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Sean McColl in Finals at Briancon Lead World Cup

Watch the finals of the second stage of the 2015 #IFSCwc Lead World Cup in Briancon, France. Despite a close semi-finals, McColl, who was tied with  Domen Skofic and Loic Timmerans, advanced to the finals in eighth place because of qualifications’ results. Canadian Elan
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The Osprey Inspire Video Contest and a Rad Film

In light of this year being the 40th anniversary of the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival in Alberta, Osprey is putting on a video challenge. Get a chance to fly to, stay at and attend the 40th Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, and win ultralight Osprey Ozone packs and
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Watch the 2015 Arc’teryx Squamish Climbing Academy Video

Three days of international speakers, educational seminars and clinics on topics related to climbing. This year’s festival features clinics and workshops in the Squamish Valley as well as the Sea To Sky Gondola. Read Drew Copeland’s article on the sold-out West Coast
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The 2015 Arc’teryx Climbing Academy in Squamish

The Arc’teryx Climbing Academy took place in Squamish this past weekend with sold-out events and clinics at a number of outdoor and indoor venues. by Drew Copeland It isn’t often that menacing rain saves a climbing event in Squamish, but that’s how the
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Chamonix World Cup and New Canadian Speed Record

The first IFSC Lead World Cup, which took place in Chamonix, wrapped up after some exciting rounds of competition. Thousands of fans filled the seats for the finals at the Chamonix Lead World Cup. After three days of climbing, Spain’s Ramon Julian Puigblanque and
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Canadians to Compete at Chamonix Lead World Cup

Chamonix will hosting the first stop of the IFSC Lead World Cup Series 2015, with Lead and Speed competitions. Nearly 229 years after the first ascent of Mont Blanc by Jacques Balmat and Michel-Gabriel Paccard, some of the world’s best competition climbers will be gathering
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Sean McColl

Interview with Sean McColl on 2015 Comp Season

An interview with Sean McColl from the IFSC Climbing World Cup in Chongqing where he talks about switching into “lead mode” now that the bouldering season is winding down. Sean McColl has had another banner year at speed and bouldering World Cups. With impressive
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Canada’s First Psicobloc Competition Will be on July 5

Canadians will soon have their own psicobloc (deep water soloing) competition to brag about as organizers in Quebec prepare for their July 5 competition. The event will take place at Lac-Beauport, north of Quebec City and they are expecting over 250 competitors. The idea for the
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Arc’teryx Announces Speaker Series and Music Line-Up for Climbing Academy

Arc’teryx is proud to announce the keynote speakers and live music lineup that will highlight the upcoming Arc’teryx Climbing Academy from July 10 to 12 in Squamish. The popular climbing event expects to draw hundreds of climbing enthusiasts from around the world to
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Haiyang World Cup, Two First-Time Champions

The second Asian 2015 IFSC World Cup Series took place in Haiyang on Friday and Saturday. Canadians climbed well, but no one advanced to semis. Stacey Weldon placed 21st after the qualifying round and wrote on her Facebook page: “Well, I made some pretty silly mistakes
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