Competitor Sophie Buitendyk climbs during the 2019 B.C. Boulder Provincials at Hive Climbing Fitness Surrey. (contributed photo: Nina Laflamme)

Competitor Sophie Buitendyk climbs during the 2019 B.C. Boulder Provincials at Hive Climbing Fitness Surrey. (contributed photo: Nina Laflamme)

PHOTOS: ‘Amazing feats of strength’ in Surrey at B.C. Boulder Provincials

Hive facility in Bridgeview played host to around 200 competitors on Nov. 23-24

** This story has been updated

Close to 200 climbers were in Surrey for the B.C. Boulder Provincials last weekend (Nov. 23-24).

Athletes aged eight to 39 competed at the Surrey location of The Hive Climbing & Fitness, located in the Bridgeview area.

The competition was an opportunity for climbers to get their provincial ranking, to advance to nationals, and to see who’s the best in B.C., Kate Bell, an organizer of the event, said prior to the competition.

“We have nearly 200 athletes coming through the gym this weekend (so) it’s going to be busy and a lot of fun,” she said Friday. “We’ve hosted many such competitions at our first two locations but this is Hive Surrey’s first big sanctioned competition – always an exciting time.”

The Open Finals were open to spectators on Sunday (Nov. 24) from 6 to 8 p.m. – a chance to see “some amazing feats of strength, flexibility, and smarts, and see what the top climbers in the province can achieve under pressure,” Bell said.

• RELATED STORY: PHOTOS: ‘Bouldering’ climbers hit new Hive gym in Surrey, third in a chain.

The “bouldering” type of climbing is done without ropes.

“It’s a sub-genre of climbing,” explained BradBlackwell, the facility’s GM, when it opened in Surrey last April. “Most people are probably more familiar with top-rope climbing, where you’re kind of roped in, or sport climbing – same thing, you’re roped in. But bouldering is a different style, a little more focused on power and more varied types of movements. The fun thing is you can come do it on your own, you don’t need a climbing partner, the walls are always here. All you really need is a pair of shoes and a chalk bag, some motivation and you’re good to go.”

Full results from the Sport Climbing of B.C.’s boulder provincials held at Hive Climbing & Fitness Surrey on the weekend of Nov. 23-24:

Open Female:

1. Sophie Buitendyk

2. Sonya Colliander

3. Hannah Block

Open Male:

1. Guy McNamee

2. Brennan Doyle

3. Ivan Luo

Junior Female:

1. Brielle Zacharias

2. Megan Bokenfohr

3. Lola Rainovitch

Junior Male:

1. Guy McNamee

2. Kindar McNamee

3. Ben Newman

Youth C Female

1. Sloane Betker

2. Sienna Chow

3. Madeleine Anctil

Youth C Male:

1. Nathaniel Smith

2. Axl De Vries

3. Jack Nicholson

Youth D Female:

1. Avery Macdonald

2. Amari Bourbonnais

3. Payton Betker

Youth D Male:

1. Kalani Jones

2. Jack Vanderheide

3. Bruce Kong

Youth A Female:

1. Sonya Colliander

2. Lexi Binder

3. Emi Takashiba

Youth A Male:

1. Brennan Doyle

2. Victor Baudrand

3. Jaxson MacDonald

Youth B Female:

1. Caiya Taylor-Ainslie

2. Teagan Chow

3. Annabelle McDonald

Youth B Male:

1. Lucas Edmunds

2. Tanner Hoffman

3. Nolan Fielding

Posted below are more of Nina Laflamme’s photographs of the action.



tom.zillich@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Tom on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

