McColl Finishes 7th in Chamonix Lead World Cup

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

The Chamonix World Cup had a bit of everything, from tight races and low falls, to expected wins and shocking misses. The biggest surprise of the event, of course, was that Janja Garnbret didn’t […]


Alannah Yip is Having her Best Season to Date

July 4th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Indoor Climbing | No Comments »

The 2019 Canadian Bouldering Champ chats about speed climbing and challenges of a long season


Athletes Selected for the CEC Lead World Cup Season

June 26th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Competition, Comps, Indoor Climbing | Comments Off on Athletes Selected for the CEC Lead World Cup Season

On June 13-14, 2019, Calgary Climbing Centre hosted Climbing Escalade Canada’s (CEC) National Team selection camp for the 2019 Difficulty (Lead) World Cup season. Joining Sean McColl and Alannah Yip on the team are […]


How Climbing Athletes Qualify for the 2020 Olympics

June 19th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Competition, Comps, Indoor Climbing, News, Profiles | Comments Off on How Climbing Athletes Qualify for the 2020 Olympics

For the first time in history, Sport Climbing will be part of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, 2020. Many people have been wondering how athletes qualify to compete at this monumental event. Below is […]


Yoshiyuki Ogata Wins His First Bouldering World Cup in Vail

June 9th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Indoor Climbing, News | Comments Off on Yoshiyuki Ogata Wins His First Bouldering World Cup in Vail

The men’s Finals in Vail on Saturday were exceptionally tense with excitement. Both the Gold medal and the overall bouldering title were up for grabs and it was never obvious throughout the round who […]


Montreal Collective Aims to “Bring In the Girls” with The B.I.G Initiative

May 28th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, Indoor Climbing, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Montreal Collective Aims to “Bring In the Girls” with The B.I.G Initiative

Geneviève de la Plante et al. form not-for-profit to encourage more women in leadership roles in climbing


Allison Vest and Guy McNamee Crowned 2019 Open Lead National Champions

May 21st, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Indoor Climbing, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Allison Vest and Guy McNamee Crowned 2019 Open Lead National Champions

Open Finals Recap, All Podiums and Photos


Munich Bouldering WC: Surprise for the Men, No Surprise for the Women

May 19th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Comps, Events, Indoor Climbing, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Munich Bouldering WC: Surprise for the Men, No Surprise for the Women

“Janja Garnbret always wins in Munich,” said Charlie Bosco as the 20-yr-old Slovenian superstar topped the fourth Finals problem and secured her 5th win in a row of the boulder World Cups this season, […]


Canada Strong Climbing Hosts International Coaching Conference in Ontario this Summer

May 14th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Competition, Events, Indoor Climbing, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Canada Strong Climbing Hosts International Coaching Conference in Ontario this Summer

It’s no secret that rock climbing is now more popular and mainstream than ever before. As a result, there are increasingly more young people looking to join climbing teams at one of the many […]


Another PB for Alannah Yip in Wujiang Speed WC

May 3rd, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Comps, Indoor Climbing, Profiles | Comments Off on Another PB for Alannah Yip in Wujiang Speed WC

A great day for Alannah Yip on the World Cup circuit today in Wujiang. Yip shaved some time off her Moscow personal best (9.509 seconds) for a new PB of 9.449 seconds, which landed […]