2019 Youth Bouldering Nationals: Young Guns on Fire

February 19th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Comps, Events, Indoor Climbing | No Comments »

CEC Youth Bouldering Nationals were held this past weekend at Bloc Shop in Montreal. If it wasn’t clear before, it is certainly clear now that Canada’s youth climbers are better supported and more organized […]


National Team Training Camp A Success, Words with Uchida and Frangos

February 15th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Competition, Indoor Climbing | No Comments »

Last week, Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) wrapped up a 10-day National Team training camp, held in Vancouver, January 28 to February 7, 2019. Based on the feedback from the athletes, the national governing body […]


For the Love of Climbing Gyms: A Valentine’s Day Special

February 14th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Indoor Climbing | No Comments »

A few months ago, we asked people to send in love letters to their climbing gyms. The letters we received were great and they were indeed filled with love (even Jon’s not-a-love-letter), but they […]


Get Balanced: How to Train Antagonist Muscles

February 13th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Indoor Climbing, Profiles | No Comments »

When seasoned and pro climbers were asked what they would tell their younger climber selves, a recurring piece of advice surfaced: “work antagonist muscles,” “balance your body,” do “opposition training” For climbers, this means […]


Canada on the Podium and Results from USA Bouldering Youth Nationals

February 12th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Comps, Events, Indoor Climbing | No Comments »

Just a week after Open Nationals, USA Climbing held the Bouldering Youth Nationals at the Deschutes County Expo Centre near Bend, Oregon, this past weekend. Many familiar names were on the running order, particularly […]


Report from February Triple Tour de Bloc Weekend

February 11th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Comps, Events, Indoor Climbing, Profiles | No Comments »

Three Tour de Bloc competitions happened this weekend in B.C., Ontario and Quebec. In its 16th year, the Tour is still thriving, with packed and stacked events. From west to east, here are your […]


Triple Tour de Bloc This Saturday

February 9th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Indoor Climbing, Profiles | No Comments »

Three Tour de Bloc #tdb4life competitions are happening this weekend across the country. If you’re in Quebec, get out and have a fun day competing or watch finals at Le Mouv’ in Montreal. In […]


Bloc Shop’s Fred Charron Sets for Dock Masters, Watch Livestream

February 6th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Comps, Events, Indoor Climbing | Comments Off on Bloc Shop’s Fred Charron Sets for Dock Masters, Watch Livestream

Fred Charron from Montreal’s Bloc Shop is currently in Utrecht, Netherlands, setting boulders for a world-class, two-day competition happening this weekend at Boulderhal Energiehaven. Charron is stoked to be setting in Europe: “For me […]


Bailey and Shiraishi Win USA Bouldering Champions 2019

February 4th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Comps, Events, Indoor Climbing, Profiles | Comments Off on Bailey and Shiraishi Win USA Bouldering Champions 2019

View this post on Instagram What a finish! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @steezybailey put on a show and flashed all four boulders. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After two years one spot off the top, @ashimashiraishi shined and secured her spot […]


Tips on Warming Up for Climbing

February 1st, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Indoor Climbing, Profiles | Comments Off on Tips on Warming Up for Climbing

Warming Up: an often overlooked part of a climbing session. This is especially true in the younger climbing demographic, for whom the immediate repercussions of not warming up are not as great. But we […]