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How Does Your Training Program Compare?

Ever wondered how elite climbers train? Check out this incredible video of Jan Hojer’s training program.

Three Days With Ethan Pringle

Check out this brilliant video of one of America’s most talented rock climbers, Ethan Pringle.

IFSC World Cup Canada: German Efficiency

IFSC Bouldering World Cup Kitzbuhel victors coming to IFSC Hamilton comp.

Canadian First Non-European International Guiding Association Accident and Risk Committee Chair

Marc Piché, ACMG Technical Director, was recently appointed as chair of the IFMGA Accident and Risk Management Committee – a role never held by someone outside of Europe before.” Piché is also well known as an author of the excellent guidebook, The Bugaboos.

American Alpine Club Criticizes National Park Service Statement: “ ‘Sport Climbing’ Language Unhelpful and Ambiguous.”

The long-awaited Director’s order 41, with its outline of bolting policies for parks, including major areas like Yosemite and Joshua Tree, has been lauded by some as an unmitigated victory for climbers access. While some aspects of the order certainly are positive (anchors are accepted as compatible with wilderness, no interim bolt ban is required, and individual parks can make policies that do not require approval of every anchor), some, including the American Alpine Club, have found certain aspects of the order confusing.

IFSC World Cup Canada: Introducing Two Canadian Favourites

Two familiar faces from this scene who will compete at the World Cup are Canmore’s Stacey Weldon, and Saskatoon’s Jason Holowach.

Canadian IFSC World Cup June 1-2: The Russians are Coming

“How is it that you can climb so well,” A Russian climber asked Brit Ian McNaught-Davis, who was smoking on the summit of Peak Communism, “When you are so decadent?” That was back in the 70s but Russian climbers still have a reputation for intensity that shows in all disciplines of climbing.

The New National Park Service Document on Climbing: What it Really Says

Earlier this week, on Tuesday May 13, the National Park Service released Director’s Order #41, a document on many activities in U.S. National Parks, including, in item 7.2, climbing in American National Parks.

Climbing in Greenland with Payne, Libecki and Pringle

Check out this brilliant video of Angie Payne, Mike Libecki and Ethan Pringle as they go climbing to a remote fjord on the southeast coast of Greenland.

IFSC Pre-Comp Coverage Continues: Introducing Canucks Elise Sethna and Sebastien Lazure, and a Shoot-out for First Place Shaping Up

We continue our coverage of the IFSC Canadian World Cup scheduled for Hamilton on June 1 and 2 by introducing two of Canada’s tenacious competitors, Banff’s Elise Sethna and Quebec’s Sebastien Lazure.