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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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Boulderfest 2014

This year’s Boulderfest will be taking place, as it always does, on the August long weekend. Boulderfest is the annual climber’s gathering on Dover Island in Nova Scotia. The event sells out every year so be sure to purchase your tickets early. Boulderfest 2014 early
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McColl places second, twice, in China World Cups

The first Lead World Cup and another round of the Boulder World Cup took place in Haiyang, China. Sean McColl had a strong outing. Jakob Scubert took the victory in the first Lead WC in 2014 in spite of having an injured finger. Sean McColl took second place in both events. Adam
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Innsbruck World Cup Results, Coxsey wins again!

The Innsbruck World Cup wrapped up today, Shauna Coxsey won her second consecutive comp. Adam Ondra came in second place to Kilian Fishhuber. Nestled in the impressive panorama of the Nordkette, the Marktplatz in Innsbruck has always been the vibrant centre of the Tyrolean
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