Gripped Magazine

June 14, 2013

10 Years of Tour de Bloc

In it’s 10 year history as Canada’s national climbing series, the Tour de Bloc has organized over 144 events in 35 different gyms with close to 20,000 competitors. Here is a photo retrospectve of some of the most dramatic moments of this important Canadian climbing event.
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The Fourth Peak

When he suggested we do Half Dome after I'd been climbing one year, I thought he was joking. My little beginning climber's heart leapt, but didn't he realize how out of shape I was? How soft? How fearful? How old?
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The Asgard Epic

In Norse mythology, Asgard was the Realm of the Gods. I had feasted on the divine stone of both of its south and east sides, with Chris Brazeau in 2009, yet I was hungry for more, as I considered what we'd climbed to be some of the finest alpine rock I'd ever experienced.
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Rolling Travel Bags

Rather then schlepping expedition luggage to the hotel, consider using one of these rugged rolling travel bags.
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Squamish’s Year of the Snake, 5.13bR

Hard Route Climbed by Squamish Local Jeremy Smith Has a Second Ascent
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