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World Climbing Camp in B.C.

In February, Sport Climbing B.C. is holding the IFSC Training Camp where top climbers from around the world will take part. On Feb. 20 to 22, anyone over 13 years old will be able to register for the camp and improve their skills. “Workshops will be both general, and
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Registration Open for 12th Annual Red Rock Rendezvous Climbing Festival

Las Vegas, Nev. – The 12th annual Red Rock Rendezvous (RRR) rock climbing festival will retun to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area near Las Vegas, Nev., Friday through Sunday, March 27 to 29. Registration packages start at $99 for the weekend clinics with world-class
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Ontario Youth Provincials

Boulderz Climbing Gym in Toronto hosted the Ontario Youth Provincial championship. There was lots of great energy and a packed house for the comp. Full Results for Juniors and Youth A, B, C and D Junior Men 1. Nathan Smith 2. Sam Tiukuvaara 3. Anthony Richard 4. Kye Wotton 5.
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Joffre Peak Accident: Fundraiser for Family of Deceased Climber

On Fri. Jan 16, Gripped received a letter from The Edge Climbing Centre in Vancouver calling on climbers to support the family of Elana Cernicka. In light of the fundraiser, a number of climbing gyms across Canada have joined efforts. North Vancouver, BC – On January 11,
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Support Sport Climbing Development in Nepal

There is a movement in Nepal to raise funds for sport climbing development. Jase Wilson is a climber who is volunteering in Nepal for the winter. As a side project, not related work, he has started a campaign to raise funds for sport climbing development in Nepal. There are less
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Canmore Dry Tooling Comp

On Feb. 7, 2015, register to compete at the first dry tooling competition at the Canmore Cave. There will be lots of prizes and routes for everyone. Come have a fun night hanging from your tools. Flash format with routes from approximately M6-M9, a little something for everyone,
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Video: Tour de Bloc Elevation Place

The first Tour de Bloc of 2015 went down at Elevation Place in Canmore. Here is a video from Alex Roe and Fernando Campos that captures the energy of the event. Tour de Bloc Climber’s Rock Tour de Bloc Elevation Place Tour de Bloc Altitude and The Hive  Tour de Bloc Allez
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Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

The annual Vancouver International Film Festival (VIMFF) will be kicking off on Feb. 16, 2015. There are a number of events, but here are a few that climbers will be interested in checking out. Full Schedule Here Monday, Feb 16 – VIMFF Climbing Show Adam Ondra will be visiting
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Ice Climbing World Cup 2015: Stage Two in Cheongsong

The second stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2015 took place in Cheongsong, Korea. Canadian Gord McArthur finished top 10. Photos by the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup The Ice Climbing World Cup kicked-off the 2015 season with its debut at the Bozeman Ice Festival in December. The
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Tour de Bloc Climber’s Rock: Brock and Briggs triumphs at Bloc Buster

Tour de Bloc kicked its 2015 season off in Burlington and Canmore on the Jan. 10/11 weekend. Here is a run-down of the high-energy comp at Climber’s Rock  More than 200 competitors gathered in Burlington to climb at the first Tour de Bloc competition of 2015, Climber
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