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Ice Climbing World Cup In La Plagne This Weekend

La Plagne will be hosting the Ice Climbing World Cup from March 5 to 7, with speed and difficulty events. After hosting two World Cups over the past three years, Champagny en Vanoise has become one of the key stages of the international calendar. In 2015, nearly 100 athletes from
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Alberta Climbing Association’s Calgary Lead Comp

The Alberta Climbing Association Onsight Lead Competition took place on Feb. 27 at the Calgary Climbing Centre’s Stronghold. Photos by Philip Quade The Alberta Climbing Association’s lead competition at Calgary’s Stronghold brought some of the strongest climbers
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Canada’s 2015 IFSC Toronto World Cup #ifscTO

The IFSC World Cup will be returning to Toronto on May 30 and 31. This will be one of the best competitions of the year, don’t miss #ifscTO. The 2015 IFSC World Cup will be making a stop for speed climbing in Central Saanich, B.C. on May 17 before headint to Toronto at the
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Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Winners

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) concluded its week of films and presentations on Sat., Feb. 21. The VIMFF had its busiest year to date. With sold out venues every night, festival director Alan Formanek said the turn out was amazing. Some of the top
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Tour de Bloc at Grand River Rocks and Western Nationals at Grip It

As the Tour de Bloc season wraps up, two of its final comps took place at Kitchener’s Grand River Rocks and Saskatoon’s Grip It. Grip It The Western Nationals took place at Grip It in Saskatoon. With some of the West’s top climbers competing, it was an exciting
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Watch Tour de Bloc at Grip It Tonight LIVE!

Watch the Finals of the Tour de Bloc – ACA/CEC National Series on Feb 21, 2015 at Grip It at 7 p.m. MT. Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream
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Youth Bouldering National Champions Crowned in Burlington

Over the weekend, top youth climbers across the country gathered at Climber’s Rock in Burlington, Ontario to vie for top honours at the 2015 Canadian National Youth Bouldering Competition.  To see more photos from the comp, check out Matt Chapman’s Flickr Page. The
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2015 Canadian National Youth Bouldering Competition

This weekend, top youth climbers across the country vie for National Bouldering titles at the 2015 Canadian National Youth Bouldering Competition, at Climber’s Rock in Burlington, Ontario. Qualifiers took place on Sat., Feb. 14 and photographer Matt Chapman brought us a
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Calgary’s New Climbing Gym: The Hanger

The newest addition to the Calgary Climbing Centre’s family is called the Hanger. The other two gyms are The Stronghold and Calgary Climbing Centre. The design of this new just is futuristic the construction is well underway. Because of height restrictions, they dug down
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McColl, Ondra and Other Top Climbers Will Be At IFSC World Climbing Camp In B.C.

A one-of-a-kind climbing camp is being held at The Boulders Climbing Gym in Victoria this month.  What: This event will see the top climbers in the world in both lead (difficulty) and speed come to the Boulders to teach athletes who wish to hone their skills, and learn more about
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