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Ice Climbing World Cup 2015: Stage Three in Saas Fee

 Angelika Rainer and Maxim Tomilov won the third round of the Ice Climbing World Cup, which took place in Saas Fee, Switzerland. Canadian Gord McArthur did not make it to finals, but held on to his ninth place position in the overall rankings. After the comp McArthur said,
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2015 Alberta Provincial Youth Bouldering Championships

The 2015 Alberta Provincial Youth Bouldering Championships took place on Jan. 24 at the Rock Jungle Fitness. The competition season is in full swing across Canada. One week ago was the Ontario Provincial Youth Bouldering Championships and the Sport Climbing B.C. Triple-Header.
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Dark Horse Series Rounds One to Three of Four

MetroRock’s sixth year of the Dark Horse Series is in full swing. The four comp series will finished on January 31 with a heart-stopping championship round where the country’s most vicious, blood-thirsty competitors battle for this year’s title. Youth and Junior competitors
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The 2015 Ontario Ice Fest/Gathering

From Jan. 30 to Feb. 1, there will be an ice climbing gathering in Southern Ontario. Andriy Kolos, author of Southern Ontario Ice, announced the event on his website kolos.ca. “I think it about time the community gets together informally to celebrate all things great about
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Interview with SCBC’s President Iain Stewart-Patterson

Iain Stewart-Patterson is the president of Sport Climbing B.C. (SCBC) and is based in Kamloops. Stweart-Patterson started working in Adventure Education in 1979 and has been an instructor in the Adventure Studies Department at Thompson River University since 1992. As a fully
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Canmore Dry Tooling Comp

On Feb. 7, 2015, register to compete at the first dry tooling competition at the Canmore Cave. There will be lots of prizes and routes for everyone. Come have a fun night hanging from your tools. Flash format with routes from approximately M6-M9, a little something for everyone,
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Video: Tour de Bloc Elevation Place

The first Tour de Bloc of 2015 went down at Elevation Place in Canmore. Here is a video from Alex Roe and Fernando Campos that captures the energy of the event. Tour de Bloc Climber’s Rock Tour de Bloc Elevation Place Tour de Bloc Altitude and The Hive  Tour de Bloc Allez
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Ice Climbing World Cup 2015: Stage Two in Cheongsong

The second stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2015 took place in Cheongsong, Korea. Canadian Gord McArthur finished top 10. Photos by the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup The Ice Climbing World Cup kicked-off the 2015 season with its debut at the Bozeman Ice Festival in December. The
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Tour de Bloc Climber’s Rock: Brock and Briggs triumphs at Bloc Buster

Tour de Bloc kicked its 2015 season off in Burlington and Canmore on the Jan. 10/11 weekend. Here is a run-down of the high-energy comp at Climber’s Rock  More than 200 competitors gathered in Burlington to climb at the first Tour de Bloc competition of 2015, Climber
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Ouray Ice Festival 2015

The 20th annual Ouray Ice Festival took place on Jan. 10 and some of the top winter climbers took part. The always strong Will Gadd walked away with the win. As always, there was lots of excitement before the event, more so this year with Sasha DiGiulian competing in her first
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