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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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Watch the Toronto World Cup LIVE Here!

The IFSC Toronto World Cup’s qualifying round is taking place on Sat. May 30 at the Thornhill Arena.  Top climbers from around the world, including Adam Ondra and Julianne Wurm, are competing against Canada’s best for a sport on the podium. Follow us on Instagram for
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David Chaundy-Smart Rouses the Calgary Mountain Club

Gripped’s editorial director read excerpts from his book, A Youth Wasted Climbing, to a full house on Wed. May 27 at the Ironwood pub in Calgary. Chaundy-Smart is no stranger to Calgary. The Toronto-based writer spent some time in the Rockies during his climbing forays
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Tito Traversa Memorial Bouldering Cup

On June 13 and 14, the second bouldering competition in memory of Tito Traversa will be held  in Ivrea, Italy. The European climbing prodigy, Tito Traversa, was only 12 years old when he died in a tragic climbing accident on July 3, 2013. He took a 15-metre ground fall after
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World Cup Only Days Away: Photos and More!

This Saturday and Sunday, the second 2015 World Cup competition will take place in Toronto, Canada. On May 30 and 31 the world’s best boulderers will meet in Toronto. The problems are harder every year and competition it’s becoming more demanding to make it to the podium. Photos
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Countdown to the 2015 Toronto World Cup

The IFSC Bouldering World Cup is right around the corner and is an event you don’t want to miss out on. This year there is a strong line-up of Canadian climbers. Here are just a few climbers that you definitely want to keep an eye on at the event. The competition will take place
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Adam Ondra to Compete at Toronto World Cup

Bouldering Canada announced today that Adam Ondra will be travelling to North America for the Toronto and likely the Vail World Cup. Ondra was recently in Canada for the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival in February. He attempted to onsight-flash Dreamcatcher 5.14d
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Canadian National Championships Results and Photos

On May 18, the Canadian National Lead and Speed Sport Climbing Championships wrapped up at The Boulders in Saanich B.C.  After three days of inspiring climbing by some of North America’s leading competition climbers, Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) crowned the champions of
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