ACA Board Member Opening - Male Athlete Rep

In April 2019, the ACA elected the Board members for the 2019/20 year .  The one position that remains unfilled is the Male Athlete Representative.  If you meet the following criteria please consider joining the Board and help shape the direction of competition climbing in Alberta.


                18 years of age or older

                ACA member in 2018/19 season      

To be considered for this position, please send a short paragraph about your interest in joining the Board to John Haigh at

Please include the location where you live.  If you have any questions about the position you can contact John Haigh at the email above.

Deadline for submission: June 15, 2019

Hotel and Travel for Difficulty and Speed Nationals - Montreal

As we get ready to start the Difficulty and Speed season we are already looking ahead to Nationals.  Andrea White (Travel agent and parent of a Bolder Climbing Community team athlete) assisted with hotel bookings for Boulder Nationals.  We were a bit late on getting the info out last time so this time we want to be ahead of the game :) Info below:

The group rate is applicable for stay any or all of the nights of May 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, but other nights can also be arranged at the going rate if extended stays are required.

At least 10 rooms will need to be booked for the group rate to apply.  If there are not 10 rooms booked, the price reverts to regular room rates.

Block will be held until Thursday April 25 at 4pm MT.  After that, group rate and availability will not be guaranteed.

Candlewood Suites

191, René-Lévesque blvd. East, Montréal, (Qc) Canada H2X 3Z9 - Tel: 514-667-5002 - Fax: 514-667-5003 Website : 

10 min drive to Allez Up Climbing Centre

 Complimentary services: 


-Local and 1-800 phone calls 

-Fully equipped kitchen 

-Laundry room 

-Fitness Room 

-Weekly maid service 

-Lounge area 

-DVD Library 

1 Bedroom suite (max 4 guests) with full kitchen 149 CDN + tax (18.5%) per night + 10$ per night for 3rd and 4th adult per room (does not apply to children)

Contact me if you require a 2 bedroom suite

Free cancellation until 48 hours prior to day of arrival

Parking charge : $26.00 per day plus taxes - with in & out privileges 


Flights and car rentals can also be arranged.


To Book or for questions: please contact Andrea White, or 587-894-1842

-with dates, number of guests, including ages of children

-with full name for reservation, address, date of birth, phone, email and method of payment including card type, number, expiry and security, name on card if different from reservation name

Volunteers Required: Difficulty (Top Rope/Lead) and Speed

The ACA is very lucky to have a great group of parents and climbing community friends who come out to every comp to volunteer.  Thanks you to all who show up and help make these events run smoothly.  Training is always available if you haven’t done a certain job before and sometimes you can even get food!

Check out these links for current volunteer needs (Calgary and Canmore) and watch the ACA social media sites for additional volunteer sign up links as the comps get closer.

Calgary Difficulty and Speed Volunteer Sign up, March 9 &10, 2019

Canmore Rope Difficulty Volunteer Sign-up, March 16, 2019

Canmore Speed Climbing Volunteer Sign-up March 17, 2019

Youth Bouldering Nationals 2019 Team Alberta Results

4th - Dylan Bokenfohr 
17th - Caleb MacDonald
19th - Ethan Pitcher 
21st - Tyson Martino 
24th - Ethan Schimpf
25th - Connor Louis
30th - Colby Holt
34th - Samuel Gee
6th - Lisa van de Panne
13th - Sophia Katzell
19th - Lauren Kwan
7th - Tyler White
24th - Ilya Soichuk
25th - Will O'Brien
26th - Jakob Learned
29th - Gabe Doering
30th - Brennan Hill
34th - Felix Nuyt
35th - Cameron Farr-Jones
36th - Will Kwan
2nd - Paige Boklaschuk 
7th - Lily Trottier 
8th - Jade Uwazny
17th - Grace Wieninger 
21st - Ema Apedaile 
22nd - Mani Dias 
25th - Willow Cotton 
26th - Kennedy Moland
3rd - TJ Foley
11th - Logan Jones
20th - Kai Villard
22nd - Ezra Bowden
28th - Tyler Louis
29th - Ethan Seretny
10th - Jessica Lee
15th - Siena Mar
18th - Laura Gervais
23rd - Isobel Stady
25th - Grace Skrypnek
26th - Taryn Chaney
29th - Peyton MacDonald
31st - Addison Shyluk
2nd - Adam Edwards
6th - Lochlan Radstaak 
7th - Lincoln Ohuchi
19th - Evan Lau
20th - Matthew Harvie 
21st - Aris Haraga
22nd - Elijah Pollard
3rd - Alexa Vanier
9th - Olivia Pollard
12th - Oceane Gelinas
13th - Brie Villard
15th - Sydney Kozak
16th - Sophie Trottier 
19th - Elise Villeneuve
20th - Paige Louie
22nd - Ainsley Rolstad 
28th - Lane Baty

