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The 2015 Canadian Bouldering Nationals: Semi-Finals Results

The Semi-Finals for the Canadian Bouldering Championships took place at Montreal’s Bloc Shop Saturday night. Eight men and eight women are heading to finals. On Saturday, Montreal’s newest climbing gym, Bloc Shop, hosted the CEC bouldering nationals qualifications and
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Jonathan Siegrist Sends La Rambla 5.15a

American climber Jonathan Siegrist recently sent La Rambla 5.15a. In the fall of 2014, he visited Ontario’s Lion’s Head and previous to that he climbed Realization 5.15a.  Alex Huber made the first ascent in 1994 and it was repeated nine years later by Ramón Julián
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Bouldering Nationals: Qualifications Results

Qualifications for the Canadian Bouldering Championships in Montreal’s Bloc Shop went off perfectly. Today Montreal’s newest climbing gym, Bloc Shop, hosts the CEC bouldering nationals. This is the final stop of the CEC circuit for the year. All Canadian climbers who
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Canadian Bouldering Nationals at Bloc Shop: One Day Away!

The Canadian Bouldering National Championships will be held at the Bloc Shop in Montreal starting tomorrow, March 20. There’s one day left until more than 200 climbers arrive at the Bloc Shop to compete for top spot. The winners will be crowned as national champions and go
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Raphael Slawinski to Attempt Everest’s Northeast Face in Spring 2015

Calgary-based Raphael Slawinski is one of Canada’s leading alpinists and in the spring of 2015, he’s traveling to attempt Mount Everest. Slawinski will be attempting a new route on the Northeast Face with German climbers David Gottler and Daniel Bartsch. Leaving on
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Sean Isaac’s Journey from Pro Climber to Musician

For anyone familiar with ice/mixed climbing in North America, the name Sean Isaac is synonymous with some of the sport’s hardest and earliest routes. Here’s the story of how Sean went from stein pulls to six strings. Away from the bolted caves and hard multi-pitch mixed
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Alex Honnold Climbs Punks in the Gym

Alex Honnold is currently climbing in Australia and managed to tick the classic Punks in the Gym, which was first climbed the year Honnold was born. According to 8a.nu, Honnold has 801 ascents to his name in their database and the most recently added was Punks in the Gym. Honnold
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Canadian Bouldering Nationals: Two Days Away!

The Canadian Bouldering National Championships will be held at the Bloc Shop in Montreal and are only two days away. On the evening of March 22, they will be competing for the Canadian champion title and the entire event will be LIVE streamed so everyone can witness the action.
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10 Things to Remember For Spring Climbing

It’s springtime, which means thousands of climbers will be exchanging the gym bag for the crag pack. Here are 10 things to remember when heading back outdoors. 1. Ticks, Bears and Other Bugs Ticks are gross little insects that love to hide at the base of warm crags. Their
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Ashima Shiraishi Sends Hard 5.14d (Maybe 5.15a)

The young American rock climbing phenom, Ashima Shiraishi, becomes the youngest woman to send 5.14d. Some have suggested the route might be as hard as 5.15a. Shiraishi is one of only a few climbers to have sent a route harder than 5.14c at the age of 13. Shiraishi is currently on
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