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Tour de Bloc Elevation Place

The first day of Tour de Bloc 2015 took place on Jan. 10 in Alberta and Ontario. Here are the results from Elevation Place in Canmore. Photos by Alex Roe, Pam Eveleigh and Evgenii Kremlev Elevation Place is a community centre in Canmore. Within its walls are a library, swimming
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Updated|Canadian Climber’s Blogs To Follow In 2015

Before social media, blogs were king. Everyone had one or two and some people had three. Now, fewer people use them, but those who do are worth following. Be sure to check in to see what these top Canadian climbers are up in 2015. Marieta Akalski The Toronto-based massage
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Lucas Uchida: a champion in the making

Since he started climbing and competing three years ago, 16-year-old Lucas Uchida has been one of the top junior competition climber in the country, and one of the most exciting young prospect for Canada to come along in some time. In June, Uchida made his World Cup debut in
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Kilian Fischhuber Retires From Competitive Climbing

The 31-year-old Austrian climber Kilian Fischhuber is retiring from competitive climbing. He has been competing since 1997 and is one of the best competition boulderers ever.  The always dominate Fischhuber won his first World Cup in 2004, is nine-time Austrian champ, has won 21
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Pia Graham Is At The Top Of Her Game

The competitive climbing scene has been producing top-notch climbers for the past few decades. Ontario-based Pia Graham is one of those climbers. Pia recently won the Tour de Bloc at Altitude climbing gym. “The first time I ever made a Tour de Bloc finals was when I was 13,
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Tour de Bloc at Rock Jungle

The Tour de Bloc tour made a stop in Edmonton on the weekend of Dec. 13 and 14. The comp had a big turnout for each age category. Photos by Sara Frangos The third stop on the Western Canada tour of the Tour de Bloc made it’s way to Rock Jungle in Edmonton. The first
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Ice Climbing World Cup Speed Results and History is Made

The UIAA’s first ever World Cup in North America started with the speed climbing competition on Fri. Dec. 12. The warm weather led to a no-ice speed climbing wall in downtown Bozeman, Montana. Large crowds gathered in Bozeman to watch the event take place. In the end,
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Ice Climbing World Cup Coming To America

An astounding 11 Canadians have registered to compete at the first UIAA ice climbing world cup to take place in the States. The 18th annual Bozeman Ice Festival (BIFF) includes the inaugural UIAA Bozeman World Cup and North American Ice Climbing Championships, a two-day film
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Photo: Shane Murdoch

Youth Movement: Canadian Junior National Team Shine at Youth Pan Am

Team Canada had a terrific showing at the 2014 IFSC Youth PAN AM Championship, which took place in Mexico City on Nov. 26 to 30, with a number of standout performances from one of the deepest talent youth team in recent memory. Robert Stewart-Patterson came to Youth Pan Am after
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Results from Tour de Bloc at Altitude and The Hive

On Dec. 6, competitors went head-to-head during the fourth week of the Tour de Bloc. The two events went down at Quebec’s Altitude Gym and Vancouver’s The Hive. The fourth week of the Tour de Bloc circuit had two events take place on the same day, one in B.C. and one in Quebec.
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