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Results from Quebec Provincial Comp

The second provincial competition in Quebec this season took place at Délire Escalade on Nov. 28. The popular event had over 100 climbers register. For Men’s Open, Seb Lazure continued his winning streak and for Women’s Open, Bronwen Karnis finished on top of the
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Competitions in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta This Weekend

The comp season in Canada is going into its fourth week and this weekend there will be competitions in three provinces. In Calgary, the Tour de Bloc and an Alberta Provincial will be taking place at the Calgary Climbing Centre’s Chinook location. Climbers will be competing
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Five Top Women To Compete At Legends Only

The La Sportiva Legends Only competition will take place this Saturday in Stockholm. If you haven’t seen a Legends Only competition, the format is simple – five top climbers attempt five bouldering problems. This year, the climbers are Jule Wurm, Janja Garnbret,
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Watch the Men’s Finals at Rock Jungle Tour de Bloc

Watch the Men’s Finals from the recent Tour de Bloc at Rock Jungle in Alberta. It was an action packed event and after a number of difficult problems, Eric Sethna won the day for the men. Full results here. Tour de Bloc 13 Rock Jungle Fitness – Mens’s Final from
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Interview with Hannah Block on Season, Injuries and More

Gripped recently caught up with Hannah Block, who is a West Coast comp climber with a number of top finishes. Hannah Block’s first competition was the November Sessions in 2009. At the most recent November Sessions, held at Base5, she suffered from a minor back injury,
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The 2015 Golden Scrub Brush Awards

The Golden Scrub Brush Awards have been announced for 2015 after a community gathering in Squamish. Chris Small is the Squamish Access Society (SAS) director at large and has been an important member of the Golden Scrub Brush team. “Special Congratulations to our Fellowship
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Results for Record Setting Youth Comp in Ontario

The Ontario Climbing Federation (OCF) Youth Comp took place at The Hub on Saturday, Nov 21. It was the largest youth comp in the history of Canadian competitions. Nearly 200 young climbers registered and took part in the big event. In a press release after the event, the OCF
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Tour de Bloc Results from Altitude Climbing

The third Tour de Bloc of the season to take place in Quebec was held at Altitude Gym. A number of familiar faces were at the Tour de Bloc on Saturday in Montreal. The strong field forced climbers to give their all. In the end, the winners in each of the open categories were the
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Tour de Bloc Results from Seven Bays Bouldering

The first Tour de Bloc of the year to take place in Halifax was at Seven Bays Bouldering on Saturday. Seven Bays is the newest gym in Halifax, but they are quickly becoming the go-to facility. “We are the new kids on the block, but thanks to our unique building, amazing location
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Results from B.C.’s Fall Classic at The Edge

The Sport Climbing B.C. Fall Classic took place at The Edge in Vancouver on Sat. Nov. 21. Over 100 climbers and many more spectators filled the popular urban climbing location as one of the biggest comps of the fall took place on the West Coast. Here are the winners for the Open
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