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Bouldering

Hukkataival climbs “one of the best”

Nalle Hukkataival is back in Rocklands, South Africa. He has climbed a route he called “one of the best boulders I’ve climbed!” Hukkataival reported on Instagram: “One of the best boulders I’ve ever climbed! First ascent of Good Hope V13 in
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Arco Rock Master: Bouldering Results

The Arco Rock Master hosted the Rock Master Boulder K.O. competition, a fast-paced contest which weeds out the weakest climber fast. Rock Master Festival describes the competition as such: “Boulder KO System. Put in other words, bouldering Rock Master style. An extremely
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Rampage Bouldering Heads to Squamish

Over 100 people arrived to participate on Aug. 24 in Rampage Bouldering at the Grand Wall Boulders. Story and photos by Drew Copeland “It’s the first ever bouldering competition of this scale in Squamish and we’ll try to do it on a yearly basis,” said event organizer
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IFSC World Bouldering Championship in Munich Semi Recap

The World Bouldering Championship is taking place in Munich this weekend. Here is a re-cap of the semi-finals. Canada had a strong team performance, placing two men in the semi-finals for the first time in a World Championship,  Sean McColl finished 9th, and Jaso
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From Around the World: new routes and wild K2 stats!

Here is an update on what has been going on outside of Canada this summer. On May 29 and 30, American climbers John Frieh and Jess Roskelley made the first ascent of No Rest For the Wicked IV+ AI6 M7, a hard new route up the West Witches Tit in SE Alaska. For the full report
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Bouldering World Cup: Laval and season wrap-up

The 2014 Bouldering World Cup season finished this weekend in Laval, France. Akiyo Noguchi finished the year with four straight wins. It was another amazing display of strength as the world’s top climbers struggled to climb the final problems at the Laval World Cup. In the
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IFSWC World Cup Bouldering Toronto: Sean McColl takes bronze

By: Andre Cheuk With a finale that went down to the wire to decide the victors, Vancouver’s Sean McColl made a dramatic flash of the fourth and last problem to clinch third place behind winner Guillaume Glairon Mondet of France, and silver medalist Jan Hojer of Germany. On the
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IFSC WC Bouldering Toronto: Semi Finals produces big Upsets

By: Andre Cheuk All Photos: Miguel Jette Team Canada ‘s Sean McColl made it safely through to the final, qualifying comfortably in second place, and looking very strong headed into the final. Speaking before the comp, McColl spoke candidly about his start to the season thus fa
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IFSC World Cup Bouldering Toronto Day 1: Women’s Qualifier

By Andre Cheuk Photos: Miguel Jette Check out Men’s Qualification report here. Women’s qualification round opened with last year’s winner Anna Stohr (AUT), Shauna Coxsey(UK), and Juliane Wurm(Ger), all winners of World Cup this season. To everyone’s surprise the overnight
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IFSC World Cup Bouldering Toronto Day 1: Men’s Qualifier

  By: Andre Cheuk, Photos: Miguel Jette Check out Women’s Qualification report here. The opening Men’s qualifying round of the second annual IFSC World Cup Bouldering Toronto, saw some of the best competition climbers in the world and across Canada do battle, with some
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