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The 2015 Golden Scrub Brush Awards

The Golden Scrub Brush Awards have been announced for 2015 after a community gathering in Squamish. Chris Small is the Squamish Access Society (SAS) director at large and has been an important member of the Golden Scrub Brush team. “Special Congratulations to our Fellowship
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Results for Record Setting Youth Comp in Ontario

The Ontario Climbing Federation (OCF) Youth Comp took place at The Hub on Saturday, Nov 21. It was the largest youth comp in the history of Canadian competitions. Nearly 200 young climbers registered and took part in the big event. In a press release after the event, the OCF
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Tour de Bloc Results from Altitude Climbing

The third Tour de Bloc of the season to take place in Quebec was held at Altitude Gym. A number of familiar faces were at the Tour de Bloc on Saturday in Montreal. The strong field forced climbers to give their all. In the end, the winners in each of the open categories were the
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Results from B.C.’s Fall Classic at The Edge

The Sport Climbing B.C. Fall Classic took place at The Edge in Vancouver on Sat. Nov. 21. Over 100 climbers and many more spectators filled the popular urban climbing location as one of the biggest comps of the fall took place on the West Coast. Here are the winners for the Open
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Watch Highlights from Tour de Bloc at Rock Jungle

The 13th Tour de Bloc season is in full swing and the event at Rock Jungle was one of the most entertaining so far. Eric Sethna and Alyssa Weber finished in first place, for full results visit here. Tour de Bloc 13 Rock Jungle Fitness – Women’s Final from Rich
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Three Major Comps in Eastern Canada This Weekend

This weekend in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, comp climbers will be hitting the walls in three major competitions. The Tour de Bloc will be taking place at Altitude in Montreal this weekend. Tour de Bloc recently stopped in Montreal for a memorable event at Allez Up’s
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Watch Tour de Bloc Finals at Allez Up

On Oct. 24, Allez Up in Montreal hosted the Tour de Bloc finals at their new Pop Up Bloc location.  For results from the action packed event, see here.
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Bozeman Ice World Cup Wall Damaged by Wind Storm

Word is spreading that the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup that was to be held in December in Bozeman, Montana, might be cancelled. Over the past few days, a number of storms have moved through the Canadian and American Rockies, bringing with them snow and wind. In Canada, from
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New Highline World Record is Half-a-Kilometre Long

Theo Sanson is known for his epic highlines and his most recent is almost unbelievable.  On Nov. 16, Sanson walked his 493-metre highline called Peace for the Great Bung-Holio. “Thanks a lot to Andy Lewis for the wonderful idea and the motivation and Renan Ozturk for
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Climbing Fitness #7: Happy Hips and High Steps

This is the seventh installment of a 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. To enhance climbing performance and prevent injury, it is important that our joints
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