Gripped Magazine

December 30, 2013

Wacka Flocka, 5.14b

Emily Harrington has climbed 8,000-metre peaks and sent 5.14s. Here is her story about sending her hardest route to date, Wacka Flocka. “Climbing isn’t about the success, or even the failure, rather all the in-betweens. It’s about the process of facing yourself and seeing a
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Josh Muller Sends Red Rocks V13

Canadian Boulderer Continues Hot Streak Late December, 2013, Josh Muller sent one of Red Rocks testpiece boulder problems in Gateway Canyon, Meadowlark Lemon, V13. The route has had less than 10 ascents. On 8a.nu, Muller wrote, “Great line. Really touchy. I did the short
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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolution: Is it a climb? Is it an area? Is it a grade? Is it a style? Is it to start climbing again?  With the turning of the calender and the coming of the new year we make our resolutions. Do you have a 2014 resolution that will mean your evolution as a
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Video: I Believe I Can Fly

Highlining without a tether or parachute, what would be going through your head? I Believe I can Fly ( flight of the frenchies). Trailer from sebastien montaz-rosset on Vimeo.
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The Miracle Belay

The Miracle Belay on K2 in 1958 Peter Schoening was an American mountaineer. He was one of two Americans to climb the Pakistani peak Gasherbrum I in 1958, and was one of the first to summit Mount Vinson in Antarctica in 1966. In 1953, Schoening single-handedly averted the loss of
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Video: Lucky Monkey

Cheyne Lempe is a climber from Colorado who has been climbing for five years. During his short career he has made a number of impressive ascents. Lucky Monkey is a short film that illustrates the vibrant events throughout the past year of Lempe’s time in Patagonia and
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The Asylum, Kicking Horse Canyon

Aesthetic BC route gets an upgrade. The Asylum was established by Jim Gudjonson and Sean Isaac in February, 2000. It hands in Kicking Horse Canyon, near Golden, BC. The route does not always form. In December, 2013, Jon Simms and Mike Mason equipped the first three pitches with
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