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Early Season Sends on Bow Valley Rock

There is still skiing to be had, ice fat and climbable, but on the Bow Valley’s south facing rock walls, it’s game on for rock climbers. Of course with the sun comes the ticks and they’ve been out in full force. Nearly every climber has reported having at least
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Watch the SCS 2015 Nationals LIVE and See Results

The Sport Climbing Series National Championships are taking place in Boston’s Central Rock. Canadian Elan Jonas McRae is heading into finals in sixth. Qualifications took place on Friday at Central Rock. America’s best indoor lead climbers went head to head on some
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Interview with Elise Sethna, Canadian Champion

Elise Sethna is a Canadian champion and at the age of 21, she has more podium finishes to her name than most other competitors in her category. She also has the women’s world record for biggest dyno. At eight years old, Elise’s family attended the Banff Mountain Film
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Climbers Die in Tragic Accident on Annapurna

The 2015 spring climbing season in Nepal is just getting started and already two climbers have died. Finnish climber, Samuli Mansikka, and his local guide, Pemba Sherpa, died Wednesday while descending from the summit of Mount Annapurna. Attempts were being made to bring the
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Top 15 Hard Rockies Must-Climb Multi-Pitch

The Canadian Rockies have some of the biggest walls in Canada and over the last 20 years climbers have been laboring to establish long, well protected routes. If you like steep, hard and challenging lines, look no further. These are the hardest long routes in the Rockies. The
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Ashima Shiraishi Sends Another One!

American climber Ashima Shiraishi, 13, is currently on spring break in Spain. Last week she sent what might be a 5.15a, making her the first woman and youngest climber ever to send the grade. Ashima seems to be surprising herself these days as she updated her Instagram with,
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The 2015 Canadian Bouldering National Championships Results

After two days of competition at the Bloc Shop the best climbers of the weekend have taken their spots on the podium. Photos courtesy of Aidas Odonelis at Ruby Photography Studios The temperatures in Montreal dipped to freezing temperatures, but inside the Bloc Shop things really
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The 2015 Canadian Bouldering Nationals: Semi-Finals Results

The Semi-Finals for the Canadian Bouldering Championships took place at Montreal’s Bloc Shop Saturday night. Eight men and eight women are heading to finals. On Saturday, Montreal’s newest climbing gym, Bloc Shop, hosted the CEC bouldering nationals qualifications and
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Jonathan Siegrist Sends La Rambla 5.15a

American climber Jonathan Siegrist recently sent La Rambla 5.15a. In the fall of 2014, he visited Ontario’s Lion’s Head and previous to that he climbed Realization 5.15a.  Alex Huber made the first ascent in 1994 and it was repeated nine years later by Ramón Julián
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Bouldering Nationals: Qualifications Results

Qualifications for the Canadian Bouldering Championships in Montreal’s Bloc Shop went off perfectly. Today Montreal’s newest climbing gym, Bloc Shop, hosts the CEC bouldering nationals. This is the final stop of the CEC circuit for the year. All Canadian climbers who
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