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Comps

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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Results from Ontario Youth Provincial Comp

The Ontario Climbing Federation’s Youth Comp was held at Boulderz on Dec. 12 and 13. With over 170 climbers, it was a big effort by organizers, parents and gym staff to keep things rolling smoothly. Everyone behind the scenes deserves a big shout out, as the final Ontario
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Canadians Advance to Semis at Bozeman Ice World Cup

The first UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup is taking place in Bozeman this weekend and Canadians had a strong qualifiers. Seven Canadians have advanced to semi-finals at the Bozeman World Cup. There seems to be some dispute between results on the UIAA website and reports from the
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Ontario Youth Bouldering Provincials This Weekend

The Ontario Climbing Federation (OCF) Ontario Youth Bouldering Provincials will be taking place this weekend at Boulderz Climbing Centre. The popular Etobicoke climbing gym will be hosting one of the biggest youth competitions to date. Over 170 climbers have registered to compete
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Highlights from Tour de Bloc Finals at Seven Bays

Watch this highlight reel from Tour de Bloc at Seven Bays Bouldering in Halifax on Nov. 21. For results from the first event of its kind at the new climbing gym, visit here. SEVEN BAYS BOULDERING TOUR DE BLOC FINALS from Allez Up on Vimeo.
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Bozeman Fest and Ice World Cup this Weekend, Watch Here!

The 2016 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup starts tomorrow in Bozeman. A few weeks ago, the climbing structure that was built for the first World Cup of the season, fell over in a wind storm. After some serious rallying by organizers, the wall has been rebuilt and the show will go on.
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