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Tour de Bloc, Climber’s Rock

January 11, 2014, a surprise appearance from world champion Sean McColl brought big energy to the first Tour de Bloc of 2014. Climber’s Rock, Burlington, was host to the Jan. 11th Tour de Bloc. A strong group of climbers faced off, leading the charge was Sean McColl who was
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2014 Ouray Ice Festival Results

January, 2014, 19th annual Ouray Ice Festival  Another strong showing by competitors, Canadian Jen Olson finished in second place. Top five Men:    1 Jeff Mercier 2 Mauro Dorigatti 3 Will Mayo 4 Sam Elias 5 Kyle Dempster Top five Women: 1 Stephanie Maureau 2 Jen Olson 3 Dawn
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Brothers in Top Spots at Korean UIAA Ice World Cup Semi-Finals

The UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup Finals for the first route will take place on Sunday, Jan. 11.  Canadian Gord McArthur had his strongest finish at the international level with a three-way tie for 11th in the semi-finals. He was two spots out of competing in the finals. Nathan
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Gord McArthur Moves to Semis in Korea

Canadian Gord McArthur placed seventh in group two at the UIAA Ice World Cup in Korea and will be moving onto the semi-finals. Nathan Kutcher placed 18th in group one. Follow the event at iceclimbingworldcup.org.
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Sport Climbing to be Showcased at Nanjing Summer Youth Olympics

The IOC has announced that Sport Climbing will be showcased at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, August 16-28. Sport climbing will be showcased at next year’s Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach
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Bozeman Ice Festival Results

Canadians Finish Strong The17th  Bozeman Ice Festival main event took place on Saturday, December 14. It is the first year the event is on the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup tour, which brought a number of strong Europeans. Canadians had a good competition as Will Gadd points out:
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Tour de Bloc Calgary Images

Amazing photographs of Tour de Bloc by Ben Haley
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Webb Wins Legends

La Sportiva Legends Only took place this weekend in Klattercentret, Stockholm. Canadian Sean McColl, who won last year, came last this year. American Jimmy Webb took the podium, beating the strongest climbers on the circuit.  
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Tour de Bloc Calgary Results

The Tour de Bloc took place at the Calgary Climbing Centre yesterday and Alyssa Weber and Josh Muller came out on top. Here are the results: Final Results – Females 1 Alyssa Weber 2 Stacey Weldon 3 Becca Frangos 4 Erica Carlson 5 Eva Thompson 6 Jelissa Dunbar 7 Allison Vest
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Boulders to Host Competition Climbing Clinic – January 3-5, 2014

Central Saanich, BC – The Boulders Climbing Gym in Central Saanich is pleased to announce that they will be holding a Competition Climbing Clinic on January 3-5, 2014, with some of the world’s top athletes and coaches in attendance. Climbers, coaches and volunteers of all
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