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Tour de Bloc Results from Coyote Winter Classic

The Tour de Bloc made a stop at Coyote Rock in Ottawa on Feb. 6 for the Winter Classic. One of the most popular climbing events in Ottawa, the Winter Classic always brings the big guns from around the province. Lots of top climbers made the trip and in the end, Sam Tiukuvaara won
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Canada’s 2016 IFSC World Cups Cancelled

Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) made the announcement in the following press release. CEC is very disappointed to announce that we will not be hosting IFSC Lead and Speed World Cup events in Central Saanich, BC in July 2016. The CEC is also very disappointed to announce that, at
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The 2016 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

The 2016 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival will be taking place from Feb. 12 to 20. Speakers will include Paul McSorley, Kevin Jorgeson, Lynn Hill, Rob Wood and many more. For info on the big event, visit here.
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Basecamp Podcast With Eric and Elise Sethna

Eric and Elise Sethna are two of Canada’s most accomplished sibling climbers. From numerous CEC and Tour de Bloc wins to competing on the National Team, the Sethna’s have dominated many competitions. Raised in Canmore, they began their impressive comp career on Dung
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Results From Ontario Open National Series Comp

On Jan. 30, the first Ontario Open National Series Event took place at True North Climbing in Toronto. Some of Ontario’s strongest comp climbers made the trip to True North for the first Provincial comp of the season. For the women, Elise Sethna took home first place,
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Ontario Bouldering Provincials This Weekend

Top climbers from eastern Canada are at True North Climbing this weekend. The event is the first Ontario Open National Series Event of 2016. Strong climbers including Elise Sethna, Celeste Wall, Andre DeFelice and Lucas Uchida will be competing. Qualifiers and Finals will be
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Ontario Tour de Bloc Results and Photos

The first Tour de Bloc of 2016 to take place in Ontario went down on Jan. 23. Some of the Toronto area’s strongest indoor climbers made the trip to Etobicoke for the big comp. In the Open category, Olivia Wyett won for the women and Lucas Uchida for the men. Regular Gripped
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Results from ACA Comp at Calgary’s Hanger

Qualifying results from the CEC National Series and Alberta Climbing Association’s combined Youth/Open Boulder Competition on Jan. 16. The qualifying round had a number of strong climbers from Alberta, Saskatchewan and B.C. Here are a few photos by Calgary climber Philip Quade:
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Six Highlights From the 2016 Winter Outdoor Retailer

Gear manufacturers from around the world meet in Salt Lake City, Utah, twice a year for the Outdoor Retailer. At the start of January, the winter event took place and showcased some of the newest gear that will be available in 2016. Technically, the event caters more to snow
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Tour de Bloc 2016, Climber’s Rock and a Birthday Win

It was the first Tour de Bloc of 2016 and Zach Richardson celebrated the day with a win on his 15th birthday.  The first Tour de Bloc of the year took place at Climber’s Rock in Burlington on Jan. 9. It was a big day for local climber Zach Richardson who finished in first
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