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We’re turning 5!!
5 years of Climbing in Markham.
To celebrate our 5th year, we are having a 2-day party with an outdoor BBQ, climbing related vendors, a bouldering competition, an augmented reality wall tournament, and so much more!
& of course…
AMAZING membership perks you don’t want to miss!
Thurs. June 20 & Fri. June 21 5pm-11pm Hub Markham, 165 McIntosh Dr.
On June 2 we enjoyed the first ever MEC X HUB Climbing Invitational! Our community came out to watch Hub selected climbers send hard on the in-store bouldering wall, shop for some new gear at 10% off almost everything in-store, enjoy some drinks, and have a great time! Check out events.mec.ca/node/259871 for more details
OCF (Ontario Climbing Federation) content below:
In order to meet the CEC’s new eligibility criteria for Speed Nationals, the OCF Speed/AGM Event that was planned for May 11th will now serve as the official qualifier for Ontario athletes who want to compete in Speed at Nationals.
All members are more than welcome to participate regardless of whether you are seeking a qualification for Speed Nationals or not.
OCF Speed/AGM EventDate: Saturday May 11, 2019
Cost: $25.00 (includes a day pass to Hub Climbing Mississauga)
Location: Hub Climbing, 3636 Hawkestone Rd Unit 1, Mississauga
Please register here
- 9:15 am – Check-in
- 10:00 am – Climbing starts (Open/Jr/A/B categories)
- 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm OCF Annual General Meeting
- 2:30 pm – Climbing (C category)
- 4:00 pm – Event wrap up
Final Running Orders and Schedule will be posted after the close of registration.
Registration will be open until Sunday, April 28th at 11:59 pm.
Important information for those seeking to qualify for Speed Nationals:
- Open athletes: there are no quotas in place for open categories; however open athletes must attend the event in order to qualify for Speed Nationals.
- Youth athletes: the OCF has been given a quota of 8 athletes per age/gender category. We will fill this quota with the top eight athletes in each category (who are interested in attending Nationals) based on the results of this event. It is important that athletes identify whether they wish to be considered for Speed Nationals so that we choose our roster only from those who plan to attend Nationals if selected.
- Open athletes who have competed internationally within the previous 20 months (Pan Am Championships, World Cup) are automatically qualified for Speed Nationals and are exempt from the above requirements.
- Athletes who are eligible for a Special Invitation (see CEC post dated April 17th) must apply directly to the CEC by the deadline of April 30th.
- For more information on the CEC’s new provincial quotas and qualifying requirements policy, please see the CEC post dated March 27th
- Note: We have secured an extension of the CEC Speed National registration deadline for Ontario athletes until after the May 11th event
Entry by Rachel R
Who says the speed wall needs to be so daunting?
If you’ve ever been to Hub Climbing Mississauga you’ll know we have two intimidating factors: the dragon and the speed wall.
Who says the speed wall needs to be so daunting?
Speed climbing has been around for 12 years and its popularity is only growing since the announcement of sport climbing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Even the people who hold the world records in speed climbing had to hop on it for their first time! Reza Alipoour, who has been deemed the “Persian Cheetah” and “Usain Bolt of Speed Climbing”, didn’t start his speed climbing career with a time of 5.48 seconds, that’s for sure. Many professional rock climbers are just starting out their speed climbing careers, either with plans to compete in the Olympics or just to keep up with the fast growing sub-discipline of the sport.
The best way to start speed climbing is to practice the moves over and over again. Muscle memory is what’s going to get you up the wall! Start with a flat pair of climbing shoes, grab some rentals from us if you normally wear aggressive shoes. Start your first runs on the wall slow until you memorize those moves, then you can start to try for your best times.
The goal is to ditch all the technique you’ve ever learned in climbing and start fresh. The fastest way to get yourself up the speed route is to rely on your muscle memory for your foot placements, looking down will only slow you down. Keeping your hips square to the wall and travelling in as straight of a line as possible is what will have you setting personal records in no time!
If any Hubsters are interested in learning about speed climbing, be on the lookout for information about clinics we host at our Mississauga location for all the tips and tricks!
Looking for more technical information on speed climbing? This article shows you a bit more about the mechanics and flow of the exciting sport of speed climbing.
Yelpers from all over the city met up for a night of fun- filled climbing in Canada’s newest and largest rock climbing facility!
Yelpers were treated to a supervised climbing experience, that includes experienced staff guides, fun team based challenges, a variety of games and more.
The night started up on our amazing mezzanine that overlooks our entire facility and focuses on our famous pit and dragon, giving spectators an amazing view of climbers scaling our 49’ walls.
After taking in the views for a couple of minutes it was time to climb!! Our Yelpers took to the walls, some chose to start with bouldering, while others choose to start with our roped climbing options on either Autobelays or Top Rope. Once everyone got warmed up we introduced some of our fun games and challenges.
Our games & challenges included a variety of events that were great for new climbers. One was the speed wall, a race to the top in the fastest time. Another was the blindfold climb! Yeah, you heard that correct, we blindfold the climber and send them up the wall, guided by only a team on the ground shouting out your next moves! RIGHT ARM UP!!! We had a word puzzle challenge as well, we stashed letters at the top of a climb and each person had to make it to the top, grab a letter and come back down. Once all the letters were down the team then had to unscramble them and figure out the puzzle.
These are just a sample of the many fun offerings Hub climbing has available to birthdays, groups and team/corporate building events! That coupled with the amazing climbing experience makes Hub Climbing the place to be!