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Toronto World Cup: 3 days away

The Toronto World Cup will run from May 31 to June 1, here is Wednesday’s news and flashback. Check out Tuesday’s news and flashback here. As the weekend approaches, Canadians and International climbers have been flying to Ontario’s largest city in anticipation of
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Youngest Girl to Climb Everest

On Sunday May 25, 13-year-old Malavath Purna from Andhra Pradesh in India made history when she became the youngest girl to climb Mount Everest. Purna was accompanied by 16-year-old Sadhanapalli Anand Kumar. The expedition, led by 10 Nepalese guides, took a total of 52 days and
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Toronto World Cup: 4 days away

The Toronto World Cup will run from May 31 to June 1, here is Tuesday’s news and flashback. Check out Monday’s News and Flashback here. Canadian Sébastien Lazure competed in Innsbruck and Grindelwald and he is back to compete on home turf, read about Lazure here.
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Toronto World Cup: 5 days away

The Toronto World Cup will run from May 31 to June 1, here is Monday’s news and flashback. The World Cup is held in Hamilton, Ontario, but it is known as the Toronto World Cup. Read about Gravity climbing gym’s history here. Route setting begins today. Athletes have
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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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Japan Creates Holiday to Celebrate Mountains

Japan has more national holidays than any of its developed peers and it recently added Mountain Day to the list. Parliament passed a bill designating Aug. 11 as a day to celebrate the nation’s peaks bringing the number of holidays to 16. “Central to Japanese culture are the ocean
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Spring Link-up on Yam

Raphael Slawinski and Jesse Huey teamed up for an impressive link-up of two of Yamnuska’s classic routes. Urs Kallen and Billy Davidson climbed CMC Wall and Yellow Edge in the early 70s. The routes are the two hardest lines on the Kallen 34 list, both committing 5.11s.
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New Mexico Mountains are new National Monument

The Organ Mountains are an iconic part of the Mesilla Valley, New Mexico. This week they will be given the status of national monument. The Las Cruces Sun reports: “President Obama will sign a proclamation Wednesday establishing the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National
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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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Squamish Buttress, new pitches

Two new pitches have been added to the top of the Squamish Buttress on the West Coast’s granite landmark. Drew Dochstader and Paul Ludolph have cleaned and climbed two 5.10 pitches above the last pitch of the classic route Squamish Buttress. From Squamish climbing: The new
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