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Video: Canmore Bouldering World Cup

In 2011, the first bouldering World Cup came to Cananda and was hosted in Canmore. The event was made possible by Dung Nguyen, who is now based from Allez Up in Montreal. This year the World Cup will be returning to Canada, for its second year in Toronto. It snowed for the event
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Ouray Ice Festival, Jan 9-12, 2014

Ouray Ice Climbing Festival 2014 The Ouray Ice Festival, held each year in January in Ouray, CO, is an eclectic gathering of ice climbers, gear manufacturers, and ice climbing enthusiasts. The international Festival was first held in January 1996. Festival events are held in and
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Sean McColl’s Comp Year

Sean McColl is undoubtedly Canada’s best competition climber, he maintains a strong presence consistently places in the top-five. “For the third year in a row, I have managed to stay at the top of the world cup circuit, not only in one discipline, but two. I set
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Canadian Kutcher Grabs Third in Bozeman Speed Comp

Canadian Nathan Kutcher climbed his way into third place at the Bozeman Ice Festival speed competition. For the open competition results see here. Mens Speed Results 1st: Adam Knoff 2nd: Sam Elias 3rd: Nathan Kutcher 4th: Jason Nelson Womens Speed Results 1st: Kendra Stritch 2nd:
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Bozeman Ice Festival Results

Canadians Finish Strong The17th  Bozeman Ice Festival main event took place on Saturday, December 14. It is the first year the event is on the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup tour, which brought a number of strong Europeans. Canadians had a good competition as Will Gadd points out:
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Bozeman Ice Festival Day 2 in Photos

A day at Bozeman, Photo Rafal Andronowski              
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Bozeman Ice Festival: Update

The festival is in its 17th year. This year Bozeman is on the World Cup circuit. The competitive field is stacked with some of the worlds best mixed climbers, the event is going to be a memorable one. From Canada, Jennier Olson, Sarah Hueniken, Will Gadd, Gord McArthur, Nathan
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Tour de Bloc at The Hive and True North

Tour de Blocs final rounds of 2013 took place in Vancouver’s The Hive and in Toronto’s True North on December 7th, 2013. Steve (Manboy) Townshend made an appearance in Toronto’s competition, he finished fifth overall. Last weeks Bloc photos from Calgary.
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Mind Control

Becca Frangos is one of Canada’s leading female youth climbers. In her recent blog post she talks about mind control. She trains in Canmore, Alberta, and her coach is Sonnie Trotter.  From Becca’s blog: “It was last Friday when my coach Sonnie Trotter and the
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2013/14 Ice Climbing Competitions

Here is a list of this years ice climbing competitions: Arc’teryx Bozeman Ice Festival, MT, Dec 11-15, http://www.bozemanicefest.com/ Sandstone Ice Festival, MN, Dec 13-16,  http://www.sandstoneicefest.com/ Ouray Ice Festival, CO, Ja
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