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Rock the Blocs Bouldering Festival 2015 a Huge Success

Three years after the first Rock the Blocs took place and this festival just keeps getting bigger and better. By Andy White – Rock the Blocs Founder and Organizer It’s strange to think that just a few years back, this event was hatched as a way to get a few more
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Climbing Short-Listed For 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee today announced it has shortlisted eight IOC-recognised International Federations (IFs). Climbing is one of the eight proposed events to be considered for inclusion at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad to be held in Tokyo in 2020. Successful
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Sean McColl Wins Gold At China World Cup

Sean McColl finishes in first place as Canadians keep their momentum from the Vail World Cup moving in Chongqing this weekend. It was the first Asian stop of the 2015 IFSC World Cup and it took place in Chongqing on the summer solstice and despite some hot temperatures, athletes
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Speed Climbing World Cup in China

The second stop of the IFSC speed world cup took place in Chongqing, China on the weekend. Thousands of spectators filled Waitan Square in sweltering temperatures to watch the competition. Qixin Zhong took the gold in front of his home crowd and kept his lead in the overall
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Canadians Qualify, Watch China World Cup Semis Tonight!

The Chongqing World Cup Qualifications took place Saturday in China. Three Canadian have advanced to semis. Canmore-based Stacey Weldon qualified for the semi-finals, which start at 9:30 EST in Canada. In first place, after qualifications, was Petra Klingler, followed by Julija
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Words With Canadian World Cup Competitor Jason Holowach

Jason Holowach was part of a history-making Canadian team who competed at the Vail World Cup on June 6. Jason Holowach is the owner of Grip It, a climbing gym in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He started climbing when he was nine and his first competition was six months later. His
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The 2015 Beaver Valley Climbing Festival

The Beaver Valley Climbing Festival in Ontario is heading into its third year of climbing and good times on July 11. For the first time, all four Beaver Valley Crags will be part of the fun. Never been to Devils Glen, Old Baldy or The Swamp? Here is your chance to visit. Each
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Vail World Cup: Victories and Upsets

The second stop of the IFSC World Cup took place in Vail this weekend at the Go Pro Mountain Games. This was the first world cup that two Canadian made it to the finals. It was a big day for 17-year-old Megan Mascarenas who finished in first place to win her first world cup.
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The IFSC Vail World Cup/Go Pro Games!

The IFSC Bouldering World Cup will be hosted once again at the GoPro Mountain Games. A crowd favorite and the only World Cup Bouldering event on U.S. soil, this event features some of the best boulderers in the world right in the heart of Vail.  Not in Vail for the competition?
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2015 Toronto Bouldering World Cup: Alban Levier & Anna Stohr Prevails

After the final of the 2015 Toronto Bouldering World Cup, France’s Alban Levier and Austria’s Anna Stohr emerged victorious. This is Levier’s first ever win and appearance on a World Cup Podium. Stohr, who has countless World Cup wins on her palmares, won in
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