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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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Psicobloc Masters Live: watch them here at 9 p.m. EST

The second annual Psicobloc Masters competition is taking place in Salt Lake City tonight, Fri. August 8. Some of the world’s strongest climbers will be going head to head at the Park City event which promises to entertain. Psicobloc (aka Deep Water Soloing) is a form of
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World Cup Briancon: finals cancelled due to weather

The IFSC Lead World Cup tour stopped in Briançon, France. Rich with history since its start as a Roman village, this small Alpine city and its famous citadel provide a picturesque background. A thunderstorm forced event organizers to cancel the final round of the Briancon World
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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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McColl places second, twice, in China World Cups

The first Lead World Cup and another round of the Boulder World Cup took place in Haiyang, China. Sean McColl had a strong outing. Jakob Scubert took the victory in the first Lead WC in 2014 in spite of having an injured finger. Sean McColl took second place in both events. Adam
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Youth Olympic Games: sport climbing to be showcased

The IFSC announced that sport climbing will be present in the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China from August 17-27 as a showcased sport. From the IFSC: In December 2013, the recently elected IOC President, Thomas Bach, presented the IFSC with the opportunity to showcase our
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Vail World Cup and Another Podium for McColl

The North American back-to-back World Cups wrapped up in Vail, Co. Canadian Sean McColl won another bronze with an impressive comeback after qualifications. Sean McColl won bronze in Toronto against the world’s best, see results here, one week before the Colorado event. In
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