Rock Wall team on top

Numerous wins for local climbing gym athletes as more than 85 athletes gather in Maple Ridge for competition.

Christy Spurrell won the open women’s category at the climbing competition at Rock Wall Climbing Gym on Saturday.

Members of The Rock Wall Climbing Team were pumped up for the past weekend’s climbing competition, in which 85 of B.C.’s top climbers descended on the Maple Ridge gym.

Many of the competitors were also some of Canada’s best climbers, and have competed world-wide for Team Canada, including Maple Ridge natives Christy Spurrell and Jaylene Pratt.

Spurrell was competing in only her second competition this year after being off since nationals last year with a hand injury.

Spurrell placed an impressive second in a deep open field, and second in speed, which was enough to take the overall open women’s title.

Spurrell  is also head coach of the team and was challenged with a large team to coach and still get herself ready for climbing.

Jakob Plamondon and Teyha Rogers both had impressive climbs over the weekend, with Plamondon dominating both speed and difficulty, placing first in both disciplines and taking the overall title in youth B boys.

Rogers crushed her first qualifier and had to battle hard on a powerful finals route to take second place in difficulty. She placed first in speed, which won her the overall title in youth B girls.

Kari Jurick made finals for the first time in difficulty, and with her second place finish in speed placed second behind Rogers in overall title in youth B girls.

Lauren Larbalestier and Meghan White were first and second respectively in speed, but White turned it up in difficulty to take first place and give her the overall title.

The Rock Wall Team heads to the Richmond Oval on April 4 for the next competition in difficulty and hope to have another impressive day.

Rock Wall competition final results:

Youth D girls

(11 and under):

• Meghan White – first difficulty, second speed, first overall;

• Paige Lofthaug – fifth difficulty, fifth speed, fourth overall;

• Lauren Larbalestier – sixth difficulty, first speed, third overall.

 

Youth C girls

(12/13 years):

• Sydney Hennessey – fourth difficulty;

• Anya Soon-Kozak – eighth difficulty.

 

Youth C boys

(12/13 years):

• Will Antle – fifth difficulty, second speed, second overall.

 

Youth B girls

(14/15 years)

• Teyha Rogers – fourth difficulty, first speed, first overall;

• Kari Jurick – fifth difficulty, second speed, second overall.

 

Youth B Boys

(14/15 years):

• Jakob Plamondon – first difficulty, first speed, first overall;

• Greg Brown – seventh difficulty.

 

Youth A Boys

(14/15 years)

• Jack Chisholm – seventh difficulty, third speed, third overall

• Greg Brown – seventh difficulty

 

Junior girls

(18/19 years):

• Taylor Forsyth – second difficulty, first speed, first overall.

 

Junior boys

(18/19yrs)

• Jake Forsyth – second difficulty, second speed, second overall.

 

Open women:

• Christy Spurrell – second difficulty, second speed, first overall;

• Jaylene Pratt – seventh difficulty;

• Laura Siemens – 11th difficulty, seventh speed.

Just Posted

Maple Ridge chef tops in B.C. for agriculture in the classroom

Chef Brian Smith named the B.C. Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher of the Year

Flames drop to eighth in PJHL

Ridge loses two games over the weekend

Man known to frequent Maple Ridge wanted by Langley RCMP

An arrest warrant is out for Bryce Telford for allegedly impersonating a police officer

New Maple Ridge council has old problem: Albion flats

Staff asking for politicians to decide direction

Canada’s archive buys rare book that hints at Nazi plans for North America

The 1944 book may have served as a blueprint for a Nazi purge

Teravainen’s 3 points lift Hurricanes to 5-2 win over Canucks

Vancouver heads into all-star break on losing note

B.C. hospital apologizes for veteran’s five-day hallway stay

Clinical director of Victoria General Hospital says case of retired veteran ‘definitely excessive’

Speaker Darryl Plecas says ‘justice’ needed for legislature employees

Plecas spoke to media at the opening of a pedestrian and cycling bridge in Abbotsford Wednesday

Advocate hopes B.C. legislature scandal leads to more transparency

‘Depressing’ that it takes a scandal to inspire freedom of information reform, says Sara Neuert

‘Dr. Lipjob’ avoids jail, gets 30-day suspended sentence

She will have to serve the 30 days in prison if she commits a breach during her two-year’s probation

Ex-Mountie involved in Taser death at Vancouver airport sues government

Kwesi Millington claims he acted in accordance with RCMP training

47 men arrested by Vancouver police for allegedly seeking sex with teenage girls

Seven of those arrested have been charged as part of a two-month operation

Surrey farmers taking stock of revamped Canada Food Guide

Products that were once big at the table — like meat and dairy — have been put on the back-burner

Most Read