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Watch the Toronto World Cup LIVE Here!

The IFSC Toronto World Cup’s qualifying round is taking place on Sat. May 30 at the Thornhill Arena.  Top climbers from around the world, including Adam Ondra and Julianne Wurm, are competing against Canada’s best for a sport on the podium. Follow us on Instagram for
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L-R: Jason Holowach, Celeste Wall, Sean McColl

Biggest Canadian Team Ever Assembled For Toronto Bouldering World Cup

The IFSC World Cup in Toronto is only a day away and here’s a look at a few of the Canadians who’ll be giving their all in hopes of standing on the podium. By Andre Cheuk, Toronto Photos: Chris Lepik The first IFSC World Cup Bouldering competition of the year, taking
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Toronto World Cup: 136 Climbers to Compete

The IFSC Toronto World Cup that will be held at the Thornhill Arena is only two days away and top athletes from around the world have already arrived. IFSC world cup route setters have been busy prepping the arena for the weekend’s big event. For some photos of the prep,
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David Chaundy-Smart Rouses the Calgary Mountain Club

Gripped’s editorial director read excerpts from his book, A Youth Wasted Climbing, to a full house on Wed. May 27 at the Ironwood pub in Calgary. Chaundy-Smart is no stranger to Calgary. The Toronto-based writer spent some time in the Rockies during his climbing forays
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Tito Traversa Memorial Bouldering Cup

On June 13 and 14, the second bouldering competition in memory of Tito Traversa will be held  in Ivrea, Italy. The European climbing prodigy, Tito Traversa, was only 12 years old when he died in a tragic climbing accident on July 3, 2013. He took a 15-metre ground fall after
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World Cup Only Days Away: Photos and More!

This Saturday and Sunday, the second 2015 World Cup competition will take place in Toronto, Canada. On May 30 and 31 the world’s best boulderers will meet in Toronto. The problems are harder every year and competition it’s becoming more demanding to make it to the podium. Photos
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Countdown to the 2015 Toronto World Cup

The IFSC Bouldering World Cup is right around the corner and is an event you don’t want to miss out on. This year there is a strong line-up of Canadian climbers. Here are just a few climbers that you definitely want to keep an eye on at the event. The competition will take place
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Adam Ondra to Compete at Toronto World Cup

Bouldering Canada announced today that Adam Ondra will be travelling to North America for the Toronto and likely the Vail World Cup. Ondra was recently in Canada for the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival in February. He attempted to onsight-flash Dreamcatcher 5.14d
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Canadian National Championships Results and Photos

On May 18, the Canadian National Lead and Speed Sport Climbing Championships wrapped up at The Boulders in Saanich B.C.  After three days of inspiring climbing by some of North America’s leading competition climbers, Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) crowned the champions of
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Canadian Nationals’ Semi-Finals and IFSC Speed World Cup Results

The Canadian National Championships semi-finals and IFSC Speed World Cup took place today at The Boulders in Saanich, B.C. Canadian National Championships Semi-Finals For the women’s open, American’s Delaney Miller and Melina Constanza (first in Youth A) kept their
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