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Keepin' Up With The Co-op - October Issue


Happening this Saturday, October 8th, the first GTFO Sponsored Womxn's Climb of Fall 2022! Come Climb for FREE 8am - 9:30am! Pre registration for this is required! Head over to our website to sign up today!

Join us on the second Saturday of the month during Womxn's Climb at no cost to you! Spots and shoe rentals are sponsored by GTFO. We will have an instructor present to answer all your climbing questions and help guide beginners.

Full list of fall GTFO Sponsored Womxn's Climb: October 8 November 12 December 10


Bloctober and ECC '22 On October 29th we'll be hosting Bloctober! This event will have both a recreational scramble and a Senior Competitive event.

Bloctober is the second event in the first ever East Coast Circuit! ECC is brought to you in partnership with Sport Climbing New Brunswick (SCNB), Climb Nova Scotia (CNS), Fit Rocks Saint John, and Halifax's Seven Bays!

ECC 22 will offer athletes three opportunities to compete this fall. Points won at these events will determine which athletes earn the chance to compete at the 2022Senior Boulder National Competition in late November.

For more information and to register for Bloctober, head over to

For more information, email or call (506) 672-6769.

For more information call 902-406-0662.




Volunteer Opportunity: Interested in being involved but not looking to compete? We'll need volunteers to help up throughout the day! Some things we'll need help with:

  • MCs to help communicate information and move the day along (3)

  • Judges for the qualifying and finals rounds (10)

  • Sign In attendants (4)

  • Isolation attendants (4)

  • Time keeper for Competitive Qualifier and Finals (2)

  • Volunteer to Livestream (phone to live stream is provided)

If any of these roles interest you, or if you have something specific in mind you think you could help with, send us an email at! .



Pass Freeze In preparation for Bloctober, we will need to close the gym Oct, 27-29. We will automatically freeze Annual and Monthly passes on Thursday, the 27th and unfreeze them on Sunday the 30th. These three days will be added onto the backend of your monthly or annual pass.


Annual Pass Promo

In October, receive 10% off your Annual Pass!

Benefits of having an Annual Access Pass:

- 2 bonus punches

- 1 new-to-FBC guest pass per month

- savings of up to $300 for adults and up to $200 in savings for students when you switch from a monthly to annual pass


Training And Wellness Class

October 12: Core for Climbers - Pilates with Samantha Shea Join us every other Wednesday evening 6pm-6:45pm, for a climbing-inspired, pilates-based class. This class, facilitated by Samantha Shea, is a specialized Pilates Fusion class that focuses on building total body strength, stability, and mobility for anyone wanting to improve their climbing skills & resiliency. This class will help to reduce muscle tension and soreness, as well as reduce the risk of injury while climbing. Pre-registration is required online at FBC Members can join this class for $15, and non-members for $21.75. Full Class Schedule: October 12 (Only 1 Session in October) November 9, 23 December 7, 21




October 23: Guided Yoga with Courtney Mollins-Bidlake Start your Sunday off right and join Courtney for a guided yoga session. All skill levels welcome! Yoga mats will be available, but feel free to bring your own. Pre-registration at These sessions will be free for FBC members, and $5 for non-members. Full Class Schedule: October 23 November 27 December TBD


New Co-op Members!

Welcome to our new Co-op members!! We welcomed over 50 of you in the last couple of months!

We just wanted to take a moment to remind you that we need your Membershare form filled out if you haven't already done so.

The Co-op Membershare form can be found on our waivers pages, 4th on the list:


October Schedule Adjustments

Thanksgiving Weekend Drop In Hours

Saturday, Oct 8: 11am - 10pm

Womxn's Climb 8am - 9:30am

Member's Only Climb 9:30am - 11am

Sunday, Oct 9: 10am - 5pm

No new set this weekend

Monday, Oct 10: 10am - 5pm




Wednesday, Oct 18

Early Morning Drop In Reduced: 7am - 10:45am

Evening Drop In Remains: 5:30pm - 10pm




Hours Affected by Bloctober

Wednesday, Oct 26

Early Morning Drop In: 7am - 11:30am Half Gym to allow for Comp Setting

Evening Drop In: 5:30 pm - 10:30pm Half Gym to allow for Comp Setting

Thursday, Oct 27, Friday, Oct 28

Closed for Comp Setting

Saturday, Oct 29

Closed for Bloctober Competition

Sunday, Oct 30

Opening for the evening, 5pm-10:30pm

**The reasoning behind this is based on feedback from members and routesetters after previous competitions we have held.

Climbers often come in to bare walls first thing on Sunday mornings after comps so we're hoping this gives the setters time to get in and set the walls back up for climbers to come in and use Sunday night.

This is something new we're trying and will be looking for feedback from members on this approach once Bloctober has concluded!



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