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10 Great Ascents in Canada From the Past Century

No better way to celebrate Canada Day than to look back at 100 years and 10 great ascents on Canadian soil. In 1896, Ha Ling made the first ascent of the most westward peak in the Ehagay Nakoda range south of Canmore. The peak now has a number of classic route routes, read about
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Ashima Shiraishi Sends in Norway

Ashima Shiraishi has been spending the first part of the summer in the Netherlands. With Kai Lightner, the pair visited the Flatanger Cave in Norway. The strong American duo had to deal with soaking wet holds that seeped uncontrollably. After a week of projecting difficult, and
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Haiyang World Cup, Two First-Time Champions

The second Asian 2015 IFSC World Cup Series took place in Haiyang on Friday and Saturday. Canadians climbed well, but no one advanced to semis. Stacey Weldon placed 21st after the qualifying round and wrote on her Facebook page: “Well, I made some pretty silly mistakes
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Daniel Woods Crushing in Rocklands

Daniel Woods is one of the world’s strongest boulderers and he’s been busy sending some of Rockland’s most difficult problems. This week, Woods climbed one of Alex Megos’ new routes called Devil Wears Prana V12, which was powerful V10 climbing to a V10
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Rock the Blocs Bouldering Festival 2015 a Huge Success

Three years after the first Rock the Blocs took place and this festival just keeps getting bigger and better. By Andy White – Rock the Blocs Founder and Organizer It’s strange to think that just a few years back, this event was hatched as a way to get a few more
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Sean McColl Wins Gold At China World Cup

Sean McColl finishes in first place as Canadians keep their momentum from the Vail World Cup moving in Chongqing this weekend. It was the first Asian stop of the 2015 IFSC World Cup and it took place in Chongqing on the summer solstice and despite some hot temperatures, athletes
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Canadians Qualify, Watch China World Cup Semis Tonight!

The Chongqing World Cup Qualifications took place Saturday in China. Three Canadian have advanced to semis. Canmore-based Stacey Weldon qualified for the semi-finals, which start at 9:30 EST in Canada. In first place, after qualifications, was Petra Klingler, followed by Julija
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Watch Matt Fultz Climb a New V14

Matt Fultz put up this difficult problem outside of Ogden, Utah in April 2015 and graded it V14. Fultz sent the route in April and reported on social media, “Super psyched to have put up a contender for the hardest boulder in Utah.” On 8a.nu Fultz described his new
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Words With Canadian World Cup Competitor Jason Holowach

Jason Holowach was part of a history-making Canadian team who competed at the Vail World Cup on June 6. Jason Holowach is the owner of Grip It, a climbing gym in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He started climbing when he was nine and his first competition was six months later. His
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The IFSC Vail World Cup/Go Pro Games!

The IFSC Bouldering World Cup will be hosted once again at the GoPro Mountain Games. A crowd favorite and the only World Cup Bouldering event on U.S. soil, this event features some of the best boulderers in the world right in the heart of Vail.  Not in Vail for the competition?
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