PHOTOS: ‘Amazing feats of strength’ in Surrey at B.C. Boulder Provincials

PHOTOS: ‘Amazing feats of strength’ in Surrey at B.C. Boulder Provincials

PHOTOS: ‘Amazing feats of strength’ in Surrey at B.C. Boulder Provincials

PHOTOS: ‘Amazing feats of strength’ in Surrey at B.C. Boulder Provincials

PHOTOS: ‘Amazing feats of strength’ in Surrey at B.C. Boulder Provincials

PHOTOS: ‘Amazing feats of strength’ in Surrey at B.C. Boulder Provincials

Just Posted

The Round Up Cafe has operated for more than six decades at 10449 King George Boulevard, Surrey. (File photo)
Surrey’s Round Up Cafe is set to close for good, after 60 years of feeding people

Cooking school might open in the Whalley space, manager says, but no firm plan yet

Surrey RCMP are seeking the public's help to locate three puppies stolen from a South Surrey home on April 10. (Surrey RCMP photos)
Puppies stolen during weekend break-and-enter in South Surrey

Surrey RCMP seeking public’s assistance in locating three American Bulldog puppies

(File photo)
Surrey’s OCC fielded calls from 305,000 people in 2020, an ‘unusual’ year of fewer such calls

The numbers were released Monday in recognition of Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

metro creative stock
Surrey to consider new rules, fines for drug and alcohol recovery homes

Report before Surrey council tonight (Monday, April 12) calls on politicians to amend city’s business license bylaw

Indie rock band The Zolas in a photo posted to wikipedia.org.
Surrey’s Earth Day ‘party’ goes virtual with The Zolas and other attractions April 22

Four of Surrey’s annual ‘major events’ will be held virtually this year, and one is cancelled

Burnaby MLA Raj Chouhan presides as Speaker of the B.C. legislature, which opened it spring session April 12 with a speech from the throne. THE CANADIAN PRESS
B.C. NDP promises more health care spending, business support in 2021 budget

John Horgan government to ‘carefully return to balanced budgets’

A youth was arrested following a car crash on Wallace Street on Saturday, April 10. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
Onlookers laugh and jeer as B.C. teen beaten, then forced to strip and walk home

Police arrest older teen, call video shared on social media ‘disturbing’

A lady wears a sticker given out after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS
B.C.’s COVID-19 case count slows after last week’s peak

3,219 new cases since Friday, 18 additional deaths

North Cowichan councillor Tek Manhas did not violate the municipality’s code of conduct by posting a sexist meme on Facebook, council concludes. (File photo)
B.C. municipality to take no action against councillor who posted sexist meme

Tek Manhas’s meme doesn’t violate North Cowichan council’s code of conduct, municipality concludes

Guinevere, lovingly referred to by Jackee Sullivan and her family as Gwenny, is in need of a gynecological surgery. The family is raising money to help offset the cost of the procedure. (Jackee Sullivan/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley lizard’s owners raise funds for gynecological surgery

The young reptile is scheduled for operation on Tuesday

—Image: contributed
Indoor wine tastings still allowed in B.C., not considered a ‘social gathering’

“Tasting is really just part of the retail experience. The analogy I use is you wouldn’t buy a pair of pants without trying them on.”

A sign on a shop window indicates the store is closed in Ottawa, Monday March 23, 2020. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business is raising its estimate for the number of businesses that are considering the possibility of closing permanently. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Small business struggling amid COVID-19 pandemic looks for aid in Liberals’ budget

President Dan Kelly said it is crucial to maintain programs to help businesses to the other side of the pandemic

The National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians says that includes attempts to steal Canadian research on COVID-19 and vaccines, and sow misinformation. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Intelligence committee warns China, Russia targeting Canadian COVID-19 research

Committee also found that the terrorist threat to Canada has shifted since its last such assessment

Part of the massive mess left behind in a Spallumcheen rental home owned by Wes Burden, whose tenants bolted from the property in the middle of the night. Burden is now facing a hefty cleaning and repair bill as a result. (Photo submitted)
Tenants disappear in the night leaving Okanagan home trashed with junk, feces

Spallumcheen rental rooms filled with junk, human and animal feces; landlord scared to rent again

Most Read