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Sean McColl


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North Vancouver, Canada
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Birthdate: September 3rd, 1987

Hometown: North Vancouver, Canada

Currently Living: North Vancouver, Canada

Height: 169cm (5’6½”)

Weight: 60kg (132 lbs)

Started Climbing: 1997

Sean McColl is an avid 30-year-old sport climber who has been competing for the past 20 years.

Sean’s home is in North Vancouver although he lived in France between the years of 2011 and 2016. He has been one of the head and assistant coaches for the 2009-2013 Canadian Youth National Teams. Sean has traveled to Valence (France), Edinburgh (Scotland), Imst (Austria), Singapore and Victoria (Canada) in support of his coaching interests. In 2014 and 2015, Sean’s competition and travel schedule was too hectic for him to be a major part of the Youth Team, he corresponds and helps them via correspondence.

As an athlete, Sean’s accomplishments in this sport are numerous, unprecedented and un-repeated for a climber from Canada (and even Pan America) especially since the sport has been and continues to be dominated by European climbers.

Sean was the Canadian Youth Champion in his age group ever year from 1999-2005 having won every National Championships he attended. During his youth career, Sean claimed 5 world titles; since no other youth competitor has won more titles; this achievement is unsurpassed in youth climbing history to this day.

Since Sean started competing on the World Cup circuit, he has won 5 events (2 in bouldering, 3 in lead) and been on the podium another 23 times. Sean has won the Overall Combined Rankings and has been 2rd and 3rd in the Lead and Boulder Overall rankings respectively.

As an outdoor climber, Sean has onsighted 5.14a (8b+) and climbed multiple 5.14d’s (9a). On the bouldering side, Sean is one of a dozen climbers in the world to flash the grade of V13 (8B) and redpoint V15 (8C).

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Latest News & Articles

News posts and Articles featuring Sean

Video Sean McColl on Gaia E8 6c

The day after winning the CWIF title with a gutsy performance involving contortion, multi-dynos and lots of thinking, you'd expect Sean McColl to allow himself a day off... However, keen to try out our fabled gritstone climbing, Sean ...

News Elephunk, ~8B, flash by Sean McColl

Climbing Skills Sean McColl - Training Video

In this short video from Canadian competition climber Sean McColl, we see Sean training at a private wall in Chamonix, France. He takes us through his regime, with circuits, core exercises, pull ups and push ups. If you want to find out how one of the world's top...

News Khéops assis, 8B+, in a day by McColl

News McColl climbs The Dagger, 8B+

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McColl and Pringle repeat Evilution direct

News McColl Bags 2nd Ascent of Dreamcatcher 9a

News 2nd ascent of Dreamcatcher by McColl


Latest Reviews for Sean's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Scarpa Instinct S

Combining performance, sensitivity, and comfort, the Instinct S is surprisingly versatile. If you've had doubts about slippers in the past, then they might well turn your head, says Rob Greenwood.

Scarpa Rush Mid Kid GTX Boots

Combining the lightness and cushioning of a trail shoe with the support of a boot, the Rush Mid Kids GTX seems a bit of a winner for younger walkers, says Dan Bailey, and would be a particularly good choice for spring and summer.  

Scarpa Mago

The Scarpa Mago is an updated version of an old classic. The old Mago was known for its toe power and, whilst it was amazing on small footholds, it was a bit of a one-trick pony. The new Mago retains that power whilst having an updated construction and shape, new materials and...

Scarpa Spin Infinity

The Spin Infinity is very much Scarpa's offering to the ultra running community, with a chunky stack height and a dual-density midsole...

Scarpa Ribelle Run

Incredibly well made, and capable of taking on a wide variety of terrain and a range of distances, these are superb all-round running shoes,...

Scarpa Gecko Approach Shoe

Those looking for top easy climbing and scrambling performance will find it in the new Scarpa Gecko, says Alan James. 

Scarpa Rapid - approach shoe meets trail shoe

Is this a lightweight approach shoe you can also run in, or a trail shoe with scrambling ability? A jack of all...


Latest News from Sean's Sponsors

Announcements direct from manufacturers

New Gear Autumn / Winter 2021

In our final roundup of new gear for Autumn/Winter 2021, we take a look at an eclectic mix of headtorches, footwear, packs, and sleeping mats:

New Climbing Gear Autumn / Winter 2021

For the past couple of months, we've been finding out about all the shiny new gear that's hitting the shops this Autumn/Winter. We've taken a look at everything from the latest harnesses and helmets, to new rock shoes and cool cams. Take a peak:

New Footwear Spring / Summer '21

In the absence of any trade show this year, we've created our own. Normally, shows tend to focus on products hitting the market in 6 months to a year, but we've asked brands to talk about the new kit available now. In this first round up, we're showing...

Scarpa Manta Tech GTX

The Scarpa Manta has been an icon for over three decades. As a multi award winning model in various generations it has...

Scarpa Booster

The Booster is - in the words of Scarpa Designer Nathan Hoette - "all about the precision". It took 87 prototypes to get...

Scarpa Booster

The Booster is the newest climbing shoe to be introduced to the Scarpa Spring Summer 2020 climbing range. It follows on from the old classic...

ISPO 2020 - New Footwear

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than...


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