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Competition

Words With Calgary Comp Climber Eva Thompson

Eva Thompson is a Calgary climber and has been competing for the past few years. When Thompson was four years old, he dad took her climbing at the Mount Royal University. Now a days, she spends her time in the gym training and coaching future crushers. She started competing four
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Watch Highlights from 2016 Ouray Ice Fest

The 21st annual Ouray Ice Festival took place on Jan. 16 and 17 in Colorado. Watch highlights from the popular event and for full results visit here. 2016 Ouray Ice Festival: Mixed Ice Competition Sampler from Outside Adventure Media on Vimeo.
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Ouray Ice Festival 2016 Results

The Ouray Ice Festival took place on Jan. 16 and 17 and had a number of international climbers attend. A video by Conrad Anker of a water pipe exploding at the Ouray Ice Festival went viral on the weekend. No one was injured and the climber next to the gushing water has a story
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Results from Alberta Provincials at the Hanger

The Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) and Alberta Climbing Association’s Youth to Open comp took place on Jan. 17. The Hanger is a new gym in Calgary and it was a great place for this competition. Climbers from B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan came together for the big event. There
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Results from ACA Comp at Calgary’s Hanger

Qualifying results from the CEC National Series and Alberta Climbing Association’s combined Youth/Open Boulder Competition on Jan. 16. The qualifying round had a number of strong climbers from Alberta, Saskatchewan and B.C. Here are a few photos by Calgary climber Philip Quade:
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Results from UBS Comp at Guelph Grotto

The first University Bouldering Series (USB) comp of 2016 took place at the Guelph Grotto on Jan. 16. Lots of university students/climbers travelled to Guelph for the big event. Read an interview with Max Summerlee, the president of the USB, here. Lots of familiar faces from the
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Alberta Provincials at Calgary’s Hanger

The CEC National Series and Alberta Climbing Association’s combined Youth/Open Boulder Competition is on Jan. 16 and 17. The event will be held at the Calgary Climbing Centre’s new Hanger location. There are two head setters, Dustin Curtis is in charge of Open and
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Words With University Bouldering Series President

The University Bouldering Series (UBS) is a relatively new comp circuit in Canada aimed at university students. Max Summerlee is the president and one of the co-founders of the UBS. Climbing for 20 years, he has spent time competing and climbed in the Tour de Bloc (TDB) nationals
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Pete Woods Talks About Upcoming Alberta Comp

The first Alberta provincial competition will be taking place Jan. 16 at the Calgary Climbing Centre (CCC). The CCC’s Simon Villeneuve noted there are two head setters, Dustin Curtis is in charge of Open and Kaleb Thomas is in charge of Juniors. Assistants ar
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Becca Frangos Back From Europe and Ready for Comps

Calgary’s Walson Tai catches up with Becca Frangos after her return from an extended European trip. She will be competing at the Alberta Climbing Association’s provincial comp this weeked at the Calgary Climbing Centre on Jan. 16 and 17. For more on the
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