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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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Canadian Regional Championships

The Canadian Regional Championships took place on the weekend at Rock Jungle and Altitude. Western Regional – Rock Jungle Fitness Women’s Open – Final Results 1 Becca Frangos 2 Alyssa Weber 3 Eva Thompson 4 Allison Vest 5 Celeste Wall Men’s Open –
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2014 Nipigon Ice Festival

The annual ice climber’s festival in Northern Ontario gets on its way on Feb. 28 and runs till March 2. Nipigon is far away from any metropolis, the closest city is Thunder Bay, population 110,000. Every year dozens of ice-seeking climbers travel to the Northern Ontario
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Two Eight-Time Champs at ABS 15

Daniel Woods and Alex Puccio won their eighth titles at the 15th American Bouldering Society national championships. Some of America’s top boulderers gathered in Colorado Springs to compete at ABS 15. An exciting finish kept the audience on the edge of their seat.
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The 2014 Piolets d’Or

The Piolets d’Or (Golden Ice Axe) is an annual mountaineering award that has been handed out since 1991 by the French magazine Montagnes and the Groupe de Haute Montagne.  The 2014 Piolets d’Or  is promising to make an impression on the climbing scene, despite years
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The Boulders to Host SCBC Difficulty and Speed Competitions Saturday

Kamloops, BC –  The Boulders Climbing Gym in Central Saanich is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a Sport Climbing Association of British Columbia (SCBC) Difficulty and Speed competition on Saturday, February 22. Saturday’s  competition at The Boulders is
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Tour de Bloc at The Hive

The Tour de Bloc made a stop at The Hive in Vancouver on the weekend, full results below. Men’s Results Rank Name Topouts Bonus Qualifiers 1 Parton, Simon 2 / 2 4 / 6 3320 2 Adamson, Miles 2 / 2 4 / 6 3190 3 Johnson, Gavin 2 / 2 3 / 5 3175 4 Webb Parsons, Chris 2 / 3 4 / 4
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2014 Youth World Ice Climbing Championship

The inaugural youth ice climbing championship was in 2013 in Saas Grund, Switzerland.  The 2014 youth world ice climbing championship took place in Champagny-en-Vanoise, France.  “The support of the youth is very important for the development of the sport,” said
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Sochi Olympics and Ice Climbing

The opening ceremonies are today, Feb. 7, in Sochi, Russia. Competitive ice climbers on the UIAA World Cup tour have gathered in Sochi to take part in the event. Ice climbing is being showcased at the Olympic Park. Ice climbing is not a competitive sport at the Olympics, no
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