Results from Alberta and Quebec Provincials

April 16th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Comps, Indoor Climbing | No Comments »

The FQME had its final competitions for both difficulty (lead) and speed disciplines last weekend. Audrey Larochelle and Nathan Smith were crowned Quebec’s Open lead champions. These two Bloc Shop athletes have had a […]


Don’t Miss the 2019 Canadian Climbing Medicine Symposium in Squamish this Summer

April 16th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Events, Profiles | No Comments »

Event details and an interview with Dr. Yasser El-Sheikh


Alannah Yip finishes 9th at Moscow Boulder WC

April 15th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Bouldering, Comps, Events, Indoor Climbing | No Comments »

Canada’s Alannah Yip came out first for the semi-final round in Moscow, and she looked super strong. The first problem was quite powerful and Yip was all over it, flashing the zone. She couldn’t […]


Results from Alberta Speed Provincials and Local Comps

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

Last weekend (April 6-7, 2019) was packed with difficulty (lead) and speed competitions across Canada. There were local events in BC, AB, ON and QC, as well as Alberta’s Speed Provincials, held at CCC […]


National Team Selection Camp Signals New Direction For CEC

April 8th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Comps, Indoor Climbing | No Comments »

“Your ‘best’ climber can have a bad day, and a ‘weaker’ climber can have their best day,” explains Jeff Thomson, CEC Executive Director. “The only way to make sure you pick the right athlete […]


Ondra and Garnbret Win Meiringen Boulder World Cup

April 7th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Comps, Indoor Climbing, News, Profiles | 2 Comments »

Fans from all over the world tuned-in to the live stream of the first boulder World Cup of the season this weekend. After the semi-final round, the women’s Finals running order was mostly filled […]


Jen Wright Does First Female Ascent of Kleos V10/11

April 3rd, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Jen Wright Does First Female Ascent of Kleos V10/11

The Nova Scotian climbing community celebrated with Jen Wright this past Sunday, Mar. 31, when she did the first female ascent of Kleos V10/11 at the local crag, Land of Confusion (LOC). Having done […]


This Weekend’s Local Lead Comp Results

April 1st, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Comps, Indoor Climbing, Profiles | Comments Off on This Weekend’s Local Lead Comp Results

The lead and speed season is in full swing with competitions scheduled for every weekend until the end of April. We’re nearing the end of local events and Provincials are around the corner. This […]


She Summits: A Film Festival Celebrating Women in Adventure Sports

March 29th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Events, Gripped Outdoors, Profiles | Comments Off on She Summits: A Film Festival Celebrating Women in Adventure Sports

When Carla Cupido saw The Moment, a highly-acclaimed documentary about a crew of pioneer mountain bikers in B.C., she felt a part of something, of a community, of which she had never otherwise been […]


Let’s Talk About Grades

March 26th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Indoor Climbing, Profiles | Comments Off on Let’s Talk About Grades

Whether you’ve recently started climbing or you’ve been climbing for a little while, you may have some questions about grades. Like, where do climbing grades come from? Why do some V4s feel impossible when […]