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World Class Wall in Canada

On the December 10th weekend, I got to climb at Canada’s newest and¬†undoubtedly¬†best climbing wall. The new wall that just got build in Saanich, BC is 18m tall and wide enough to accomodate 8 climbers climbing at the same time. [singlepic id=275 w=480 h=320 float=center]   The above picture is with the door down and the one below obviously with the door up! [singlepic id=277 w=480 h=320 float=center]   This facility is going to host Canadian Regionals in 2012, and hopefully Canadian Nationals in 2013. The Junior World Championships will be held at this facility in 2013 as well. Just to get a feeling for this wall, take a look at this picture. [singlepic id=276 w=480 h=320 float=center]   I believe you can fit 6 climbers side by side easily for the 2013 worlds! The wall was made by Walltopia which has made a lot of world class structures in Europe as well. On Dec 9th, there was the grand opening of the wall which I had the honor of attending and on Dec 10th, they held their first climbing competition. [singlepic id=278 w=480 h=320 float=center]   The wall was build at the Boulders Climbing Facility which is attached to the side of a high school! If I had this at my high school growing up, the possibilities could’ve been endless. Shown at this LINK, students can replace two courses in their high school with climbing in grade 9-12. So pretty much, I could’ve climbed 2 hours a day and earned credit through high school, a climbers dream!

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