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Arco 2015, Day One: Canadians Advance to Semi-Finals

The first day of competition at the World Youth Climbing Championships in Arco, Italy is complete. By Shane Murdoch Due to the large number of competitors, the qualifications for bouldering have been split over two days. All of the females qualified today and all the males
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Climbing Fitness #4: Love Thy Ankles

This is the fourth installment of a new series on how to stretch and strengthen those climbing muscles. It is brought to you by Ashley Edwards and Kate Evans, co-founders of City Yogis in Toronto. As climbers we need strong, stable, and flexible ankles to improve climbing
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Huge V14 Send for Isabelle Faus

American climber Isabelle Faus, 22, has become the fifth woman to send a V14 and she chose a classic to do it on. Faus sent the 2005 Fred Nicole route called Amandala at Rocklands in South Africa. It was the first female ascent of the difficult route. The other women to send V14
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Climbing Fitness #2: Climber’s Elbow

This is the second installment of a new series on how to stretch and strengthen those climbing muscles. It is brought to you by Ashley Edwards and Kate Evans, co-founders of City Yogis in Toronto. Elbow pain is one of the most common and debilitating injuries that climber’s
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Squamish Uprising Rocks West Coast

Squamish Uprising, an event aimed at creating solidarity and promoting slacklining, acroyoga and boulering, brought these three communities together last weekend. By Drew Copeland Slacklining, acroyoga and bouldering are still relatively young, finding their way as forms of
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The 2015 Bouldering World Cup Results From Munich

The last Bouldering World Cup wrapped up in Munich on August 15 in front of a sold out venue.  A number of Canadians were at the finale of the World Cup season and over a dozen competed in the qualifications. It was one of the largest competitive fields ever for a World Cup and
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Niagara Glen Climbers – Carry Your Permits

Police officers have been asking to see boulderers’ permits at Niagara Glen more this year than in the past. The Ontario Access Coalition has reported a rise in permit enforcing at Ontario’s Niagara Glen this summer. Climbers have been expressing frustration over the
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New Hard Okanagan Boulder Problem is V12

Andy White continues the trend of climbing hard new problems on steep boulders in the Okanagan. Over the past few years, the Okanagan Valley has become one of Western Canada’s go-to bouldering areas and White has been at the forefront of development. “A couple nights
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Final 2015 IFSC Bouldering World Cup is This Weekend

Nearly two months after the last IFSC Bouldering World Cup in Haiyang, China, the world’s best boulderers are back and ready to contend in the last IFSC Bouldering World Cup of the season in Munich. The competition will take place in the city’s Olympic stadium, which hosted the
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Psicobloc Was An Electrical Climbing Experience

One of the wildest storms of the year to hit the Salt Lake City area forced an early wrap-up of the 2015 Psicobloc Masters Series. Psicobloc was as “psycho” as it could have been, as a massive storm system brought high winds, heavy rains and lightning the Utah’s
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