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Alberta Provincials at Calgary’s Hanger

The CEC National Series and Alberta Climbing Association’s combined Youth/Open Boulder Competition is on Jan. 16 and 17. The event will be held at the Calgary Climbing Centre’s new Hanger location. There are two head setters, Dustin Curtis is in charge of Open and
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Words With University Bouldering Series President

The University Bouldering Series (UBS) is a relatively new comp circuit in Canada aimed at university students. Max Summerlee is the president and one of the co-founders of the UBS. Climbing for 20 years, he has spent time competing and climbed in the Tour de Bloc (TDB) nationals
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Pete Woods Talks About Upcoming Alberta Comp

The first Alberta provincial competition will be taking place Jan. 16 at the Calgary Climbing Centre (CCC). The CCC’s Simon Villeneuve noted there are two head setters, Dustin Curtis is in charge of Open and Kaleb Thomas is in charge of Juniors. Assistants ar
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Julbo White Session Contest: Ski With the Pros!

Julbo is leading the way in sunglasses and high performance eyewear. Their 2016 White Session Contest is now open to applicants. This winter, Julbo is once again inviting all ski fanatics to enter the 2016 White Session (one pro, one amateur and one iconic location). To apply,
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Becca Frangos Back From Europe and Ready for Comps

Calgary’s Walson Tai catches up with Becca Frangos after her return from an extended European trip. She will be competing at the Alberta Climbing Association’s provincial comp this weeked at the Calgary Climbing Centre on Jan. 16 and 17. For more on the
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Squamish Indoor Comp Results and Photos

The first-ever competition to take place at the new Ground Up in Squamish went down on Jan. 9.  Familiar faces from the Tour de Bloc and CEC comp circuits took part at the gym’s inaugural event. Elan Jonas-McRae, who has been busy sending hard bouldering problems, came up
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Tour de Bloc 2016, Climber’s Rock and a Birthday Win

It was the first Tour de Bloc of 2016 and Zach Richardson celebrated the day with a win on his 15th birthday.  The first Tour de Bloc of the year took place at Climber’s Rock in Burlington on Jan. 9. It was a big day for local climber Zach Richardson who finished in first
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Canadians Strong at First Ice World Cup of Season

From Dec. 11 to 12, the first UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup of 2015 took place in Bozeman. The North American Championships were part of the event and of the six podium spots, Canadians claimed five. Congrats to Gord McArthur, Sarah Hueniken, Noah Beek, Karlee Hall and Nathan
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Results for Tour de Bloc at Wilson Centre in Alberta

The final Tour de Bloc of 2015 took place at the University of Alberta’s new facility. A big shout out to the organizers, gym staff and athletes for all of the effort in 2015 to make the Tour de Bloc the amazing comp circuit it is. Climbers gathered for one more show-down
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Canadians Dominate North America Ice Championships

The UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup is taking place in Bozeman this weekend. There are a number of events tangled up under the Ice Climbing World Cup title. There are lead and speed cups and the North America Championships. There is also the 19th annual Bozeman Ice Climbing Festival
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