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Baku World Cup

On May 3rd and 4th the second round of the IFSC Bouldering World Cup was held in Baku, Azerbaijan. Baku has hosted its second world cup which had 150 athletes from 22 countries. The International Federation of Sport Climbing World Cup was held near the National Flag Square and
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Ashima and Kai light it up at the Ring of Fire

The 2014 Ring of Fire Climbing Competition’s final round was on May 3 at Central Rock in Watertown M.A. The two young crushers who have been making headlines of late, Kai Lightner and Ashima Shiraishi, took top spots in the open category, an amazing performance by two
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2015 UIAA Ice World Cup Schedule

It seems as if the 2014 season just ended, but here is the 2015 tour schedule for the UIAA World Cup. Canadian Gord McArthur finished last year in 13th. 2015 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup calendar: Jan 9-10 2015: Cheongsong KOREA – UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup Feb 23-24 2015:
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China’s Bouldering World Cup

From April 26 to 27, top competition boulderers gathered in Chongquing, China for the first world cup of 2014. For more information see here, and for photos from the event see here. Visit the IFSC Facebook page for daily updates. Women 1. Juliane Wurm (GER) 2. Shauna Coxsey (UK)
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Results from Western Regional Finals

After an exciting competition at Cliffhanger climbing gym in Coquitlam B.C., the event wrapped up Easter evening. A strong field of competitors kept the comp interesting, Canmore finished with wins in four categories, Calgary in two, Coquitlam and Nanaimo with one each. Top three
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CEC Western Regionals April 19-21

Climbing Escalade Canada’s roped competition is happening Easter Weekend at Cliffhanger Climbing Gym in Vancouver. CEC Western Regionals – Roped Difficulty Competition Fee: $ 90 plus GST Early Registration/T-Shirt Deadline: On or before – Tuesday, April 8 Final Registration
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MEC Teams with Bouldering Canada

Toronto, Canada: Bouldering Canada is pleased to welcome Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) as an Official Event Sponsor for the 2014 IFSC Climbing World Cup Canada.  As Canada’s premier retailer of outdoor equipment and apparel, the MEC has been a long time supporter of competition
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McColl is Three for Three

Sean McColl competed in his third competition of 2014 and walked away with his third victory. “Third comp of the year, third victory to go with it at the French Lead Cup in Riom. Next competition isn’t for over a month in Switzerland, let the World Cup steason
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2014 Canadian Climbing Festivals

Every summer across Canada, climbers gather for a number of organized festivals. Here are a few: Rock the Blocs Boulderfest Where:  Okanagan, B.C. When: June 21 to June 22 Website The Beaver Valley Climbing Festival Where: Beaver Valley, Ontario. When: August 23, 2014 Website
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McColl and Sethna Win at Nationals

Sean McColl and Elise Sethna beat a talented field of athletes to finish first place at the 2014 Canadian Bouldering Championships at Coyote Rock in Ottawa. Report and photos by Aidas Odonelis Neither McColl or Sethna went into the finals in top spot, for the results of the
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