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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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Video: Climber’s Rock Tour de Bloc

Climber’s Rock in Burlington, ON Canada hosts the Tour de Bloc, Season 11 for the first competition of 2014. With a big prize purse and a bonus for the best scoring competitor in the finals, the event draws in the area’s best climbers with a surprise last minute entry
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Canadians Qualify at Romania World Cup

Second stop on the UIAA ice climbing world cup tour. Gord McArthur and Nathan Kutcher climbed well, beating out most of the competition at the first round in Romania. McArthur qualified in eighth place and Kutcher in ninth. Semi-finals are tomorrow and the finals are on Saturday.
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