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Video: Ice Climbing on B.C.’s Duffey Lake Road

Watch Ryan Larkin and Jean-Marc Savoi climb Rambles Right on the Duffey Lake Road north of Whistler. Despite a very warm West Coast winter there was still some ice to be found. Climbers were still swinging the tools as recently as mid-March at Wedgemont Lake. West Coast Ice
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The 2015 Canadian Bouldering National Championships Results

After two days of competition at the Bloc Shop the best climbers of the weekend have taken their spots on the podium. Photos courtesy of Aidas Odonelis at Ruby Photography Studios The temperatures in Montreal dipped to freezing temperatures, but inside the Bloc Shop things really
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Watch the National 2015 Bouldering Championships’ Finals LIVE HERE!

After a great competition on Sat., March 21, we have eight women and eight men who will be competing for top spots today at the Bloc Shop. Tune in today at 5:0o p.m. EST to watch the finals LIVE. Thanks to XAC Productions for the excellent coverage. Read about yesterday’s
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The 2015 Canadian Bouldering Nationals: Semi-Finals Results

The Semi-Finals for the Canadian Bouldering Championships took place at Montreal’s Bloc Shop Saturday night. Eight men and eight women are heading to finals. On Saturday, Montreal’s newest climbing gym, Bloc Shop, hosted the CEC bouldering nationals qualifications and
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Jonathan Siegrist Sends La Rambla 5.15a

American climber Jonathan Siegrist recently sent La Rambla 5.15a. In the fall of 2014, he visited Ontario’s Lion’s Head and previous to that he climbed Realization 5.15a.  Alex Huber made the first ascent in 1994 and it was repeated nine years later by Ramón Julián
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Bouldering Nationals: Qualifications Results

Qualifications for the Canadian Bouldering Championships in Montreal’s Bloc Shop went off perfectly. Today Montreal’s newest climbing gym, Bloc Shop, hosts the CEC bouldering nationals. This is the final stop of the CEC circuit for the year. All Canadian climbers who
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Video: The Lowest Boulder Problem Ever

Check out this recent video of Thomas Madsen climbing a route called Crocodile at Franchard Isatis in the French bouldering area Fontaineleau. Have you ever tried climbing something so low? This might be the most crazy route beta you can try to give someone. “Lay on your
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Canadian Bouldering Nationals at Bloc Shop: One Day Away!

The Canadian Bouldering National Championships will be held at the Bloc Shop in Montreal starting tomorrow, March 20. There’s one day left until more than 200 climbers arrive at the Bloc Shop to compete for top spot. The winners will be crowned as national champions and go
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Raphael Slawinski to Attempt Everest’s Northeast Face in Spring 2015

Calgary-based Raphael Slawinski is one of Canada’s leading alpinists and in the spring of 2015, he’s traveling to attempt Mount Everest. Slawinski will be attempting a new route on the Northeast Face with German climbers David Gottler and Daniel Bartsch. Leaving on
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Tom Ballard Completes North Faces With Fast Ascent of Eiger

British climber Tom Ballard has soloed the North Face of the Eiger in five hours and 38 minutes and in doing so completed his Starlight and Storm project. Tom Ballard is a British alpinist who has just completed climbing the six great north faces of the Alps in winter and solo.
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