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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Bouldering Grades

By Mathieu Elie

Ah! Grades! Yesterday I couldn’t send a V4. Nightmare. Last week I sent two V6s. But not yesterday, V4 was too hard. I was really angry. But! Today I almost managed to send a V7, I was ecstatic….

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Climbing shoes: which one is right for you ?

By Mathieu Elie

For a long time now, we’ve been offering a climbing shoes section that is very diverse; there is something for everyone. We are constantly reviewing our fleet of shoes (and their price) to ensure that it follows the…

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Back to training

By Mathieu Elie

Have you been entertaining the idea of getting in shape for a while? Or maybe you want to push your climbing performance to another level? Now is the perfect time to sign up for private training at Bloc…

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Manage your rest !

By Mathieu Elie

Rest is a controversial topic in climbing. You will find as many opinions as climbers who will want to talk to you about it. One thing is certain, you will need to rest to improve your climbing performance….

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Problems in modern bouldering: Olympics, Presentation & Scoring systems

By Mathieu Elie

With the PyeongChang Olympics which began last week, the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo now look like an imminent reality. The particularity of these Olympic Games, for us, is the arrival of climbing as an Olympic sport. Who…

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Destination Bouldering: Ticino

By Mathieu Elie

Lorsque vient le temps de choisir une destination voyage pour l’escalade de bloc, les options sont assez diverses. Avant de choisir, on doit souvent se questionner sur le type de voyage qui nous tente. Si vous ne voulez…

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Urban Bouldering

By Mathieu Elie

Pour une grande majorité, la forme la plus naturelle de l’escalade se trouve loin des gyms intérieurs; c’est bien évidemment l’escalade de rocher. Pour plusieurs raisons, que ce soit des contraintes de temps, de température ou de distance,la…

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Progression MTL

By Mathieu Elie

Un nouveau projet communautaire prend forme avec l’arrivée de ProgressionMTL. Cette initiative, provenant de deux grimpeurs montréalais, Émile Baril et Philippe Lanthier, sera chapeautée par la Fondation Bouldering Montréal ainsi que Bloc Shop. En résumé, ce projet vise…

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Antihydral : La solution pour la sueur de vos doigts

By Mathieu Elie

Après quelque temps à l’escalade, on se rend rapidement compte que notre pire ennemi, c’est la sueur sur les doigts. Si elle rend les prises plus difficiles à tenir, elle ne plaira pas non plus à celui qui grimpera…

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