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Adam Ondra Sends Hard Boulders Between World Cups

Adam Ondra is touring America for the IFSC World Cups and after a third-place finish in Toronto headed to Colorado for some outdoor climbing. Ondra is no stranger to hard boulders with a number of V15 and V16s to his name. In Rocky Mountain National Park, Ondra ticked White Noice
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Jamie Finlayson Sends Squaminator V12, Watch Here!

Squaminator V12 is part of the North Wall Boulders in Squamish and it’s one of the more popular problems at the grade in the area. Earlier this year, Luke Zimmerman made an ascent and his beta played a role in Jamie Finlayson’s ascent. “Steep and powerful with
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Catching up with Adam Ondra: World Cups and Dawn Wall

Adam Ondra is a true giant of the climbing world. The Czech climber is the reigning World Champion in both Lead and Bouldering, an unprecedented achievement. On the rocks, Ondra’s tick list of first ascents and repeats are unmatched, both in quality and quantity. At 22
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2015 Toronto Bouldering World Cup: Alban Levier & Anna Stohr Prevails

After the final of the 2015 Toronto Bouldering World Cup, France’s Alban Levier and Austria’s Anna Stohr emerged victorious. This is Levier’s first ever win and appearance on a World Cup Podium. Stohr, who has countless World Cup wins on her palmares, won in
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2015 Toronto Bouldering World Cup – Semi Final Produce Big Shake-Up

By: Andre Cheuk Photos: Aidas Odonelis At the end of the semi-final round of the 2015 IFSC Bouldering World Cup in Toronto, Frenchmen Jeremy Bonder and American Alex Puccio stood atop the leaderboard, but the finalist are grouped so tightly together, it will certainly be anyone’s
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2015 Toronto Bouldering World Cup – Women’s Qualification Round: Noguchi and Le Neve leads

With the Toronto Bouldering World Cup in it’s 3rd year, the event has become an established stop on the circuit, drawing a large field of 59 female competitors. With so many competitors, the women were also divided into 2 heats running simultaneously, and the route setters didn’t
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2015 Toronto Bouldering World Cup – Men’s Qualification Round: Holowach and McColl safely through to next round

By Andre Cheuk (Toronto) and Gripped’s intern Sophia Vlahos All photos by Chris Lepik The men’s qualification round of the 2015 Toronto Bouldering World Cup brought out some big surprises and great performances from a field 73 strong, Canadians Sean McColl of Vancouver, and
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Watch the Toronto World Cup LIVE Here!

The IFSC Toronto World Cup’s qualifying round is taking place on Sat. May 30 at the Thornhill Arena.  Top climbers from around the world, including Adam Ondra and Julianne Wurm, are competing against Canada’s best for a sport on the podium. Follow us on Instagram for
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L-R: Jason Holowach, Celeste Wall, Sean McColl

Biggest Canadian Team Ever Assembled For Toronto Bouldering World Cup

The IFSC World Cup in Toronto is only a day away and here’s a look at a few of the Canadians who’ll be giving their all in hopes of standing on the podium. By Andre Cheuk, Toronto Photos: Chris Lepik The first IFSC World Cup Bouldering competition of the year, taking
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Toronto World Cup: 136 Climbers to Compete

The IFSC Toronto World Cup that will be held at the Thornhill Arena is only two days away and top athletes from around the world have already arrived. IFSC world cup route setters have been busy prepping the arena for the weekend’s big event. For some photos of the prep,
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