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Words With Actress and Comp Climber Helen Colliander

Helen Colliander is an actress and competition climber based in Vancouver. With over 20 credits to her name on the IMDb website, including the popular TV series Heartland, it’s fair to say 15-year-old Helen Colliander has her work cut out. Her weekly routin
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Tour de Bloc and More Wins for Eric Sethna, Alyssa Weber

The Tour de Bloc took place at the Calgary Climbing Centre on Nov. 28. Eric Sethna has competed in four Tour de Blocs this season and placed first in each one. Alyssa Weber has competed in three Tour de Blocs this fall and finished in first place at every event. The competition
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University Bouldering Series Results from Gravity

The University Bouldering Series (UBS) is a competition circuit that is quickly becoming an important stop for comp climbers. The event was hosted at Gravity and climbers enter as individuals representing their university. There were 168 climbers from over a dozen universities
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La Sportiva Legends Only Results

The annual La Sportiva Legends Only competition took place in Stocklholm. The Legends Only puts five top climbers to the test. Unlike most comps where the competitors don’t know what the problem will be, for Legends Only the climbers practice the routes the day before. This
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Results from Quebec Provincial Comp

The second provincial competition in Quebec this season took place at Délire Escalade on Nov. 28. The popular event had over 100 climbers register. For Men’s Open, Seb Lazure continued his winning streak and for Women’s Open, Bronwen Karnis finished on top of the
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Competitions in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta This Weekend

The comp season in Canada is going into its fourth week and this weekend there will be competitions in three provinces. In Calgary, the Tour de Bloc and an Alberta Provincial will be taking place at the Calgary Climbing Centre’s Chinook location. Climbers will be competing
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Five Top Women To Compete At Legends Only

The La Sportiva Legends Only competition will take place this Saturday in Stockholm. If you haven’t seen a Legends Only competition, the format is simple – five top climbers attempt five bouldering problems. This year, the climbers are Jule Wurm, Janja Garnbret,
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Watch the Men’s Finals at Rock Jungle Tour de Bloc

Watch the Men’s Finals from the recent Tour de Bloc at Rock Jungle in Alberta. It was an action packed event and after a number of difficult problems, Eric Sethna won the day for the men. Full results here. Tour de Bloc 13 Rock Jungle Fitness – Mens’s Final from
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Interview with Hannah Block on Season, Injuries and More

Gripped recently caught up with Hannah Block, who is a West Coast comp climber with a number of top finishes. Hannah Block’s first competition was the November Sessions in 2009. At the most recent November Sessions, held at Base5, she suffered from a minor back injury,
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The 2015 Golden Scrub Brush Awards

The Golden Scrub Brush Awards have been announced for 2015 after a community gathering in Squamish. Chris Small is the Squamish Access Society (SAS) director at large and has been an important member of the Golden Scrub Brush team. “Special Congratulations to our Fellowship
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