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Happy 93rd Birthday Fred Beckey!

Fred Beckey is one of the world’s most accomplished climbers and turned 93 on Jan. 14, 2016. Born on Jan. 14, 1923, Friedrich Wolfgang Beckey has established new routes all around the world, authored a number of best sellers and continues to get out into the mountains. In
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Results from 8a.nu Rock Climbing Hero Survey

Over the past few weeks, the website 8a.nu conducted a survey asking readers to select their rock climbing heroes. Over 15,000 online votes were made in the survey and the two most popular climbing heroes were Lynn Hill and Chris Sharma. For the women, boulderers tend to be the
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Results for Tour de Bloc at Wilson Centre in Alberta

The final Tour de Bloc of 2015 took place at the University of Alberta’s new facility. A big shout out to the organizers, gym staff and athletes for all of the effort in 2015 to make the Tour de Bloc the amazing comp circuit it is. Climbers gathered for one more show-down
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Canadians Dominate North America Ice Championships

The UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup is taking place in Bozeman this weekend. There are a number of events tangled up under the Ice Climbing World Cup title. There are lead and speed cups and the North America Championships. There is also the 19th annual Bozeman Ice Climbing Festival
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Results from Ontario Youth Provincial Comp

The Ontario Climbing Federation’s Youth Comp was held at Boulderz on Dec. 12 and 13. With over 170 climbers, it was a big effort by organizers, parents and gym staff to keep things rolling smoothly. Everyone behind the scenes deserves a big shout out, as the final Ontario
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Canadians Advance to Semis at Bozeman Ice World Cup

The first UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup is taking place in Bozeman this weekend and Canadians had a strong qualifiers. Seven Canadians have advanced to semi-finals at the Bozeman World Cup. There seems to be some dispute between results on the UIAA website and reports from the
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Ontario Youth Bouldering Provincials This Weekend

The Ontario Climbing Federation (OCF) Ontario Youth Bouldering Provincials will be taking place this weekend at Boulderz Climbing Centre. The popular Etobicoke climbing gym will be hosting one of the biggest youth competitions to date. Over 170 climbers have registered to compete
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A Send of Metallica in the Tatra Mountains

Watch Aleksandra Taistra climb a fun looking route called Metallica in the Polish Tatra Mountains. Metallica IX (Polish Tatra Mountains, Mnich) from Aleksandra Taistra on Vimeo.
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Watch Trailer for Highly Anticipated New Film ‘Namuli’

In celebration of International Mountain Day, Ukalene Productions released the official film trailer: Namuli. The community-backed film documents the spirit of exploration and what happens when a team of rock climbers, biologists, and conservationists sets off on an
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Highlights from Tour de Bloc Finals at Seven Bays

Watch this highlight reel from Tour de Bloc at Seven Bays Bouldering in Halifax on Nov. 21. For results from the first event of its kind at the new climbing gym, visit here. SEVEN BAYS BOULDERING TOUR DE BLOC FINALS from Allez Up on Vimeo.
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