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Quebec’s Difficult New Spring Mixed Route: The Last Ronin

Quebec climbers climb a new route in memory of their friend and accomplished climber, Yannick Girard. By Louis Rousseau The day was perfect, except for the March date: Friday the 13th. We stopped for coffee and cakes in Baie, St. Paul at the bakery. We decided to finish our
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Tito Traversa Memorial Bouldering Cup

On June 13 and 14, the second bouldering competition in memory of Tito Traversa will be held  in Ivrea, Italy. The European climbing prodigy, Tito Traversa, was only 12 years old when he died in a tragic climbing accident on July 3, 2013. He took a 15-metre ground fall after
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Sebastian Bouin Makes Third Ascent of Famous 5.15b

French climber Seb Bouin has made the third ascent of Chilam Balam 5.15b at Villanueva del Rosario in the Andalusia region of Spain. It’s Bouin’s first 5.15b and the route’s third ascent after Bernabé Fernández in 2003 and Adam Ondra in 2011. The route was
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World Cup Only Days Away: Photos and More!

This Saturday and Sunday, the second 2015 World Cup competition will take place in Toronto, Canada. On May 30 and 31 the world’s best boulderers will meet in Toronto. The problems are harder every year and competition it’s becoming more demanding to make it to the podium. Photos
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Evan Hau Sends Another New 5.14 in Rockies

Evan Hau is a Calgary-based climber who is among the top sport climbers in the country. He is spending his summer finding and sending some of the Bow Valley’s last hard projects.  While on his journey to find Canada’s first 5.15a, Hau’s been busy putting down
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Jacob Cook: British Undercover Crusher Sending in America

British climber Jason Cook and his partner Bronwyn Hodgins have relocated to America for the time being to free some Yosemite and Zion classics. The pair recently climbed Moonlight Buttress 5.12d in Zion National Park, but failed to free all of the pitches. They returned with a
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Countdown to the 2015 Toronto World Cup

The IFSC Bouldering World Cup is right around the corner and is an event you don’t want to miss out on. This year there is a strong line-up of Canadian climbers. Here are just a few climbers that you definitely want to keep an eye on at the event. The competition will take place
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First Ascent of an Albertan V10 by Matt Lucas

Matt Lucas is no stranger to hard bouldering problems and he recently opened a new crag in Kananaskis Country with fellow Calgary climbers. Their new crag is dubbed Crows Nest and is located across from Nakiska Ski Resort in Kananaskis Country, AB. Joined by Marc Eveleigh and
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Quebec’s New Wall is Big and Splitter

Quebec has some of the best rock climbing in Canada and while many think the potential has been tapped out, a new wall on Lac du Cap proves otherwise. Serge Alexandre Demers Giroux and friends explored a new wall, similar in appearance to Ontario’s Bon Echo, on May 16. The
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John Lauchlan Award Recipients Climb New Yukon Routes

The 2014 John Lauchlan Award recipients have returned from a successful trip to a remote part of the Yukon. Jay Mills, Eamonn Walsh and Carl Diehl (in place of Steve Holeczi) spent the better part of a month in the rarely-visited Kluane Mountains in the southwest corner of the
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