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Toronto World Cup Countdown

The next IFSC World Cup will be a solo Bouldering competition held in Toronto (Hamilton)  from May 31 to June 1, after a well deserved two-week break for the athletes.  The first North American competition also marks the start of the second half of the 2014 IFSC Boulder World Cup
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Results from the Nationals

The Canadian Nationals for lead and speed climbing were held on the weekend at Allez Up in Montreal. The next major competition in Canada will be the Toronto World Cup, see here for details. Men’s Open 1. Marshal German 2. Nicolas Fournier 3. Mike Doyle Women’s Open
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Watch Live! World Cup Innsbruck

On Friday, May 16 the fourth stage of the World Cup will take place in Innsbruck, Austria. A record number of participants have signed up to compete. There are 71 females and 85 males who will try to qualify in the Innsbruck which is a new record of participants. Adam Ondra,
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Amma Bags Two V15s in a Day

The 24-year-old Japanese climber, Sachi Amma, has sent two V15s in a day. Both routes are in Shiobara, Japan. Amma started climbed when he was 10, “I immediately was drawn to the interesting challenges and problems climbing provided. I soon started competing, and was even
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IFSC World Cup Grindelwald Results

The third round of the 2014 World Cup went down in Grindelwald, Switzerland on the weekend.  It was Canada’s Sean McColl’s first competition of the year and he did not make it to semi-finals, “First World Cup of the year didn’t go as I’
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Rock Divas, Climbing School for Girls

Rock Divas in Canning, N.S., is the first all girls climbing school on the east coast. The Annapolis Valley gym in the Canning Rec. Centre says, “It teaches girls physical and mental strength.” Erin Gullison, 14, said, “At first it didn’t seem like a good
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Big Wall Speed Climbing Comp, New Record

Croatia’s Paklenica 15th big wall speed comp took place Mar 3.  Brothers Jurica and his brother Perica Levatić won the event. When you think about speed climbing, you likely don’t think about Croatia. For 15 years, climbers have been gathering in Paklenica’s
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Ashima and Kai light it up at the Ring of Fire

The 2014 Ring of Fire Climbing Competition’s final round was on May 3 at Central Rock in Watertown M.A. The two young crushers who have been making headlines of late, Kai Lightner and Ashima Shiraishi, took top spots in the open category, an amazing performance by two
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Results from Western Regional Finals

After an exciting competition at Cliffhanger climbing gym in Coquitlam B.C., the event wrapped up Easter evening. A strong field of competitors kept the comp interesting, Canmore finished with wins in four categories, Calgary in two, Coquitlam and Nanaimo with one each. Top three
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McColl and Sethna Win at Nationals

Sean McColl and Elise Sethna beat a talented field of athletes to finish first place at the 2014 Canadian Bouldering Championships at Coyote Rock in Ottawa. Report and photos by Aidas Odonelis Neither McColl or Sethna went into the finals in top spot, for the results of the
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