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The 2015 MEC Ice Climbing Fest

Mountain Equipment Co-op, in partnership with Banff Snow Days, is pleased to announce that The MEC Ice Climbing Festival will be held over three days from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1, 2015 in the heart of Banff. Visit MEC for more details 
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Bloc Buster 2015 at Climber’s Rock – Tour de Bloc Season 12

On January 10, 2015 Climber’s Rock hosted athletes from all over Canada and the US for Bloc Buster: Climber Rock’s stop on the Tour de Bloc circuit. This year, Ontario women and Michigan men dominated the podium and took home thousands in cash. Will any Canadian men
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Ice Climbing World Cup 2015: Stage Three in Saas Fee

 Angelika Rainer and Maxim Tomilov won the third round of the Ice Climbing World Cup, which took place in Saas Fee, Switzerland. Canadian Gord McArthur did not make it to finals, but held on to his ninth place position in the overall rankings. After the comp McArthur said,
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2015 Alberta Provincial Youth Bouldering Championships

The 2015 Alberta Provincial Youth Bouldering Championships took place on Jan. 24 at the Rock Jungle Fitness. The competition season is in full swing across Canada. One week ago was the Ontario Provincial Youth Bouldering Championships and the Sport Climbing B.C. Triple-Header.
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Tour de Bloc Vertical Escalade

The third Tour de Bloc of 2015 and 11th of the season took place at Montreal’s Vertical Escalade on Sat. Jan. 24. Two of Canada’s leading comp climbers took top spots at the always exciting Tour de Bloc Escalade Vertical in Montreal. Tour de Bloc on Twitter Sebastien
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The 2015 Ontario Ice Fest/Gathering

From Jan. 30 to Feb. 1, there will be an ice climbing gathering in Southern Ontario. Andriy Kolos, author of Southern Ontario Ice, announced the event on his website kolos.ca. “I think it about time the community gets together informally to celebrate all things great about
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Interview with SCBC’s President Iain Stewart-Patterson

Iain Stewart-Patterson is the president of Sport Climbing B.C. (SCBC) and is based in Kamloops. Stweart-Patterson started working in Adventure Education in 1979 and has been an instructor in the Adventure Studies Department at Thompson River University since 1992. As a fully
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World Climbing Camp in B.C.

In February, Sport Climbing B.C. is holding the IFSC Training Camp where top climbers from around the world will take part. On Feb. 20 to 22, anyone over 13 years old will be able to register for the camp and improve their skills. “Workshops will be both general, and
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Registration Open for 12th Annual Red Rock Rendezvous Climbing Festival

Las Vegas, Nev. – The 12th annual Red Rock Rendezvous (RRR) rock climbing festival will retun to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area near Las Vegas, Nev., Friday through Sunday, March 27 to 29. Registration packages start at $99 for the weekend clinics with world-class
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Ontario Youth Provincials

Boulderz Climbing Gym in Toronto hosted the Ontario Youth Provincial championship. There was lots of great energy and a packed house for the comp. Full Results for Juniors and Youth A, B, C and D Junior Men 1. Nathan Smith 2. Sam Tiukuvaara 3. Anthony Richard 4. Kye Wotton 5.
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