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Canada Reaches New Heights on Sport Climbing World Stage

Led by North Vancouver’s Sean McColl, Canada has placed sixth overall in the lead climbing discipline, 11th in the bouldering discipline and 12th in the speed climbing discipline.  All three placements are the best ever finish for Canada in those respective climbing
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Tour de Bloc at The Bloc Shop

The third Tour de Bloc of eastern Canada took place on the weekend at Montreal’s The Bloc Shop. Much like the first three events at Allez Up in Montreal, True North in Toronto and the CCC in Calgary, competitors climbed hard. Photos and story by Aidas Odonelis Montreal’s
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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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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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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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