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The 2015 Golden Scrub Brush Awards

The Golden Scrub Brush Awards have been announced for 2015 after a community gathering in Squamish. Chris Small is the Squamish Access Society (SAS) director at large and has been an important member of the Golden Scrub Brush team. “Special Congratulations to our Fellowship
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Results for Record Setting Youth Comp in Ontario

The Ontario Climbing Federation (OCF) Youth Comp took place at The Hub on Saturday, Nov 21. It was the largest youth comp in the history of Canadian competitions. Nearly 200 young climbers registered and took part in the big event. In a press release after the event, the OCF
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Tour de Bloc Results from Altitude Climbing

The third Tour de Bloc of the season to take place in Quebec was held at Altitude Gym. A number of familiar faces were at the Tour de Bloc on Saturday in Montreal. The strong field forced climbers to give their all. In the end, the winners in each of the open categories were the
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Tour de Bloc Results from Seven Bays Bouldering

The first Tour de Bloc of the year to take place in Halifax was at Seven Bays Bouldering on Saturday. Seven Bays is the newest gym in Halifax, but they are quickly becoming the go-to facility. “We are the new kids on the block, but thanks to our unique building, amazing location
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Results from B.C.’s Fall Classic at The Edge

The Sport Climbing B.C. Fall Classic took place at The Edge in Vancouver on Sat. Nov. 21. Over 100 climbers and many more spectators filled the popular urban climbing location as one of the biggest comps of the fall took place on the West Coast. Here are the winners for the Open
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Watch the World Record Higline by Theo Sanson

On Nov. 15, 2015 Théo Sanson walked nearly 500 metres on a highline rigged from The Rectory to Castleton Tower in Castle Valley. Rigging the line is perhaps as significant a feat as walking it. ACROSS THE SKY – a world record slackline in the utah desert from Camp 4
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Katie Bono Sends Lightning, Sets New Standard

Katie Bono has climbed a number of hard mixed routes throughout North America. With her send of The Lightning M13, she becomes the first American woman to climb the grade. Canadian Sarah Hueniken became the first North American woman to climb M13 two years ago. The route is one
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Watch Highlights from Tour de Bloc at Rock Jungle

The 13th Tour de Bloc season is in full swing and the event at Rock Jungle was one of the most entertaining so far. Eric Sethna and Alyssa Weber finished in first place, for full results visit here. Tour de Bloc 13 Rock Jungle Fitness – Women’s Final from Rich
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Lynn Hill Inducted into Boulder Sports Hall of Fame

Legendary rock climber Lynn Hill was inducted into the Boulder Sports Hall of Fame on Sept. 26, 2015.
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Barry Blanchard Wins Boardman/Tasker Award

Barry Blanchard’s memoir titled The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains has won the prestigious Boardman Tasker Award. Blanchard’s 2014 memoir is about a kid saved from juvenile delinquency by the mystery and challenge of the Canadian Rockies. Blanchard went on to
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