Provincial Results

The ACA standings have been updated with the results from Junior/A/B/C/D Provincials.  If you have any questions or note any issues with the results please email

An email will be sent to those who qualified for Nationals in the next couple of days.  Please check the email account associated with your ACA registration - keep an eye in your spam/junk folder in case it ends up there. 

Thanks to CCC- Rocky Mountain, the volunteers, judges, families, and all the athletes who made Bouldering Provincials a great event!

ACA Performance Committee is looking for coaches!!!

We are looking to staff the three upcoming provincial team bouldering clinics:

Open Clinic February 9th/10th at Bolder Climbing in Calgary, Youth A and Junior Clinic February 2nd at Blocs in Edmonton and Youth B and C clinic February 3rd at Blocs in Edmonton.

Selected coaches will be paid a day rate of $150 / day. If you are interested please email the performance chair, Regan Kennedy. Deadline Jan 7th 2019.

ACA Performance Committee - Come listen and provide input- December 2nd, 9am

The ACA performance committee is holding an informal meeting Dec 2nd, 9am at the Calgary Climbing Centre Rocky Mountain location. This meeting will review the results of the recent survey and open the floor to discussions around competition schedules, formats and performance clinics. All are welcome, but the conversation will focus on youth A, junior and open athletes. If you haven't had a chance to fill out the survey, please find the link on the ACA webpage (survey will close Nov 30th). Looking forward to seeing you there!

Watch the ACA website for survey results and a summary of the meeting.

Canmore - Thank you!

On behalf of my crew, I would like to thank the following that have made this bouldering  comp a great success.


The Town of Canmore - Elevation Place for hosting a very challenging but successful event.

Thank you Brian Spear & Sara Lilley for supporting my team in making this happen for our ACA Athletes!


Thank you Evgenii, Matt, Tadashi, Jan and Robyn for the outstanding route setting. Great feedback from the Athletes!


Thank you to the tireless volunteers and judges for supporting and caring for our athletes!

These kind of events wouldn’t even leave the ground if I wouldn’t have been able to count on you to step-in. The many parents & Youth Athletes for their time judging, working Iso, blowing the whistle, registration, scoring, escorting… Fantastic job!


Thank you to the coaches and parents for your patience, respect and understanding of how daunting an event like this can be to run smoothly.


Thank you to the support of my friends and members of the ACA so I could deliver, in total confidence, a timely event.


Thank you to Peter Kwan for his photography! Watch on the ACA page in the next week or so for the event pictures!


Thank you to Benoit Gosselin & Valerie Themens for seeking out the many wonderful prizes from the following sponsors:

Outdoor Research, LaSportiva, Petzl, Scarpa, Patagonia, DMM, Edelrid,  Flashed & Vertical



Thank you for my crew!

Cam Baty - Assistant JP

Craig Advice & Tim Ricci - Assistant JP & Judges

Mark Kozak - Technical Delegate & Judge

And Ann Vanier, for running Isolation!!


See you all on the road!

Thank you again for making this happen!


Sylvain Vanier

Jury President - Canmore Bouldering Comp