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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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Toronto Alpine Club of Canada night with Kutcher

Canadian ice competitor Nathan Kutcher will be hosting an evening of climbing chat in Toronto on Dec. 4th. Kutcher will be doing a presentation about competitive ice climbing, the Sochi Olympics and “whatever else I can squeeze in,” Kutcher said. Its free but bring
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Tour de Bloc Calgary Climbing Centre

The first Tour de Bloc of the western Canada took place on the weekend at the Calgary Climbing Centre. Much like the first two events at Allez Up in Montreal and True North in Toronto, new and old competitors pushed hard. With 280 competitors, it was the biggest competition ever
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Tour de Bloc True North

The second Tour de Bloc of the Eastern Canada tour took place on the weekend at True North. Much like the first one at Allez Up in Montreal, the competitors brought their A-game. Another crowd-pleasing competition, as True North said, “We want to thank all of our volunteers
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Tour de Bloc Allez Up

The first Tour de Bloc of 2014 took place at Montreal’s Allez Up.  The long-awaited kick-off to the Tour de Bloc season went down in front of a large audience. The first Tour de Bloc was a huge success. The audience followed along as dozens of competitors went head to head,
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