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Bouldering

The 2016 Youth Bouldering Nationals

The 2016 Youth Bouldering Nationals will be taking place at Boulderz in Ontario Feb. 13 to 15. Canada’s top youth boulderers will be travelling to Toronto this weekend for the biggest youth comp of the year. Some of the climbers who will be at qualifications on Saturday are
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Top 10 Moments From USA Bouldering Nationals

On January 29 and 30, the USA Bouldering Nationals brought you some of the biggest names in climbing. Here are the top 10 plays featuring the most heart stopping and event shaping moments from the final round. Nathaniel Coleman and Megan Mascarenas won the big comp, full results here.
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Watch Chris Sharma on Catalan Witness the Fitness

Watch Chris Sharma on the first ascent of Catalan Witness the Fitness V15. The big roof climb is at Cova del Ocell, which is close to Barcelona in Spain. Sharma wrote on his social media, “I’ve been trying this line on and off for quite some time, so it felt good to
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Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic

Winter is half over, which means there are still plenty of Mondays before the rock is warm. Here are a few motivating moves from Instagram that would be fun to mimic. Just click on the video to watch. Tag #grippedmoves if you have a rad problem, big move or unique route you would
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Tour de Bloc Results from Coyote Winter Classic

The Tour de Bloc made a stop at Coyote Rock in Ottawa on Feb. 6 for the Winter Classic. One of the most popular climbing events in Ottawa, the Winter Classic always brings the big guns from around the province. Lots of top climbers made the trip and in the end, Sam Tiukuvaara won
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Indoor Climbing Walls Become Video Game

Time Trial is a new interactive rock climbing video game produced by Randori and hosted at Brooklyn Boulders. Players are given the opportunity to compete in a dynamic setting featuring augmented reality on a climbing wall. You have never seen anything quite like this before. The
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Canada’s 2016 IFSC World Cups Cancelled

Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) made the announcement in the following press release. CEC is very disappointed to announce that we will not be hosting IFSC Lead and Speed World Cup events in Central Saanich, BC in July 2016. The CEC is also very disappointed to announce that, at
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Setters Set Routes for Opening of World’s Largest Bouldering Gym

The Austin Bouldering Project (ABP) in Austin, Texas, is being called the largest bouldering gym in the world. After almost two years of construction, the facility “believed to be the largest bouldering gym in the world,” opened its doors on Jan. 23. In this video, we
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Big Bouldering Sends in Europe

It seems to be send season in Europe as many hard problems have been going down. James Webb made the first American ascent and fourth ascent overall of L’Alchimiste, which had two sends within a few weeks prior. After finishing second in the USA Bouldering Nationals, he
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Words With Top Comp Climber Kyle Murdoch

Kyle Murdoch is a top climber who is currently ranked first in Sport Climbing B.C.’s Junior category and third in Open for Bouldering. Kyle is based in Port Coquitlam, where he spends most of his time outside of school at the climbing gym. He has competed internationally as
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