Gripped Magazine

November 9, 2010

Photo of the Month

Luke Lydiard on Briadal Veil Falls WI 4, Provo Canyon, Utah
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Cragging Packs

Very few backpacks are subjected to the regular use and abuse seen by the humble cragging pack. Climbers deploy the these small-to-midsize workhorses almost every weekend expecting them to be durable and carry heavy loads without compromising comfort or carrying efficiency - a
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Bouldering Crash Pads – Big Pads for Soft Landings

Bouldering owes much of its popularity to the development of modern crash pads. Before the existence foam-filled shock absorbers, failed bouldering attempts regularly produced spine-compressing falls or bone-breaking impacts.
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The Climbing Life

In 1975 the best rock climbers in North America were just starting to break into the 5.12 grade. That level of difficulty may not seem like a big deal today, especially at sport crags, but when you strip out the astonishing material and innovative changes to climbing gear, shoes,
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The Utah Hills Sport Climbing

You never know where a road trip may lead you. One day you could be sucking back ice-cold Ale-8's in the Red River Gorge, and the next day find yourself westward-bound on I-40.
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Worth the Sacrifice

Balancing life with either a kid or a non-climbing partner and climbing can be a never-ending conflict. Be it trying to hang on to a relationship on the brink because of one's never ending affair with the rock or finding a balance between parenting and climbing. The majority of
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Nov 9, 2010 – Piolet d’or Asia Awarded for Ascent of SE Face of Mount Logan

The Japanese team of Yasushi Okada and Katsutake Yokoyama were awarded the Piolet d'or Asia for establishing a new line up the SE Face of Mount Logan.
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