Jeff Thomson is the CEC's newly-appointed High Performance Director. What does that mean for competitive climbing in Canada? Well, a lot! Jeff gave a presentation in Mississauga Ontario after Canadian Open Bouldering Nationals, and this is an edited version of that presentation.
Eddie Fowke, Sierra Blair-Coyle, Simon Parton, and Will Anglin join me to talk about the new IFSC and USA Climbing scoring systems for bouldering.
Not many 25 year olds have actually tried to open a climbing gym, and even fewer have succeeded. Lauren Watson took it a step further by opening Ground Up in Squamish, thousands of miles from her Toronto home. In this episode, hear Lauren recount her story.
Joë Layno of Aspire Climbing gives me a crash course on ninja courses: who uses them, how to integrate them into a climbing gym, and why he doesn't see ninja courses as a flash in the pan.
Silvia McBurney has been working with the CEC to develop a Long Term Athlete Development plan for Canada, and has finally published the document after years of meeting with coaches and medical professionals from across the country. Silvia joins us to explain the purpose of the document, and to give an idea of how it will affect coaching and competition over the coming years.