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An Interview with World Champion Jain Kim

Korea’s Jain Kim, 26, is ranked number one in the world and was recently interviewed by the IFSC.  Kim‘s climbing life started when she was 12 years old and was heavily influenced by her parents. “My parents enjoy hiking and climbing, and they actually met and
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Sean McColl Finishes Top-Five at Briancon World Cup

The second stage of the 2015 Lead World Cup took place in Briancon, France on July 17 and 18. The athletes who competed at the Briancon World Cup weren’t put off by the scattered rain showers that fell on the outdoor event, which had two Canadians advance to semi-finals.
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The 2015 Jackalope Competition

The Jackalope Festival took place in Montreal from July 17 to 19 and featured a number of action sports. The event had skateboarding, BMX and climbing competitions and drew thousands of people to spectate and participate. The climbing competition took place on a World Cup-style
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Sean McColl in Finals at Briancon Lead World Cup

Watch the finals of the second stage of the 2015 #IFSCwc Lead World Cup in Briancon, France. Despite a close semi-finals, McColl, who was tied with  Domen Skofic and Loic Timmerans, advanced to the finals in eighth place because of qualifications’ results. Canadian Elan
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Chamonix World Cup and New Canadian Speed Record

The first IFSC Lead World Cup, which took place in Chamonix, wrapped up after some exciting rounds of competition. Thousands of fans filled the seats for the finals at the Chamonix Lead World Cup. After three days of climbing, Spain’s Ramon Julian Puigblanque and
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Canadians to Compete at Chamonix Lead World Cup

Chamonix will hosting the first stop of the IFSC Lead World Cup Series 2015, with Lead and Speed competitions. Nearly 229 years after the first ascent of Mont Blanc by Jacques Balmat and Michel-Gabriel Paccard, some of the world’s best competition climbers will be gathering
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Haiyang World Cup, Two First-Time Champions

The second Asian 2015 IFSC World Cup Series took place in Haiyang on Friday and Saturday. Canadians climbed well, but no one advanced to semis. Stacey Weldon placed 21st after the qualifying round and wrote on her Facebook page: “Well, I made some pretty silly mistakes
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Rock the Blocs Bouldering Festival 2015 a Huge Success

Three years after the first Rock the Blocs took place and this festival just keeps getting bigger and better. By Andy White – Rock the Blocs Founder and Organizer It’s strange to think that just a few years back, this event was hatched as a way to get a few more
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Climbing Short-Listed For 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee today announced it has shortlisted eight IOC-recognised International Federations (IFs). Climbing is one of the eight proposed events to be considered for inclusion at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad to be held in Tokyo in 2020. Successful
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Sean McColl Wins Gold At China World Cup

Sean McColl finishes in first place as Canadians keep their momentum from the Vail World Cup moving in Chongqing this weekend. It was the first Asian stop of the 2015 IFSC World Cup and it took place in Chongqing on the summer solstice and despite some hot temperatures, athletes
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