Gripped Magazine

February 6, 2014

Raw Footage of Honnold’s Mexican Big-Wall Solo

On January 15th, 2014 Alex Honnold made the first-ever free solo ascent of El Sendero Luminoso, a 500 metre big wall in Monterrey, Mexico, rated 5.12d. This is a raw, slo-mo clip from his climb of pitch seven, 5.12a. Footage shot by Cedar Wright, Renan Ozturk, and SkySight RC
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Canadians Push Through Poor Patagonia Weather

Jonny Simms and Tony Richardson have made a 32-hour return-trip from Chalten and freed an old aid route in bad weather. Simms and Richardson are two of Canada’s most experienced alpine climbers. For the past few weeks they have been hunkered down in El Chalten, Patagonia.
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McColl Sends Meadowlark Lemon Sit Start

Sean McColl has sent Meadowlark Lemon Sit, V14. Paul Robinson made the first ascent in 2012, two year after he established the stand start. The route has been repeated a number of times by Dave Graham, Carlo Traversi, Niccolò Ceria, James Webb, Daniel Woods and others. Originally
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Canadian Mike Doyle and His Project

Watch as Mike Doyle talks about the redpoint process as he tries to free Necessary Evil, 5.14c, in Virgin River Gorge. To find out more about Doyle, pick up the Feb/March 2014 issue of Gripped Magazine.
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Shannon Falls

Shannon Falls, WI2+, 400 m, is the Cascade Falls of the West Coast. The popular tourist stop, Shannon Falls, can sporadically freeze during coastal cold snaps and when it does, ice climbers are poised to ascent it. It is a long, prominent, easier-than-it-looks ice climb. Less
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