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Tour de Bloc Calgary Climbing Centre

The first Tour de Bloc of the western Canada took place on the weekend at the Calgary Climbing Centre. Much like the first two events at Allez Up in Montreal and True North in Toronto, new and old competitors pushed hard. With 280 competitors, it was the biggest competition ever
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Tour de Bloc True North

The second Tour de Bloc of the Eastern Canada tour took place on the weekend at True North. Much like the first one at Allez Up in Montreal, the competitors brought their A-game. Another crowd-pleasing competition, as True North said, “We want to thank all of our volunteers
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Tour de Bloc Allez Up

The first Tour de Bloc of 2014 took place at Montreal’s Allez Up.  The long-awaited kick-off to the Tour de Bloc season went down in front of a large audience. The first Tour de Bloc was a huge success. The audience followed along as dozens of competitors went head to head,
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Jakob Schubert will be lead world cup overall champ

Jakob Schubert was the world champion from last year and despite one event remaining, will be the world cup lead overall champion again. As 8a.nu reported, Schubert said, “This season was very special and a new experience for myself, obviously due to my injury. I started
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Ondra and Kim win third stage of Asia world cup

The third stage of the IFSC’s Asia world cup circuit wrapped up in Inzai on the weekend (Oct. 26, 2014). After visiting Korea and Japan over the last two weekends, the IFSC Lead World Cup rolled into Inzai, Japan on Saturday and Sunday, and after some surprising from the
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Unstoppable! McColl is the 2014 Adidas Rock Star

This weekend the who’s who of the international climbing community gathered for a veritable Climbing Rock Show in Germany at Stuttgart’s modern Porsche-Arena. Sean McColl proves why is the one of the world’s best competitive climbers, again. Around 70 athletes from 20
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Adidas Rock Stars LIVE

World Champions and World Cup winners demonstrate their impressive skills and enjoy being celebrated like “rock stars.” Climbing meets music. Fueled by the punk rock band Badasstics and battling DJs, the climbers are cheered on by 3,000 enthusiastic spectators. The Adidas Rock
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IFSC World Bouldering Championship in Munich Semi Recap

The World Bouldering Championship is taking place in Munich this weekend. Here is a re-cap of the semi-finals. Canada had a strong team performance, placing two men in the semi-finals for the first time in a World Championship,  Sean McColl finished 9th, and Jaso
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Bozeman is now on UIAA ice comp circuit

The UIAA has announced that it will make the Bozeman ice festival an official stop on the World Cup of ice climbing. From the UIAA: The Bozeman Ice Festival® which has been held in the U.S. state of Montana since 1996 is now part of the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup. The UIAA Ice
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Chamonix IFSC World Cup Results

The second IFSC Lead World Cup took place in Chamonix from July 10 to 12. The weather was far from perfect for the outdoor event, but the climbing was great. Chamonix was the site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924 and the town that alpinist Mark Twight once dubbed “the
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