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Youth Movement: Canadian Junior National Team Shine at Youth Pan Am

Team Canada had a terrific showing at the 2014 IFSC Youth PAN AM Championship, which took place in Mexico City on Nov. 26 to 30, with a number of standout performances from one of the deepest talent youth team in recent memory. Robert Stewart-Patterson came to Youth Pan Am after
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Results from Tour de Bloc at Altitude and The Hive

On Dec. 6, competitors went head-to-head during the fourth week of the Tour de Bloc. The two events went down at Quebec’s Altitude Gym and Vancouver’s The Hive. The fourth week of the Tour de Bloc circuit had two events take place on the same day, one in B.C. and one in Quebec.
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The UIAA 2015 World Cup

The 2015 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup is about to get started. We will have updates and results from all seven competitions. The UIAA Ice Climbing Commissions met in Paklenica, Croatia in April and unanimously approved the competition venues and dates for the 2015 season.
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La Sportiva Legends Only

La Sportiva Legends Only is where the best boulderers in the world come together, set problems for one and other and climb at difficulties not found in any other comp. The most experienced route setting team will be constructing routes for the athletes to climb. The team is led
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Tour de Bloc at The Bloc Shop

The third Tour de Bloc of eastern Canada took place on the weekend at Montreal’s The Bloc Shop. Much like the first three events at Allez Up in Montreal, True North in Toronto and the CCC in Calgary, competitors climbed hard. Photos and story by Aidas Odonelis Montreal’s
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Tour de Bloc Calgary Climbing Centre

The first Tour de Bloc of the western Canada took place on the weekend at the Calgary Climbing Centre. Much like the first two events at Allez Up in Montreal and True North in Toronto, new and old competitors pushed hard. With 280 competitors, it was the biggest competition ever
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Tour de Bloc True North

The second Tour de Bloc of the Eastern Canada tour took place on the weekend at True North. Much like the first one at Allez Up in Montreal, the competitors brought their A-game. Another crowd-pleasing competition, as True North said, “We want to thank all of our volunteers
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Tour de Bloc Allez Up

The first Tour de Bloc of 2014 took place at Montreal’s Allez Up.  The long-awaited kick-off to the Tour de Bloc season went down in front of a large audience. The first Tour de Bloc was a huge success. The audience followed along as dozens of competitors went head to head,
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Jakob Schubert will be lead world cup overall champ

Jakob Schubert was the world champion from last year and despite one event remaining, will be the world cup lead overall champion again. As 8a.nu reported, Schubert said, “This season was very special and a new experience for myself, obviously due to my injury. I started
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Ondra and Kim win third stage of Asia world cup

The third stage of the IFSC’s Asia world cup circuit wrapped up in Inzai on the weekend (Oct. 26, 2014). After visiting Korea and Japan over the last two weekends, the IFSC Lead World Cup rolled into Inzai, Japan on Saturday and Sunday, and after some surprising from the
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