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Tour de Bloc and Kranj World Cup Preview

This weekend, the Tour de Bloc and the Kranj World Cup will be be taking place and top Canadian climbers will be at each. The fifth stop of the 2015/16 Tour de Bloc will be at Rock Jungle in Edmonton. Last year, Jason Holowach and Stacey Weldon took first place at Rock Jungle.
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Tour de Bloc Results from Toronto and Canmore

The second round of Tour de Bloc for the 2015/16 season took place in Canmore and Toronto this weekend. Things kicked off in Toronto at Joe Rockhead’s with a big turnout for registration. After an exciting day of competition, Fred Charon came out on top and finished in
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Tour de Bloc and Banff Film Fest This Weekend

The Tour de Bloc will be having its third and fourth events of the season and the Banff Mountain Fest will be wrapping up its 10 days of epicness. The first Tour de Bloc comp will be taking place at Joe Rockhead’s in Toronto on Nov. 7, where registration will be open at 8
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Megan Mascarenas is Focused on the Future

Megan Mascarenas has always had incredible focus. Even from a young age her mother recognized it and watched it grow stronger every day within her daughter. Now, at the age of 18 Megan has won a Bouldering World Cup and bouldered V13. Her future is bright due to her razor sharp
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Tour de Bloc 2015/16 Kicks Off in East and West

The 2015/16 Tour de Bloc tour kicked off in Montreal and in Vancouver on Oct. 24. The 13th annual competition circuit started the season at Allez Up in Montreal and The Hive in Vancouver. At Allez Up, the six top climbers of the day for men and women went head to head in an
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Tour de Bloc Starts This Weekend in East and West

The 2015/16 Tour de Bloc is set to start this weekend in Vancouver and Montreal. Things will kick off at Allez Up in Montreal when Canada’s popular bouldering series starts its annual tour. Things get started during the early morning on Oct. 24 with juniors competing first,
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Sean McColl Podiums at Wujiang World Cup

The second last IFSC Lead World Cup took place in Wujiang, China, this weekend. Some of the world’s strongest comp climbers gathered in China for one of the biggest world cups of the year. For the women, Jain Kim climbed six moves higher than the crux and finished in first
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Watch Tour de Bloc at Rockheads Highlights

Here’s the full length video featuring events and personalities from the Tour de Bloc final at Joe Rockhead’s earlier this year.
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Janja Garnbret is on World Champion Roll

At just 16 years old, Janja Garnbret is already a double world junior climbing champion. In her first season on the senior tour she has placed second in the lead climbing championships in Chamonix, repeating that feat in Imst and recently finished third in the Adidas Rockstars
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Sarah Hueniken Podiums at White Cliff Comp

Sarah Hueniken was the only Canadian to place in the top three for men or women at the 2015 Red Bull White Cliffs comp. The unique competition is held on Oct. 3 and 4 at Scratchell’s Bay, Isle of Wight, where the overhanging chalk cliffs stand 115 metres tall. The winners
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