals: 

four boulders – 5 on / 5 off

7:30am to 8:30am – ISO for all categories

8:30am – Gym Opens 

9:00am – Semifinals begin for Youth B Females, Youth A Females, Youth A Males

11:35am (approx.) – Semifinals begin for Youth B Males, Junior Females and Junior Males

1:30pm – Gym Closes for Changeover

Monday, February 17th – Finals:

World Cup format

8:30am to 9:30am – ISO for Youth B

9:30am – Gym Opens 

10:00am – Youth B Finals

12:30pm – Gym Closes for Changeover

2:00pm to 3:00pm – ISO for Youth A and Junior

3:00pm – Gym Opens 

3:30pm – Youth A and Junior Finals
6:00pm – Awards

Parking is available but please refer to the parking map (to be found here, coming soon) before arriving. On arrival ensure you are avoiding areas with parking cones, and please obey all signage. Vehicles parked in signed short term parking may be towed.

athlete info

RUNNING ORDERS (click here to CEC site)

Qualies – Youth B Girls Qualies – Youth B Boys Qualies – Youth A Girls Qualies – Youth A Boys Qualies – Junior Women Qualies – Junior Men

YBN 2020 _ Athlete Info Package

Registration for Nationals is by invitation only. Please speak to a representative of your Provincial Sports Organization.
Contact the CEC if you have questions your PSO cannot answer.


The Hive North Shore has a full fitness area and 4 training walls plus bathrooms/changerooms and a lounge in ISO. You can take a look at these amenities here.

The change rooms are gendered by nature of building code, and we apologize to any non-binary individuals that we do not have a single stall unit available in the ISO area; please note that our policy in our facility is that individuals are welcome to use the area with which they best identify and non-inclusive behaviours around washroom/changeroom use are not tolerated. Questions or concerns on this subject may be directed to Kate (

CEC Policies & Rulebook(s)

Please find the CEC’s policies on Quotas, Non PSO athletes, and Foreign Nationals here.
You can see the full IFSC rules and CEC amendments at the bottom of this page 


Coming from out of town? Please see FAQ below

Spectator info

Access & Entry

Spectators are encouraged for finals! It’s great to have the support of the crowd cheering on these awesome youth at the biggest event of their competitive year.
Please note that during changeover, everyone will need to be out of the building and spectators will be allowed in 15-30 minutes prior to Finals starting.


Look for the link here, closer to the day! We will be live-streaming finals on Monday Feb 17 2020.


Each facility will be allowed to send 2 coaches for any regional event and 1 coach to any National event.  The coaches must have a valid CEC membership and have a criminal record check completed. (EPIC or vulnerable sector)

Provinces will be responsible for sending the names of the coaches that will be accredited and ensuring that the coaches have the criminal record check completed.

Only coaches registered by their province will have access to ISO and other restricted areas, as well as have the ability to file appeals.

Athletes seeking to compete in a  CEC series event from provinces without a PSO or RSO can qualify by competing in a competition or series recognized by the CEC in their province.
Regular provincial quotas as above will apply for that province.

They may also compete and qualify in another province with a recognized PSO/RSO.  They will be considered extra quota for that PSO or RSO they have registered with. The following restrictions will apply:

Athletes must register with the selected PSO or RSO they wish to compete and are subject to that PSO’s rules and regulations.
They will be subject to the same Provincial/Regional quotas as the PSO/RSO’s as listed above.
Athletes can only qualify in one province.
It is at the discretion of that PSO or RSO which events athletes are eligible or required to compete.

You can bring it to the gym and an authorized person will deliver it to ISO. You may not enter ISO unless you are a registered coach or event official. Please talk to a facility staff member or the registration table.

If you’re coming in from out of town and don’t have friends you can stay with, we have a block of discounted rooms at the nearest hotel: The Holiday Inn and Suites. Please reach out to book and guarantee rooms with valid credit cards directly at 1-877-985-3111 and ask for rooms under group block name The Hive – CEC Youth Boulder Nationals 2020 or email reservation request to on or before February 5, 2020 to availability of the group rates. You may also choose to book their room reservations online.

Group rates will be available until February 5th OR until there are no more rooms available in the contracted group block. Rooms are on individual first call/confirm basis and will not be held under individual names without a credit card guarantee.

Facility questions like parking or amenities? please contact Tristen:

Event Logistics Questions: Organizer Genny Mae,

Competition Rules and Regulations: Please visit the CEC website and read through their policies page first.