Gripped Magazine

November 26, 2013

Red Beard, M12, Goes On Gear

Ryan Vachon recently climbed Red Beard, M12, in the Rigid Designator Amphitheatre in Vail, Colorado, and protected it not by clipping the bolts, but instead by placing gear. The Rigid Designator area is one of the most famous ice climbing crags in the States. Jeff Lowe’s M8
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New Book: Women Who Dare

“This book offers an inspiring look at the world of female climbing, capturing the heart of the sport from a perspective not fully explored before—that of the women climbers themselves. Working with Chris Noble on this project was an absolute pleasure. He helped me to reflect on
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2014 Rock and Rave

Atlanta, GA. (Nov. 19, 2013) – When John Juraschek, a sales rep in the outdoor industry and a longtime advocate for climbing access, grabbed the bull by the horns last year and organized the inaugural Rock & Rave, a signature climbing event to support advocacy efforts
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Matterhorn Mapped by Drone

We often hear about drones in the media, tools for spying and other crafty sneakiness. It seems that their uses have expanded to a world more familiar to climbers: maps. Here is a video of how senseFly used a drone to map the Matterhorn. Maybe one day climbers will carry drones
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Victoria’s Secret Deviation

Greg Boswell and Nick Bullock have been on a tear since they arrived in Canada. Once again the team have made headlines, this time with the third and fourth ascents of Victoria’s Secret Deviation, M7++, 50 m, on the Stanley Headwall. Boswell onsighted the traditionally
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Ines Papert Film

Here is a glimpse at a feature film about Ines Papert who has an article on Norway in our December issue, be sure to check it out.
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Paul Robinson on Jaws II

Earlier in the month we reported that Paul Robinson, who is a well known American boulderer, sent Jaws II, 5.15a. The video of Robinson’s ascent was just released. It was first climbed in 1998 by Dave Graham at 5.14b, Jaws, as the original line was named, had a few broken
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K6 West Video

  Raphael Slawinski and Ian Welsted established a new route in the Charakusa Valley of Pakistan in the summer of 2013. This is the story of arriving in the country, being confronted by the massacre of 11 people in Nanga Parbat, and the first ascent of K6 West, 7,040-metres
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