6 tips when buying climbing shoes

By Jonah Shantz

Buying climbing shoes isn’t the most obvious process to go through. With so many models available, the decision of which climbing shoe suits you best can be tedious. Here at Bloc Shop, we have more many different models…

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5 reasons running is good for climbers

By Sabrina Thayer-Head

Since the beginning of the quarantine, I’ve been looking for ways to stay active and I’ve often wondered if running was a good cross-training for climbing. Normally, you put more energy into training your fingers, your upper body…

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How to improve without climbing

By Sabrina Thayer-Head

Not everyone is used to train for rock climbing. Normally, many of us choose the most obvious (and the most fun, let’s be honest) way of improving ourselves in climbing … which is climbing. But with the closure…

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Interview with our coach David Choquet

By Mathieu Elie

Here is our coach David Choquet, whom we affectionately nicknamed “D-Choq”. We had a few questions to ask him. WHAT IS CLIMBING FOR YOU? For me, rock climbing is a passion in which I can push myself and…

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Q+A with Yves Gravelle

By Mathieu Elie

This week, we spoke with Yves Gravelle. He is recognized for his physical prowess in climbing and his finger strength, but also for the strength competitions in which he has been dominating in the past year.        1. What is…

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Stay motivated during quarantine

By Sabrina Thayer-Head

Don’t give up! The battle against Covid-19 continues and we look forward to welcoming you to Bloc Shop, in safety and health. However, the quarantine is not yet finished and the motivation to train is not always there….

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The best free bouldering movies

By Mathieu Elie

For more than a decade, I’ve been watching climbing videos almost daily. Whether it’s short videos or feature films, I’ve always had a desire to watch everything that was produced in the climbing scene. In the context of…

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Resting your body without guilt

By Sabrina Thayer-Head

Have you felt a lack of motivation since the start of the Covid-19 crisis? Your mind isn’t focused on training anymore or don’t have access to the necessary tools? As climbers, the fear of losing your gains and…

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THE KILTER BOARD HAS ARRIVED AT BLOC SHOP!

By Jonah Shantz

The Kilter Board has arrived at Bloc Shop! As some of you may know, we have recently installed the new Kilter Board developed by Kilter Grips, a climbing hold company out of Boulder Colorado. The board consists of…

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Entralpi: a new rising force in training for climbing

By Alexi Hachey-Brunet

You can ask any experienced climber: one of the key factors to improve your climbing is developing your finger strength. While many trainings are already designed for the campus board and different hangboards, a young company from Montreal…

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Thematic Workshop: Get to the next level!

By Mathieu Elie

I have been climbing for some time now and climbing has become an important part of my weekly routine, but these days it seems like surpassing my top level is so out of reach. I don’t feel always…

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BSO 2019: A crazy weekend!

By Alexi Hachey-Brunet

On September 21st and 22nd, Bloc Shop Chabanel hosted the third edition of the Bloc Shop Open, a local competition that is now attracting the best international athletes. What makes this event one of the most anticipated in…

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