Tour de Bloc, TNF Boulder Masters, Hard ascents in Japan… OnBouldering Digest 19/04/17

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We have a lot of bouldering news to catch up with! Comps in Europe, Canada and South America and hard ascents all over the world. Tons of links below the video!

Sean McColl and Alannah Yip defend their titles at the 2017 Canadian Championships

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Last weekend in Edmonton, Sean McColl and Alannah Yip took the gold at the 2017 Canadian Bouldering Championships. This is McColl’s 10th national title and Yip’s 2nd. Jj Mah, Allison Vest, Sebastien Lazure and Elise Sethna completed the podium.

McColl and Verhoeven, double ascent of Gaia

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Canadian and Dutch climbers Sean McColl and Jorg Verhoeven finished their visit to England with a double ascent of one of the most famous trad routes in the country: Gaia. Both sent this very exposed line the day after the CWIF bouldering comp, in which both made finals.

Clémentine Kaiser and Pascal Gagneux, 2016 French Bouldering Champions

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Clémentine Kaiser and Pascal Gagneux have won the 2016 French Bouldering Champoinships, held in Toulouse this weekend. Mélissa Le Nevé, Alban Levier, Pyrene Santal and Sean McColl completed the podium.

Sean McColl and Alannah Yip, 2016 Canadian Bouldering Champions

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The Canadian Nationals took place last weekend in Vancouver. Sean McColl and Alannah Yip took the national title, USA climber Alex Fritz won the male open competition.

Video: Sean McColl crushing in Font

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Here’s Cold House Media’s latest relase, a highlights reel of Sean McColl’s visit to Fontainebleau last April. In the video McColl flashes Elephunk (8B | V13), and sends Trap House (8B+ | V14), Gecko Assis (8B+ | V14) and Atresie Assis (8A+ | V11). Enjoy.

Adidas Rockstars 2015 | Finals highlights video

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Here’s our full summary of the Adidas Rockstars 2015 finals. Showing every single problem including the superfinals.

Sean McColl and Megan Mascarenas win Adidas Rockstars 2015

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Sean McColl and Megan Mascarenas have wont he fifth edition of Adidas Rockstars. This is the third victory for McColl and the first one for the American.

Climbing With The Stars: La Sportiva Legends Only 2014

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Tomorrow 6 of the best boulderers on the planet will take part in the most exclusive comp of the year: La Sportiva Legends Only. Adam Ondra, Daniel Woods, Jernej Kruder, Jan Hojer, Jimmy Webb and Alex Megos will face 5 extremely hard problems (~ V12 | 8A+ to ~ V14 | 8B+) in Stockholm’s Klättercentret.

Get ready for the PsicoComp!

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Tomorrow, the Utah Olympic Park hosts the second edition of the Psico Bloc Masters, the world biggest Deep Water Soloing (aka psicobloc) competition. The impressive (15 meters tall!) wall will be climbed by stars like Daniel Woods, Chris Sharma, Sasha Digiulian or Ashima Shiraishi.