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Alberta Provincials at Calgary’s Hanger

The CEC National Series and Alberta Climbing Association’s combined Youth/Open Boulder Competition is on Jan. 16 and 17. The event will be held at the Calgary Climbing Centre’s new Hanger location. There are two head setters, Dustin Curtis is in charge of Open and
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Words With University Bouldering Series President

The University Bouldering Series (UBS) is a relatively new comp circuit in Canada aimed at university students. Max Summerlee is the president and one of the co-founders of the UBS. Climbing for 20 years, he has spent time competing and climbed in the Tour de Bloc (TDB) nationals
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Canadian Crusher Thomasina Pidgeon Profile

Thomasina Pidgeon has spent the last 21 years as one of Canada’s top climbers. She is based in B.C. and makes regular trips to Europe and other international climbing locations. She was the first Canadian woman to climb V12 and has sent a number to date, including
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Nathan Hall Continues Sends into New Year

Nathan Hall is a West Coast climber who has been touring American boulders since late November. In December, Hall sent some hard problems at Bishop, the Kraft Boulders and Red Rocks, including Iron Fly V9, Angel Dyno V7, Timmy’s Problem V9, Fear of the Black Hat V9,
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A Sweet Squamish Stinger Low Video

Watch Michelle Yalowega send Stinger Low in Squamish. Stinger Low – Squamish from Michelle Yalowega on Vimeo.
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Becca Frangos Back From Europe and Ready for Comps

Calgary’s Walson Tai catches up with Becca Frangos after her return from an extended European trip. She will be competing at the Alberta Climbing Association’s provincial comp this weeked at the Calgary Climbing Centre on Jan. 16 and 17. For more on the
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Anthony Richards Sending Ontario V11

Watch Anthony Richards send The Gunt V11 at Niagara Glen in Ontario. This short film is by Gripped’s new film editor Adam Wojtkowiak who captured Richards sending on a mild Jan. 6, 2016.
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Regan Kennedy on Projects, Hueco and More

Regan Kennedy is a Calgary-based climber who has travelled to many international destinations for bouldering.  Kennedy recently returned to Canada from a short trip to Hueco Tanks in Texas. While bouldering is one of her main focuses, it’s not the only one. In 2015, she
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Squamish Indoor Comp Results and Photos

The first-ever competition to take place at the new Ground Up in Squamish went down on Jan. 9.  Familiar faces from the Tour de Bloc and CEC comp circuits took part at the gym’s inaugural event. Elan Jonas-McRae, who has been busy sending hard bouldering problems, came up
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Tour de Bloc 2016, Climber’s Rock and a Birthday Win

It was the first Tour de Bloc of 2016 and Zach Richardson celebrated the day with a win on his 15th birthday.  The first Tour de Bloc of the year took place at Climber’s Rock in Burlington on Jan. 9. It was a big day for local climber Zach Richardson who finished in first
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