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Bozeman Ice World Cup Wall Damaged by Wind Storm

Word is spreading that the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup that was to be held in December in Bozeman, Montana, might be cancelled. Over the past few days, a number of storms have moved through the Canadian and American Rockies, bringing with them snow and wind. In Canada, from
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Adam Ondra Talks About Latest World Cup

Adam Ondra recently won the Kranj World Cup in Slovenia and the win put him in first place overall.  In this short clip, he talks with top climber Patxi Usobiaga about his World Cup accomplishments. Adam Ondra thoughts after kranj from PATXI USOBIAGA LACUNZA on Vimeo.
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Sean McColl Podiums in Kranj and 2015 Results

In the final IFSC World Cup showdown of 2015, Canadian Sean McColl finished in second place. The comp was held in Kranj, Slovenia, and fellow Canadian Elan Jonas-McRae finished in 18th. Kranj marked McColl’s 101st World Cup. Taking first place was Czech superstar Adam
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Tour de Bloc at Rock Jungle Results

The sixth stop of the Tour de Bloc took place at Rock Jungle in Edmonton on Sat., Nov. 14. Eric Sethna and Alyssa Weber finished in first at the first Tour de Bloc stop in the Prairies this year. Of the three Tour de Blocs that Sethna has competed in this year, he has won them
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Results From First Quebec Provincial Comp of Season

This weekend’s event held by the FQME is the first provincial competition of the 2015/16 season. In front of a packed house at Canyon Escalade, Kristina Jellema and Seb Lazure finished on top of the podium. Men’s Results 1. Seb Lazure 2. Julien Bourassa-Moreau 3. Fred
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Watch the Kranj World Cup LIVE

The final stop of the 2015 IFSC World Cup will be in Kranj, Slovenia, this weekend. Watch the semi-finals and finals here. For more on the Kranj World Cup and other competitions this weekend, visit here. Semis: Finals:
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Ontario Provincial Comp for Youth at Coyote Rock

The first Ontario Climbing Federation (OCF) event of the 2015/16 season took place at Coyote Rock on Nov. 7. The event was for youth only and was a huge success. As the OCF said, “The OCF would like to give a big thank you to Jody Miall and his crew at Coyote Rock for
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Tour de Bloc and Kranj World Cup Preview

This weekend, the Tour de Bloc and the Kranj World Cup will be be taking place and top Canadian climbers will be at each. The fifth stop of the 2015/16 Tour de Bloc will be at Rock Jungle in Edmonton. Last year, Jason Holowach and Stacey Weldon took first place at Rock Jungle.
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Winners of the 2015 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival

The 40th Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival has wrapped up in the snowy Canadian Rockies. The Great Alone, directed by Greg Kohs, which captured the inspiring comeback story of champion sled dog racer, Lance Mackey, has won the Grand Prize at the 2015 Banff Mountain Film and
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Tour de Bloc Results from Toronto and Canmore

The second round of Tour de Bloc for the 2015/16 season took place in Canmore and Toronto this weekend. Things kicked off in Toronto at Joe Rockhead’s with a big turnout for registration. After an exciting day of competition, Fred Charon came out on top and finished in
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