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Nanaimo climber reaches very top

Elan Jonas-McRae salutes the crowd after topping his finals route on Sunday to win the junior and open male divisions of the Sport Climbing Association of B.C. championships at Boulders climbing gym in Saanich. - CHRISTIAN J. STEWART/Boulders Media
Elan Jonas-McRae salutes the crowd after topping his finals route on Sunday to win the junior and open male divisions of the Sport Climbing Association of B.C. championships at Boulders climbing gym in Saanich.
— image credit: CHRISTIAN J. STEWART/Boulders Media

Nanaimo’s Elan Jonas-McRae climbed higher than the competition to win provincials this past weekend.

Jonas-McRae won both the junior male and open male divisions at the Sport Climbing Association of B.C.’s Speed and Difficulty Championships at the Boulders climbing gym in Saanich. He topped both his qualifying climbs Saturday and was the only climber to top the route in Sunday’s final.

More than 100 athletes participated in provincials.

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