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Bozeman Ice Fest 2014 – UIAA World Cup Bozeman : A Glimpse.

Highlights from the 2014 Bozeman Ice Festival and the UIAA North American Ice Climbing Competition and the North American Championships. North America’s First Youth Ice Championships The 2015 World Cup and Bozeman Results Bozeman Ice Fest 2014 – UIAA World Cup Bozeman
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North America’s Junior Ice Championships: Canadians Win Gold

The first-ever North American Junior Ice Climbing Championships took place Durango, CO. on Dec. 30 and 31, 2014. In Durango, two Canadians finished with gold medals. Noah Beek and Karlee Hall are from Cranbrook, B.C., they’ve have been coached by Canadian champ Gord
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Kilian Fischhuber Retires From Competitive Climbing

The 31-year-old Austrian climber Kilian Fischhuber is retiring from competitive climbing. He has been competing since 1997 and is one of the best competition boulderers ever.  The always dominate Fischhuber won his first World Cup in 2004, is nine-time Austrian champ, has won 21
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Stage One of Open Boulder National Series

The Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) Open Boulder National Series’ first stage of four took place at Quebec’s Horizon Roc during Defi du Bloc.  Climbers have been sessioning Horizon Roc for over 20 years. With room for 300 routes, it’s a perfect gym for to host
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Tour de Bloc at Rock Jungle

The Tour de Bloc tour made a stop in Edmonton on the weekend of Dec. 13 and 14. The comp had a big turnout for each age category. Photos by Sara Frangos The third stop on the Western Canada tour of the Tour de Bloc made it’s way to Rock Jungle in Edmonton. The first
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Photo: Shane Murdoch

Youth Movement: Canadian Junior National Team Shine at Youth Pan Am

Team Canada had a terrific showing at the 2014 IFSC Youth PAN AM Championship, which took place in Mexico City on Nov. 26 to 30, with a number of standout performances from one of the deepest talent youth team in recent memory. Robert Stewart-Patterson came to Youth Pan Am after
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Results from Tour de Bloc at Altitude and The Hive

On Dec. 6, competitors went head-to-head during the fourth week of the Tour de Bloc. The two events went down at Quebec’s Altitude Gym and Vancouver’s The Hive. The fourth week of the Tour de Bloc circuit had two events take place on the same day, one in B.C. and one in Quebec.
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The UIAA 2015 World Cup

The 2015 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup is about to get started. We will have updates and results from all seven competitions. The UIAA Ice Climbing Commissions met in Paklenica, Croatia in April and unanimously approved the competition venues and dates for the 2015 season.
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La Sportiva Legends Only

La Sportiva Legends Only is where the best boulderers in the world come together, set problems for one and other and climb at difficulties not found in any other comp. The most experienced route setting team will be constructing routes for the athletes to climb. The team is led
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Tour de Bloc at The Bloc Shop

The third Tour de Bloc of eastern Canada took place on the weekend at Montreal’s The Bloc Shop. Much like the first three events at Allez Up in Montreal, True North in Toronto and the CCC in Calgary, competitors climbed hard. Photos and story by Aidas Odonelis Montreal’s
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