Gripped Magazine

December 17, 2013

No Winter Attempt on K2 in 2013/14

K2 has never been summited in the winter. There have been attempts to climb it in winter, but none have been close to getting to the top. In 2012 a vigorous Russian team was aiming for a first winter ascent. The expedition ended on with the death of Vitaly Gorelik due to
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Video: Ontario Rock

A short film profiling a handful of Ontario climbing routes and locations. The recipe for this film was simple. Climbing came first, filming second. Ontario Climbing – A Season 2013 from Chosspile Productions on Vimeo.
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The Rail, V14

After twenty years of attempts, The Rail, V14, was worked, worked again and finally climbed by Dan Varian. The Rail at Bowden Doors, Northumberland had been a project for two decades. In 2011, Dan Varian first looked at the bouldering project and began working it. After two years
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Sardinia Blocs

Sardinia is not only a magical land but also a climber’s paradise – with lots and lots of rock, the majority of which is still unexplored. In the collective imagination the region is a sea of limestone, but in fact, it’s the amount of granite that most people
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Video: 11-Year-Old Climbs Royal Arches

Blue Square Productions brings us the story of  Mark Smiley, Janelle Smiley and 11-year-old Lyle Cordes ascent of Royal Arches in Yosemite.
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Sport Climbing to be Showcased at Nanjing Summer Youth Olympics

The IOC has announced that Sport Climbing will be showcased at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, August 16-28. Sport climbing will be showcased at next year’s Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach
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Battle of Evermore

Sonnie Trotter takes us to a secluded crag in Squamish for a look at his route The Battle of Evermore, 5.14, and its unique overhanging prow.
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Video: The Bull

Squamish’s Jeremy Smith takes The Bull by the horns.
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