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Tour de Bloc 2015/16 Kicks Off in East and West

The 2015/16 Tour de Bloc tour kicked off in Montreal and in Vancouver on Oct. 24. The 13th annual competition circuit started the season at Allez Up in Montreal and The Hive in Vancouver. At Allez Up, the six top climbers of the day for men and women went head to head in an
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Tour de Bloc Starts This Weekend in East and West

The 2015/16 Tour de Bloc is set to start this weekend in Vancouver and Montreal. Things will kick off at Allez Up in Montreal when Canada’s popular bouldering series starts its annual tour. Things get started during the early morning on Oct. 24 with juniors competing first,
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Canadians Among Winners for Banff Festival Book Awards

The 2015 Banff Mountain Book Festival awards have been announced and the grand prize will be awarded on Nov. 5. There were 139 entries into this year’s competition. Of the eight awards, two Canadians won for their category. Richard Wagamese’s Medicine Walk, published
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Sean McColl Podiums at Wujiang World Cup

The second last IFSC Lead World Cup took place in Wujiang, China, this weekend. Some of the world’s strongest comp climbers gathered in China for one of the biggest world cups of the year. For the women, Jain Kim climbed six moves higher than the crux and finished in first
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Watch Tour de Bloc at Rockheads Highlights

Here’s the full length video featuring events and personalities from the Tour de Bloc final at Joe Rockhead’s earlier this year.
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Watch Neil Gresham Train and Redpoint

Neil Gresham is one of  Britain’s best climbers and has been for the past few decades. From climbed E10 to new routing in Sweden, Brazil, Mongolia, Cuba, Vietnam, China and Colombia, Gresham is an all-round great climber. He is also one of the most experienced climbing
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Janja Garnbret is on World Champion Roll

At just 16 years old, Janja Garnbret is already a double world junior climbing champion. In her first season on the senior tour she has placed second in the lead climbing championships in Chamonix, repeating that feat in Imst and recently finished third in the Adidas Rockstars
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Sarah Hueniken Podiums at White Cliff Comp

Sarah Hueniken was the only Canadian to place in the top three for men or women at the 2015 Red Bull White Cliffs comp. The unique competition is held on Oct. 3 and 4 at Scratchell’s Bay, Isle of Wight, where the overhanging chalk cliffs stand 115 metres tall. The winners
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The 2015 Annual Mountain Guides Ball with Helen Sovdat

The Annual Mountain Guides Ball is a proud tradition of the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) and the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG). The event brings members of the mountain community together to celebrate mountain culture and raise funds for various worthy causes.
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The 2016 Canadian National Competition Schedule

The CEC is pleased to announce that they have selected venues for 12 of their national level competitions. They anticipate finalizing the last two locations in the near future. The CEC is excited about the upcoming season and appreciates the commitment each of the selected venues
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