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Competition

Two Canadians finish in top 10 at World Cup

The second round of the IFSC Asian circuit took place on Oct 17 and 18 in Wujang, China. Sean McColl finished fifth, a step up from his sixth-place finish last week. The big surprise was the presence of Canadian 19-year-old Elan Jonas McRae from Nanaimo, B.C, who finished 10th.
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White Cliffs Competition

Red Bull’s White Cliffs competition is taking place this weekend in the U.K. Some of the world’s best ice and mixed climbers have gathered to climb some of the wildest chalk routes on the planet. Over 100 metres of steep and pumpy chalk. We will have the full results
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World Cup Korea Results

The first event of the Asian IFSC World Cup went down in Mokpo, Korea on the weekend. It is the first of three events in Asia and eight for the IFSC World Cup tour. Slovenian Mina Markovic took top-spot for the second year in a row, bringing her world cup gold medal count to 15.
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Kai Lightner is World Champion

The Youth World Championships are taking place in Noumea, New Caledonia between Sept. 19 and Sept. 23. American Kai Lightner won for the Youth Male B climbers making him the world champion for his age group. Lightner is one of North America’s strongest climbers and is
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Ondra is Lead World Champ

Canadian Sean McColl finished in sixth-place at the lead climbing World Championships. Adam Ondra took his second title of year. Less than a month after Adam Ondra became the world champion for bouldering, he stood on another podium in front of a full arena as the lead world
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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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New Official Speed Record

New Official Speed World Record of 5.76 seconds set by Libor Hroza. This is fast!
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Video: Highlights from the Bouldering World Championships in Munich 2014

Highlights from the recent World Championships in Munich from Held Niklas. For results see here.    
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World Bouldering Championships Finals

An exciting finish to the multi-day event that drew thousands to watch and the world’s best to compete. Canadians Sean McColl finished ninth and Jason Holowach finished 19th.  Adam Ondra and Juliane Wurm won the 2014 Bouldering World Championships in Munich, Germany. Both
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McColl Wins Psicocomp!

Canadian Sean McColl climbed his way to the win in a neck-and-neck final round. The 2014 Psicobloc Masters took place at Park City, Utah on Fri. Aug. 8 and delivered a jaw-dropping evening of entertainment. Climbers went head-to-head on 17-metre routes. Both the men’s and
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