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Watch Some Excellent Quebec Ice Climbing

Watch motivated ice climbers explore some of Quebec’s steeper ice and mixed routes.
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Watch Ouellet and McCormick Make FA in Bugaboos

In 2012, Jean-Pierre Ouellet and Matt McCormick made the first ascent of The Wandering Direct 5.11R in the Bugaboos. Ouellet is currently climbing ice in the Canadian Rockies, be sure to follow him on Instagram here. By Jean-Pierre Ouellet Matt McCormick and I spent two weeks in
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Watch Alex Johnson’s Systems Wall Routine

Alex Johnson is one of America’s most experienced com climbers and she is currently training to send a V14 and a 5.14 in 2016. Systems Wall Training with Alex Johnson from The RV Project on Vimeo.
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Words With Actress and Comp Climber Helen Colliander

Helen Colliander is an actress and competition climber based in Vancouver. With over 20 credits to her name on the IMDb website, including the popular TV series Heartland, it’s fair to say 15-year-old Helen Colliander has her work cut out. Her weekly routin
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Watch the First Ascent of High Times 5.13b

Watch Ben Ditto make the first ascent of High Times 5.13b, which is a steep climb on Drug Dome in Tuolumne Meadows. –  Follow Ben Ditto on Instagram @benjaminditto.
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Tour de Bloc and More Wins for Eric Sethna, Alyssa Weber

The Tour de Bloc took place at the Calgary Climbing Centre on Nov. 28. Eric Sethna has competed in four Tour de Blocs this season and placed first in each one. Alyssa Weber has competed in three Tour de Blocs this fall and finished in first place at every event. The competition
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University Bouldering Series Results from Gravity

The University Bouldering Series (UBS) is a competition circuit that is quickly becoming an important stop for comp climbers. The event was hosted at Gravity and climbers enter as individuals representing their university. There were 168 climbers from over a dozen universities
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La Sportiva Legends Only Results

The annual La Sportiva Legends Only competition took place in Stocklholm. The Legends Only puts five top climbers to the test. Unlike most comps where the competitors don’t know what the problem will be, for Legends Only the climbers practice the routes the day before. This
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Watch Sonnie Trotter and Barry Blanchard Climb Ice

Barry Blanchard, Andy Arts and Sonnie Trotter climb Candle Stick Maker in the Ghost. Trotter is known for his cutting-edge rock climbs and Blanchard is known for his cutting-edge alpine climbs. Arts captured the day in the Ghost and did a great job putting a short film together.
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Results from Quebec Provincial Comp

The second provincial competition in Quebec this season took place at Délire Escalade on Nov. 28. The popular event had over 100 climbers register. For Men’s Open, Seb Lazure continued his winning streak and for Women’s Open, Bronwen Karnis finished on top of the
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