New Delirium Speed Wall to Assist Potential Olympic Rock Climbers

New Delirium Speed Wall to Assist Potential Olympic Rock Climbers

Rock-climbing is destined to become an Olympic sport, so the Delirium climbing centre proceeded with the official inauguration of a new speed wall.

With the help of the Competitive Rock-climbing Club in Old Quebec cinema at Galleries de la Canardière, this facility became the first in Quebec to offer our athletes of tomorrow a place to practice with international standard equipment for Rock-climbing.

To meet the International Sports Federation’s demands, the wall is 20 centimetres from the ground, three metres wide, and 10-15 metres high, a regular five-degree slope and finished grey resin surface of a very specific size. The grips used must be approved by the federation and arranged according to a plan. 

Proud to participate in the development of this sport in Quebec, the centre hosted the Canadian Junior Championship in 2010, a first in Eastern Canada in 13 years of existence.

The International Olympic Committee will make a decision in 2013 on whether climbing should become an Olympic sport. It is important to train future athletes and this is why the Delirium owners have invested in this new training wall that will eventually allow competitors from the greater Quebec region to be part of the Canadian team.

Funding

Vice-President of the Competitive Rock-climbing Club, Claudie Bérubé, subsequently presented the funding challenges facing young climber athletes who would like to participate in major competitions.

The road to the top is a long and expensive one.

There is a need for clothes with the club’s colours and three vehicles to offer transportation for the athletes.

The owners thought that companies could buy grips for the wall. They will allow athletes to continue to improve and someday achieve their Olympic goals.

The public was invited to come and experience a free climbing session during the open house which was held Saturday October 27, between 1pm and 4pm.
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