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Video: Youth Bouldering Canada – 2015 Nationals Highlights

Top youth climbers across the country gathered at Climber’s Rock in Burlington, Ontario in February to vie for top honours at the 2015 Canadian National Youth Bouldering Competition. In total, eight national champions from eight categories claimed gold and a spot on the Canadian
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Ice Climbing World Cup In La Plagne This Weekend

La Plagne will be hosting the Ice Climbing World Cup from March 5 to 7, with speed and difficulty events. After hosting two World Cups over the past three years, Champagny en Vanoise has become one of the key stages of the international calendar. In 2015, nearly 100 athletes from
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Karlee Hall: Canada’s Future Mixed Champion

Karlee Hall is a B.C.-based climber who’s being coached by one of Canada’s best and is now proving her future is bright in the winter sport of mixed climbing. Team Canada athlete Karlee Hall of Jaffray, B.C. competed at the UIAA’s World Cup Ice Climbing
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Janja Garnbreat Makes Historic Onsight

Slovenian Janja Garnbret has made her hardest onsight to date, Avatar 5.13d at Pandora in Croatia. The 15-year-old has won eight straight IFSC youth comps. She then sent Scat 5.14a in two attempts. Last year she climbed Pura Vida V12. She is possibly the youngest climber to
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Vid: Giorgia Tesio Climbs V11 in Italy

Giorgia Tesio has done Alphacentaury V11 in Varazze, Italy. Three months ago the 14-year-old did her first V12. Watch this great video by Christian Core. More on Giorgia Tesio Giorgia Tesio – Alphacentaury (Standing Start) – Varazze from CoreFamily on Vimeo. Learn
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Watch a New V6 Being Climbed in Germany

Jaume Garcia has cleaned and climbed a new V6 in Bahratal, Germany. Check out some of Bahratal’s problems on Sendage.
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Vid: Patxi Usobiaga and His Great Training Room

The strong 34-year-old has been at the cutting-edge of training for rock climbing for more than a decade. Gripped has been following his progress for years and his recent short training video will get you fired up. Usobiaga writes on his website: “I love climbing and
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PEI’s New Rock Climbing Wall

Prince Edward Island has its first climbing gym thanks to some local climbers who had no where to train in the winter. The new climbing wall is in Stratford, PEI and is the first year-round climbing facility on the island. Red Rock Climbing Wall The project was headed by Daniel
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Big New Ice Route in Montana

Scott Coldiron and Christian Thompson have climbed a big new ice route in the Cabinet Range of Montana. Coldiron and Thompson climbed Black Well Falls WI5 M4 300 metres over the weekend. “To my knowledge, it’s the biggest steep, pure ice route in this little
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Alberta Climbing Association’s Calgary Lead Comp

The Alberta Climbing Association Onsight Lead Competition took place on Feb. 27 at the Calgary Climbing Centre’s Stronghold. Photos by Philip Quade The Alberta Climbing Association’s lead competition at Calgary’s Stronghold brought some of the strongest climbers
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