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Out of the Shadows, a Bouldering Film

Andy White and Clayton Arnall are busy working on Out of the Shadows after the success of their first film The Fileds. The Fields was seen all over the world, in part to it being a finalist in the Vancouver International Film Festival. Article on New V10 Routes in Okanagan 
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Ouray Ice Festival 2015

The 20th annual Ouray Ice Festival took place on Jan. 10 and some of the top winter climbers took part. The always strong Will Gadd walked away with the win. As always, there was lots of excitement before the event, more so this year with Sasha DiGiulian competing in her first
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Tour de Bloc Elevation Place

The first day of Tour de Bloc 2015 took place on Jan. 10 in Alberta and Ontario. Here are the results from Elevation Place in Canmore. Photos by Alex Roe, Pam Eveleigh and Evgenii Kremlev Elevation Place is a community centre in Canmore. Within its walls are a library, swimming
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Dawn Wall Day 15: Momentum! Jorgeson Sends Pitch 16 and 17

The Dawn Wall show continued on Jan. 10, as the climbers pushed hard on day 15. Kevin Jorgeson sent the last of the 5.14 pitches. As the days go by, more and more people are making the trip to watch Tommy Caldwell and Jorgeson project the Dawn Wall. Neither climber has stood on
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The Future of Topos?

Topos are an important tool in a climber’s kit. Often they can make or break a climb. The New York Times published an interactive online topo that might represent the future of climbing topos. From the early days of climbing there have been written descriptions of climbs.
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Tour de Bloc Jan. 12 Qualifiers

The Tour de Bloc is taking place in Canmore and Burlington today. Qualifiers are wrapping up and the finals will begin in a few hours. This weekends comp marks the kick-off for the 2015 Tour de Bloc comps. Climbers will be giving it their all today as the season is half over.
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Video: Bloc Shop’s New Kids on the Bloc

The Bloc Shop in Montreal hosted the third stop of the eastern tour of the Tour de Bloc before the New Year. Check out full results here Full Video Recap
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Big Bloc Send! From Dirt Grows The Flowers

Manuel Brunn repeated Dave Graham’s From dirt grows the flowers, V15 at Chironico, Switzerland. Manuel has climbed many V15s and 5.14ds over the years and he is stoked to start the year with Flowers after a number of tries last year. From Dirt Grows The Flowers 8C from
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The Importance of Dawn Wall

As the days add up on the Dawn Wall, more and more news sources are getting wind of the climb and its importance. Gripped’s editor Brandon Pullan spoke with the nation-wide weather source, The Weather Channel, on Jan. 9 about the climb. The Weather Channel sent a reporter
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Top BC Climbers at The Boulders for SCBC Triple-Header This Weekend

Many of the top climbers in the province, will be on hand at The Boulders Climbing Gym in Central Saanich this weekend Jan. 10 to 11 for the Sport Climbing Association of British Columbia (SCBC) Triple-Header Competition. One of a number of stops on the 2014-2015 SCBC schedule
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