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Unstoppable! McColl is the 2014 Adidas Rock Star

This weekend the who’s who of the international climbing community gathered for a veritable Climbing Rock Show in Germany at Stuttgart’s modern Porsche-Arena. Sean McColl proves why is the one of the world’s best competitive climbers, again. Around 70 athletes from 20
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Adidas Rock Stars LIVE

World Champions and World Cup winners demonstrate their impressive skills and enjoy being celebrated like “rock stars.” Climbing meets music. Fueled by the punk rock band Badasstics and battling DJs, the climbers are cheered on by 3,000 enthusiastic spectators. The Adidas Rock
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IFSC World Bouldering Championship in Munich Semi Recap

The World Bouldering Championship is taking place in Munich this weekend. Here is a re-cap of the semi-finals. Canada had a strong team performance, placing two men in the semi-finals for the first time in a World Championship,  Sean McColl finished 9th, and Jaso
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Bozeman is now on UIAA ice comp circuit

The UIAA has announced that it will make the Bozeman ice festival an official stop on the World Cup of ice climbing. From the UIAA: The Bozeman Ice Festival® which has been held in the U.S. state of Montana since 1996 is now part of the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup. The UIAA Ice
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Chamonix IFSC World Cup Results

The second IFSC Lead World Cup took place in Chamonix from July 10 to 12. The weather was far from perfect for the outdoor event, but the climbing was great. Chamonix was the site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924 and the town that alpinist Mark Twight once dubbed “the
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Women’s Bugaboo Alpine Camp

IFMGA Mountain Guide Kirsten Knechtel and ACMG Alpine Guide Sarah Hueniken recently wrapped up their annual Bugaboo camp for women. For five days, women looking to gain experience in the alpine travelled to the Bugaboos where they were given introductory lessons on a number of
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Boulderfest 2014

This year’s Boulderfest will be taking place, as it always does, on the August long weekend. Boulderfest is the annual climber’s gathering on Dover Island in Nova Scotia. The event sells out every year so be sure to purchase your tickets early. Boulderfest 2014 early
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Toronto and Vail by Udo Neumann

Udo Neumann brings us another great video, this time featuring the 2014 World Cups in Toronto and Vail. For the Toronto World Cup results see here. For the Vail World Cup results see here. 2014 World Cup Results outside of North America For results from the first World Cup see
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McColl places second, twice, in China World Cups

The first Lead World Cup and another round of the Boulder World Cup took place in Haiyang, China. Sean McColl had a strong outing. Jakob Scubert took the victory in the first Lead WC in 2014 in spite of having an injured finger. Sean McColl took second place in both events. Adam
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World Cup Vail, LIVE today!

The IFSC World Cup is underway in Vail, Co. after an impressive event in Toronto. For Toronto results see here. For up-to-date scores and rankings, visit the IFSC website here. Sean McColl finished the semis in first place! For men’s semi-finals results see here. For
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