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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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Watch Live! World Cup Innsbruck

On Friday, May 16 the fourth stage of the World Cup will take place in Innsbruck, Austria. A record number of participants have signed up to compete. There are 71 females and 85 males who will try to qualify in the Innsbruck which is a new record of participants. Adam Ondra,
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The 2014 Chamonix Mountain Festival

The second annual Chamonix Mountain Festival runs from June 29 to July 6, 2014.   The Chamonix Mountain Festival is a gathering for like-minded climbers: • Friendly atmosphere – organised by mountaineers for mountaineers • No age limit, no grade limit • One great all
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Baku World Cup

On May 3rd and 4th the second round of the IFSC Bouldering World Cup was held in Baku, Azerbaijan. Baku has hosted its second world cup which had 150 athletes from 22 countries. The International Federation of Sport Climbing World Cup was held near the National Flag Square and
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Ashima and Kai light it up at the Ring of Fire

The 2014 Ring of Fire Climbing Competition’s final round was on May 3 at Central Rock in Watertown M.A. The two young crushers who have been making headlines of late, Kai Lightner and Ashima Shiraishi, took top spots in the open category, an amazing performance by two
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2015 UIAA Ice World Cup Schedule

It seems as if the 2014 season just ended, but here is the 2015 tour schedule for the UIAA World Cup. Canadian Gord McArthur finished last year in 13th. 2015 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup calendar: Jan 9-10 2015: Cheongsong KOREA – UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup Feb 23-24 2015:
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China’s Bouldering World Cup

From April 26 to 27, top competition boulderers gathered in Chongquing, China for the first world cup of 2014. For more information see here, and for photos from the event see here. Visit the IFSC Facebook page for daily updates. Women 1. Juliane Wurm (GER) 2. Shauna Coxsey (UK)
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