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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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Canadian Bouldering Championships Semi-Finals

This weekend the Tour de Bloc made its final stop of the year with the MEC Canadian Bouldering Championships at Coyote Rock Gym in Ottawa. Report and photos by Aidas Odonelis Canada’s strongest men and women, along with a handful of American’s competed for the top spots through a
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Canadian Bouldering Championship, Qualifiers

The 2014 Mountain Equipment Co-op Canadian Bouldering Championships are taking place at Coyote Rock Gym in Ottawa this weekend. Sean McColl made the “play of the day” when he dynoed from the the start holds, on the final qualifier route, to the finishing jug on his
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Canadian Bouldering Championships 2014

After a winter of great competitions across Canada, the Tour de Bloc presents the Canadian Bouldering Championships from March 29 to March 30 at Coyote Rock Gym in Ottawa. Canadian champ Sean McColl will be competing. Coyote Rock Gym Profile Established in 1992 as Ottawa’s
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Richmond Oval to Host SCBC Spring Cling Difficulty Competition Saturday

Kamloops, BC –  The Sport Climbing Association of British Columbia (SCBC) will be hosting a local Difficulty competition thisSaturday, March 15th at the Richmond Olympic Oval. The event, called the “Spring Cling” is the third Difficulty competition of the
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