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Comps

Results From CEC Bouldering Competition at The Hive

The first CEC Bouldering National Series event took place at The Hive North Shore in Vancouver on Dec. 6. It was the first competition to be held at the new gym, which is nicely laid out to host such comps. Over 100 strong climbers took to the walls in hopes of making podium. The
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Results from Tour de Bloc at Centre d’escalade Vertical

The Tour de Bloc made a stop at Centre d’escalade Vertical in LaSalle on Dec. 5. The final Tour de Bloc of 2015 took place in Quebec during the first weekend of December. Strong climbers from around the province made the trip to the popular Centre d’escalade Vertical
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Bouldering Nationals and Tour de Bloc This Weekend

There are two major competitions in Canada this weekend, one in B.C. and one in Quebec. In Vancouver, one of the popular climbing gyms is The Hive, which added a second gym this year called The Hive North Shore. The first competition to take place at the new Hive location will be
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Looking Back at La Sportiva Legends Only 2015

The La Sportiva Legends took place in Stockholm last weekend and it was the first-ever comp to only feature top female boulderers. The roster included World and European Bouldering Champion, Juliane Wurm, current world number-two Shauna Coxsey, four-time Bouldering World Cup
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Interview With Comp Climber Alyssa Weber

Alyssa Weber is a Calgary-based competition climber who has won every Tour de Bloc she has entered this year. In 2008, Weber joined the junior team at the Calgary Climbing Centre after discovering the sport at friends’ climbing gym birthday parties. Over the past few years,
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Watch Alex Johnson’s Systems Wall Routine

Alex Johnson is one of America’s most experienced com climbers and she is currently training to send a V14 and a 5.14 in 2016. Systems Wall Training with Alex Johnson from The RV Project on Vimeo.
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Words With Actress and Comp Climber Helen Colliander

Helen Colliander is an actress and competition climber based in Vancouver. With over 20 credits to her name on the IMDb website, including the popular TV series Heartland, it’s fair to say 15-year-old Helen Colliander has her work cut out. Her weekly routin
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Tour de Bloc and More Wins for Eric Sethna, Alyssa Weber

The Tour de Bloc took place at the Calgary Climbing Centre on Nov. 28. Eric Sethna has competed in four Tour de Blocs this season and placed first in each one. Alyssa Weber has competed in three Tour de Blocs this fall and finished in first place at every event. The competition
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University Bouldering Series Results from Gravity

The University Bouldering Series (UBS) is a competition circuit that is quickly becoming an important stop for comp climbers. The event was hosted at Gravity and climbers enter as individuals representing their university. There were 168 climbers from over a dozen universities
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La Sportiva Legends Only Results

The annual La Sportiva Legends Only competition took place in Stocklholm. The Legends Only puts five top climbers to the test. Unlike most comps where the competitors don’t know what the problem will be, for Legends Only the climbers practice the routes the day before. This
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