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Bouldering

The Kranj World Cup and Sean McColl’s top finish

The 2014 IFSC World Cup season wrapped up this November 15-16 in Kranj, Slovenia. Home country favorite Mina Markovic took gold before her home crowd and we crowned this season’s overall medalists in Lead. Just a stone’s throw from Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana, Kranj
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Revolution and Pusher Close Their Doors

The owner of the Cordless group which includes Pusher and Revolution, Clark Shelk, announced they will be closing their North America division on Dec. 19, 2014. In a blog post, Shelk went into details about the companies history and decision behind the closing. “By the end of
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Gripped is at the 2014 Banff Mountain Film Festival

The world’s best mountain films, books, and speakers take the spotlight for nine days each fall in Banff. Experience the adventure of climbing, mountain expeditions, remote cultures, and the world’s last great wild places – all brought to life at The Banff Centre. Gripped will be
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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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