Gripped Magazine

December 7, 2013

Mind Control

Becca Frangos is one of Canada’s leading female youth climbers. In her recent blog post she talks about mind control. She trains in Canmore, Alberta, and her coach is Sonnie Trotter.  From Becca’s blog: “It was last Friday when my coach Sonnie Trotter and the
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Patagonia Season Begins with New Routes

Impressive start to season in Patagonia American alpinist Colin Haley, along with Canadian Sarah Hart, have climbed a new route on Aguja Volonqui, 2,200 m, named El Lobito, 400 m, AI4+, M5, A0.  In November 2013, Italians  Tomas Franchini and Francesco Salvaterra climbed a
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Video: Quickdraws

Do you use open (non sewn) quickdraws with a rubber band holding them in place on the karabiner? Did you know this is a potentially deadly combination? Deadly quickdraws: explained from team_BMC on Vimeo.
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Winter on Nanga Parbat, the Race for the Summit

Nanga Parbat, 8,126 m, is the ninth highest mountain in the world. Two teams have announced they will be attempting to climb the “Killer Mountain” this winter via the Schell Route. Nanga Parbat is one of two 8,000 m peaks that has not been climbed in winter, the other
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