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Results from UBS Comp at Guelph Grotto

The first University Bouldering Series (USB) comp of 2016 took place at the Guelph Grotto on Jan. 16. Lots of university students/climbers travelled to Guelph for the big event. Read an interview with Max Summerlee, the president of the USB, here. Lots of familiar faces from the
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Alberta Provincials at Calgary’s Hanger

The CEC National Series and Alberta Climbing Association’s combined Youth/Open Boulder Competition is on Jan. 16 and 17. The event will be held at the Calgary Climbing Centre’s new Hanger location. There are two head setters, Dustin Curtis is in charge of Open and
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Words With University Bouldering Series President

The University Bouldering Series (UBS) is a relatively new comp circuit in Canada aimed at university students. Max Summerlee is the president and one of the co-founders of the UBS. Climbing for 20 years, he has spent time competing and climbed in the Tour de Bloc (TDB) nationals
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Pete Woods Talks About Upcoming Alberta Comp

The first Alberta provincial competition will be taking place Jan. 16 at the Calgary Climbing Centre (CCC). The CCC’s Simon Villeneuve noted there are two head setters, Dustin Curtis is in charge of Open and Kaleb Thomas is in charge of Juniors. Assistants ar
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Six Highlights From the 2016 Winter Outdoor Retailer

Gear manufacturers from around the world meet in Salt Lake City, Utah, twice a year for the Outdoor Retailer. At the start of January, the winter event took place and showcased some of the newest gear that will be available in 2016. Technically, the event caters more to snow
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Julbo White Session Contest: Ski With the Pros!

Julbo is leading the way in sunglasses and high performance eyewear. Their 2016 White Session Contest is now open to applicants. This winter, Julbo is once again inviting all ski fanatics to enter the 2016 White Session (one pro, one amateur and one iconic location). To apply,
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Becca Frangos Back From Europe and Ready for Comps

Calgary’s Walson Tai catches up with Becca Frangos after her return from an extended European trip. She will be competing at the Alberta Climbing Association’s provincial comp this weeked at the Calgary Climbing Centre on Jan. 16 and 17. For more on the
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The 2016 Southern Ontario Ice Fest

The Southern Ontario Ice Fest will take place between Feb. 26 and 28. The event will be taking place in Maynooth and is open to climbers of all abilities. The first event of its kind took place last year and was known as SOIceFest0 and this event will be called SOIceFest1. This
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Squamish Indoor Comp Results and Photos

The first-ever competition to take place at the new Ground Up in Squamish went down on Jan. 9.  Familiar faces from the Tour de Bloc and CEC comp circuits took part at the gym’s inaugural event. Elan Jonas-McRae, who has been busy sending hard bouldering problems, came up
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Tour de Bloc 2016, Climber’s Rock and a Birthday Win

It was the first Tour de Bloc of 2016 and Zach Richardson celebrated the day with a win on his 15th birthday.  The first Tour de Bloc of the year took place at Climber’s Rock in Burlington on Jan. 9. It was a big day for local climber Zach Richardson who finished in first
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