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Ontario Provincial Comp for Youth at Coyote Rock

The first Ontario Climbing Federation (OCF) event of the 2015/16 season took place at Coyote Rock on Nov. 7. The event was for youth only and was a huge success. As the OCF said, “The OCF would like to give a big thank you to Jody Miall and his crew at Coyote Rock for
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Winners of the 2015 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival

The 40th Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival has wrapped up in the snowy Canadian Rockies. The Great Alone, directed by Greg Kohs, which captured the inspiring comeback story of champion sled dog racer, Lance Mackey, has won the Grand Prize at the 2015 Banff Mountain Film and
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Tour de Bloc Results from Toronto and Canmore

The second round of Tour de Bloc for the 2015/16 season took place in Canmore and Toronto this weekend. Things kicked off in Toronto at Joe Rockhead’s with a big turnout for registration. After an exciting day of competition, Fred Charon came out on top and finished in
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Canadians Among Winners for Banff Festival Book Awards

The 2015 Banff Mountain Book Festival awards have been announced and the grand prize will be awarded on Nov. 5. There were 139 entries into this year’s competition. Of the eight awards, two Canadians won for their category. Richard Wagamese’s Medicine Walk, published
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Sean McColl Podiums at Wujiang World Cup

The second last IFSC Lead World Cup took place in Wujiang, China, this weekend. Some of the world’s strongest comp climbers gathered in China for one of the biggest world cups of the year. For the women, Jain Kim climbed six moves higher than the crux and finished in first
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Watch Neil Gresham Train and Redpoint

Neil Gresham is one of  Britain’s best climbers and has been for the past few decades. From climbed E10 to new routing in Sweden, Brazil, Mongolia, Cuba, Vietnam, China and Colombia, Gresham is an all-round great climber. He is also one of the most experienced climbing
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Janja Garnbret is on World Champion Roll

At just 16 years old, Janja Garnbret is already a double world junior climbing champion. In her first season on the senior tour she has placed second in the lead climbing championships in Chamonix, repeating that feat in Imst and recently finished third in the Adidas Rockstars
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Sarah Hueniken Podiums at White Cliff Comp

Sarah Hueniken was the only Canadian to place in the top three for men or women at the 2015 Red Bull White Cliffs comp. The unique competition is held on Oct. 3 and 4 at Scratchell’s Bay, Isle of Wight, where the overhanging chalk cliffs stand 115 metres tall. The winners
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The 2015 Annual Mountain Guides Ball with Helen Sovdat

The Annual Mountain Guides Ball is a proud tradition of the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) and the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG). The event brings members of the mountain community together to celebrate mountain culture and raise funds for various worthy causes.
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The 2016 Canadian National Competition Schedule

The CEC is pleased to announce that they have selected venues for 12 of their national level competitions. They anticipate finalizing the last two locations in the near future. The CEC is excited about the upcoming season and appreciates the commitment each of the selected venues
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