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Arco 2015, Day Seven: Lead Semi-Finals

Another day has come to an end at the World Youth Climbing Championships in Arco, Italy. By Shane Murdoch The clouds were a nice relief from the blazing sun we had for the first few days. Today was Lead semi-finals for all categories. Canada had three athletes competing today.
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Arco 2015, Canadians Advance to Semis

Canada has three athlete advancing to Lead semi-finals at the World Youth Climbing Championships in Arco, Italy.  After a short rain delay this afternoon, all athletes attempted their second qualifier.  Becca Frangos sits in 22nd and Pia Graham in 25th in Female Junior.  Lucas
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Arco 2015, Day Four: Bouldering Results and Canadians Ready for Lead Comp

Bouldering has come to an end at this years Arco 2015 World Youth Climbing Championships. By Shane Murdoch The finalists put on a great show for the spectators. Ashima Shiraishi from the U.S. did not give up her lead in the Female Youth B category the entire competition. She took
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Arco 2015, Day Three: Bouldering Finals Next

It was another hot one in Arco today. Boulder semi-finals are complete. All five Canadian athletes put in a fantastic effort today but unfortunately none of them earned a spot in tomorrow’s final. Ashima Shiraishi from the U.S. and Janja Garnbret dominated the Female Youth
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Arco 2015, Day Two: Five Canadians Advance to Bouldering Semis

Boulder qualifications at the World Youth Climbing Championships are officially complete. The trend of hard problems from yesterday continued today. Canada had 13 male athletes competing today; one extra in the Youth A category because Lucas won Gold at the last PanAm Games in
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Arco 2015, Day One: Canadians Advance to Semi-Finals

The first day of competition at the World Youth Climbing Championships in Arco, Italy is complete. By Shane Murdoch Due to the large number of competitors, the qualifications for bouldering have been split over two days. All of the females qualified today and all the males
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Climbing Fitness #4: Love Thy Ankles

This is the fourth installment of a new series on how to stretch and strengthen those climbing muscles. It is brought to you by Ashley Edwards and Kate Evans, co-founders of City Yogis in Toronto. As climbers we need strong, stable, and flexible ankles to improve climbing
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Arco 2015: Big Canadian Team Ready for Epic Comp

The 2015 IFSC World Youth Climbing Championships (WYCC) will begin on August 28 in Arco, Italy. By Shane Murdoch More than 1,000 young climbers from 50 different countries have descended on this small town in Northern Italy to compete in this ten day event. Arco’s massive
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Climbing Fitness #3: Rotator Cuff Care

This is the third installment of a new series on how to stretch and strengthen those climbing muscles. It is brought to you by Ashley Edwards and Kate Evans, co-founders of City Yogis in Toronto. As climbers we can all agree, having even the smallest pain in your shoulder can be
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Climbing Fitness #2: Climber’s Elbow

This is the second installment of a new series on how to stretch and strengthen those climbing muscles. It is brought to you by Ashley Edwards and Kate Evans, co-founders of City Yogis in Toronto. Elbow pain is one of the most common and debilitating injuries that climber’s
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