Canadian Bouldering World Cup – Odds
Just for fun, we handicapped the contenders for this weekend's World Cup in Hamilton.
Team Canada in High Spirits on eve of home World Cup
The Canadian National Bouldering Team members are ready for the World Cup on June 1 & 2.
World Cup Video Preview: This weekend’sTop Contenders
The MC of this Weekend's World Cup gives us his picks of the Top Contenders to watch.
Second Free Ascent of Scottish Big Wall with a Canadian Connection
James McHaffie and Ben Bransby have repeated the Long Hope Route on St John's Head, Hoy, Scotland, making the second free ascent of the bold and crumbly sandstone trad route first free-climbed by Dave MacLeod in 2012.
Ongoing Pre-Comp Coverage of IFSC Hamilton, June 1-2: The Art of World Cup Routesetting
If you think that set up for an IFSC comps are a higher-level version of what may be available at your local gym, think again. Competition setting has very different and specific goals than training routes and circuits in a commercial gym.
New Yorker Article Explores Role of Professional Alpinism in Everest Fracas
Paumgarten depicts a battle between the unromantic, slick professionalism of Steck, who he tracks through his training and his carefully maintained professional reputation in Switzerland, and commercial climbing, also a non-Nepali invention.
Climbing Out of the Olympics: Chair of Canada’s Comp Climbing Organization Responds
"Without any climbing history at the Olympics, going to the Games is just another road trip. Sometimes, despite the best of plans, it rains, and you have to spend a few days cooling your heels in the coffee shop."
The Sixtieth Anniversary of the First Ascent of Everest: A Canadian Perspective
Today ( May 29) is the sixtieth anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest in 1953 by New Zealander Edmund Hilary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay.
Climbing the Salathe in Yosemite
Very cool video of an ascent of the Salathe on El Cap in Yosemite.
The Competition Format: Continuing IFSC World Cup Hamilton June 1-2 Pre-Comp Coverage
If you not familiar with bouldering competitions, or even if you’ve spectated at Tour de Bloc Comps, you’ll see a few things done differently at a World Cup.