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2014 Nipigon Ice Festival

The annual ice climber’s festival in Northern Ontario gets on its way on Feb. 28 and runs till March 2. Nipigon is far away from any metropolis, the closest city is Thunder Bay, population 110,000. Every year dozens of ice-seeking climbers travel to the Northern Ontario
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Two Eight-Time Champs at ABS 15

Daniel Woods and Alex Puccio won their eighth titles at the 15th American Bouldering Society national championships. Some of America’s top boulderers gathered in Colorado Springs to compete at ABS 15. An exciting finish kept the audience on the edge of their seat.
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The 2014 Piolets d’Or

The Piolets d’Or (Golden Ice Axe) is an annual mountaineering award that has been handed out since 1991 by the French magazine Montagnes and the Groupe de Haute Montagne.  The 2014 Piolets d’Or  is promising to make an impression on the climbing scene, despite years
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The Boulders to Host SCBC Difficulty and Speed Competitions Saturday

Kamloops, BC -  The Boulders Climbing Gym in Central Saanich is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a Sport Climbing Association of British Columbia (SCBC) Difficulty and Speed competition on Saturday, February 22. Saturday’s  competition at The Boulders is the
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Tour de Bloc at The Hive

The Tour de Bloc made a stop at The Hive in Vancouver on the weekend, full results below. Men’s Results Rank Name Topouts Bonus Qualifiers 1 Parton, Simon 2 / 2 4 / 6 3320 2 Adamson, Miles 2 / 2 4 / 6 3190 3 Johnson, Gavin 2 / 2 3 / 5 3175 4 Webb Parsons, Chris 2 / 3 4 / 4
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2014 Youth World Ice Climbing Championship

The inaugural youth ice climbing championship was in 2013 in Saas Grund, Switzerland.  The 2014 youth world ice climbing championship took place in Champagny-en-Vanoise, France.  ”The support of the youth is very important for the development of the sport,” said
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Sochi Olympics and Ice Climbing

The opening ceremonies are today, Feb. 7, in Sochi, Russia. Competitive ice climbers on the UIAA World Cup tour have gathered in Sochi to take part in the event. Ice climbing is being showcased at the Olympic Park. Ice climbing is not a competitive sport at the Olympics, no
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Tour de Bloc Calgary Results

February 2, 2014, Results from Calgary Climbing Centre Tour de Bloc/Provincial Championships. Female 1 Eva Thompson 2 Becca Frangos 3 Regan Kennedy 4 Allison Vest 5 Alyssa Weber 6 Sam Li 7 Jelissa Dunbar 8 Kelly Drager Male 1 Josh Muller 2 Jason Holowach 3 Sam Tucker 4 Matt Keays
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Tour de Bloc LIVE, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. Mountain Time

Watch the Tour de Bloc live from the Calgary Climbing Centre tonight at 7 p.m. Mountain Time. Video streaming by Ustream
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Men’s Final, Tour de Bloc Calgary

Walson Tai brings us some exciting moments from the Calgary Climbing Centre’s recent Tour de Bloc. Tour de Bloc Dec 1 ’12 Calgary Climbing Centre Mens Final from Walson Tai on Vimeo.
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