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Sun, Mar 1, 2020, Climbing 12:00pm | Films 7:30pm, Richmond Olympic Oval

Climbing Day with Sonnie Trotter

Climbing, Canadian

Spend the day climbing at the Richmond Oval with clinics and special events – followed by a VIMFF climbing special with Sonnie Trotter and the latest films.

Dates, Times & Locations:

Sun, Mar 1, 2020, Richmond Oval Climbing Centre

Climbing: 12:00pm-6:00pm

Beer Garden & Climbing Market: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Speaker & Films: 7:30pm


Climbing + VIMFF event: $33 online / $35 at door

VIMFF event only: $23 online / $25 at door

*earlybird, youth, & multi-show discounts available.

Opening of BC’s Tallest Climbing Wall

Time: 12:00pm-6:00pm

The Grand Opening of BC’s tallest climbing wall. Soaring 15 meters above ground, the Richmond Olympic Oval offers over 50 new climbing routes ranging from 5.7-5.13. Numerous industry leading climbing and mountain lifestyle brands will be on site providing  you with an exclusive opportunity to demonstrate all the latest gear. This event is a must attend for all climbers!

Climbing rentals available on site. Wall staff will be available to belay climbers and conduct belay test at no extra cost.

Beer Garden and Climbing Market

Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Check out the latest gear from industry leading climbing and mountain lifestyle brands while sipping on local craft brew. Join over 400 mountain enthusiasts in anticipation of VIMFF’s hottest climbing films all set amongst BC’s tallest indoor climbing wall.

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Sonnie Trotter

Sonnie Trotter has been obsessed with climbing for nearly 25 years. During this time he has amassed an impressive list of first ascents and challenging repeats around the world. But his self proclaimed ‘greatest achievement’ so far has been his 14 year relationship with his now wife Lydia and the birth of their two children Tatum and Mesa. Sonnie shares with us some of his insight into the world of love, risk, parenting and travel.

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The Terminator

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Venue Map


6111 River Rd, Richmond, BC | (778) 296-1400