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Peninsula Co-Op Provides Donation of $50,000 Supporting Boulders Climbing Gym

Central Saanich, BC – The Boulders Climbing Gym at Stelly’s Secondary School will be the first facility in North America to host a World Youth Climbing Championships, in August 2013. The decision was made this weekend in Rome, Italy, by the International Federation of Sport Climbing. In 2008, climbing was recognized by the International Olympic Committee, and is moving through the process to become an Olympic event. This news comes on the heels of a decision...

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Why climbing a wall can be good rehab

By Gary Mason - Globe and Mail Seconds after sneezing, Chris Considine’s world began to go dark. A piercing pain slashed through his head. His face went numb. He threw up. Soon he couldn’t walk. What he didn’t realize is that a ski accident he’d suffered three weeks earlier, on the slopes of Whistler in late February 2003, had caused blood clots to form in one of the main arteries leading to his brain. When he sneezed, the...

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Construction of a really big climbing gym

It’s huge, enormous, stupendous, colossal… okay, it’s under construction but don’t let that stop you from checking out the development of our new world-class climbing facility. Haven't been by recently? Keep your anticipation and curiousity in check, stay up to date or reminisce with our gallery of the construction of a really big climbing gym. [gallery columns="4" ids="137,138,139,140,141,142,143,144,145,146,147,148,149,150,151,152,153,154,155,156,157,158,159,160,161,162,163,164,165,166,167,168,169,170,171,172,173,174,175,176,177,178,179,180,181,182,183,184,185,186,187,188,189,190,191,192,193"]...

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Unique Climbing Gym in Central Saanich

By Mira Laurence  CENTRAL SAANICH - Stelly's Secondary and Boulders Climbing Gym are taking climbing to new heights. Beginning Tuesday, Stelly's will be accepting applications for a new climbing academy - the first of its kind being offered in North America. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX53d-Xyt18&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]...

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