Meet the Team

A mix of accomplished athletes, Team Bloc Shop excels in multiple facets of climbing.

Photo:  Sébastien Lazure

Sébastien Lazure

Member of the Canadian bouldering team, Sebastien is also the owner of a climbing holds company. His agility, strength and determination have made him one of the country’s top athletes of the sport.

Photo:  Véronique Gosselin

Véronique Gosselin

An experienced climber on the competitive circuit, Véronique has maintained herself among Quebec’s block elite for many years. His wisdom and smile reveal his vivid personality, both on a climbing wall and on a daily basis.

Photo:  Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

Originally from Ontario’s competitive circuit, Nathan redefined expectations of junior athletes in the Canadian circuit when it came to competing with the adults. These days he continues to be a first-class climber while redefining performance standards throughout the province.

Photo:  Ariane Sisavath

Ariane Sisavath

Curious, determined and humble, Ariane has fun all the time. She knows how to laugh at her mistakes as well as her successes. Do not be fooled by her small size, strength and determination make her a surprising climber in competition!

Photo:  Francis Bilodeau

Francis Bilodeau

The enigmatic Francis stands out for his finger strength and unconventional style. One thing is certain, the catches never seem too small for him. Francis is one of the first athletes from the junior circuit to pursue his career at this level.

Photo:  Corinne Baril

Corinne Baril

Having been a competitive climber most of her life, Coco is well known for her unbreakable love of crimps and cruxy boulders. Coco joins our competitive climbing team this year, all well continuing to be a pillar of our route setting team here at Bloc Shop.

Photo:  Danny Latulippe

Danny Latulippe

Our stellar pretty boy of the crew, Danny continues to be an example of determination and perseverance on the team. Don’t even think about getting stuck between him and the holds, the power might be too much to handle.

Photo:  David Trudeau

David Trudeau

Young Quebec prodigy, David is a climber from the area of Quebec City. Having placed first at Canadian nationals in 2018 on the junior circuit, he is in the running for another fiery year!

Photo:  Mélissa Lacasse

Mélissa Lacasse

Head coach

Photo:  Simon Généreux-Vien

Simon Généreux-Vien

Assistant Coach