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Stage One of Open Boulder National Series

The Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) Open Boulder National Series’ first stage of four took place at Quebec’s Horizon Roc during Defi du Bloc.  Climbers have been sessioning Horizon Roc for over 20 years. With room for 300 routes, it’s a perfect gym for to host
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Tour de Bloc at Rock Jungle

The Tour de Bloc tour made a stop in Edmonton on the weekend of Dec. 13 and 14. The comp had a big turnout for each age category. Photos by Sara Frangos The third stop on the Western Canada tour of the Tour de Bloc made it’s way to Rock Jungle in Edmonton. The first
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Results from Tour de Bloc at Altitude and The Hive

On Dec. 6, competitors went head-to-head during the fourth week of the Tour de Bloc. The two events went down at Quebec’s Altitude Gym and Vancouver’s The Hive. The fourth week of the Tour de Bloc circuit had two events take place on the same day, one in B.C. and one in Quebec.
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The UIAA 2015 World Cup

The 2015 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup is about to get started. We will have updates and results from all seven competitions. The UIAA Ice Climbing Commissions met in Paklenica, Croatia in April and unanimously approved the competition venues and dates for the 2015 season.
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Toronto Alpine Club of Canada night with Kutcher

Canadian ice competitor Nathan Kutcher will be hosting an evening of climbing chat in Toronto on Dec. 4th. Kutcher will be doing a presentation about competitive ice climbing, the Sochi Olympics and “whatever else I can squeeze in,” Kutcher said. Its free but bring
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Tour de Bloc Calgary Climbing Centre

The first Tour de Bloc of the western Canada took place on the weekend at the Calgary Climbing Centre. Much like the first two events at Allez Up in Montreal and True North in Toronto, new and old competitors pushed hard. With 280 competitors, it was the biggest competition ever
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Jakob Schubert will be lead world cup overall champ

Jakob Schubert was the world champion from last year and despite one event remaining, will be the world cup lead overall champion again. As 8a.nu reported, Schubert said, “This season was very special and a new experience for myself, obviously due to my injury. I started
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Unstoppable! McColl is the 2014 Adidas Rock Star

This weekend the who’s who of the international climbing community gathered for a veritable Climbing Rock Show in Germany at Stuttgart’s modern Porsche-Arena. Sean McColl proves why is the one of the world’s best competitive climbers, again. Around 70 athletes from 20
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Adidas Rock Stars LIVE

World Champions and World Cup winners demonstrate their impressive skills and enjoy being celebrated like “rock stars.” Climbing meets music. Fueled by the punk rock band Badasstics and battling DJs, the climbers are cheered on by 3,000 enthusiastic spectators. The Adidas Rock
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Women’s Bugaboo Alpine Camp

IFMGA Mountain Guide Kirsten Knechtel and ACMG Alpine Guide Sarah Hueniken recently wrapped up their annual Bugaboo camp for women. For five days, women looking to gain experience in the alpine travelled to the Bugaboos where they were given introductory lessons on a number of
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