Gripped Magazine

February 13, 2014

Lucie Hrozova sends Baphomet, Hardest Mixed Route in Poland

Have you heard of Czech climber Lucie Hrozova? The 26-year-old is the strongest female mixed climber, anywhere. In 2013, Hrozova became the first women to climb M14 when she sent Robert Jasper’s Ironman at Eptingen, Switzerland. On Feb. 8, 2014 she sent her secon
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New West Coast Moderate Alpine

Conny Amelunxen has made numerous first ascents of big walls around the world, from Squamish to Baffin Island to Patagonia. In 1999, he and Sean Easton established Hoth, VI, 5.10+, A4, WI2/3, 1,100 m, 27 pitches, on the southeast buttress of the South Tower of Paine in 24 days,
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Free Online Squamish Topos

Quickdraw Publishing is well known for its Banff Mountain Film Festival award-winning guidebook, Squamish Select.  It is hard to believe that Squamish, one of the most climbed-at areas of North America, still has many new routes to be climbed. With each passing season, dozens of
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New Sport Climbing Area in Greece

February 2014, James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini build a new crag in southern Greece. The rocky outcrops of Leonidio, an old shepherd’s field in southern Greece, offer high-quality stone. Pearson and Ciavaldini clean and bolt the steep walls, establishing seven routes.
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Video: Cleverness of Youth

Ashima Shiraishi bouldering in the Gunks for a DPM exclusive where she shares her outlook on climbing and how it has changed since she first began the sport. Ashima is one of the strongest climbers of her generation, but she is years beyond her physical age. Her maturity both as
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Honnold’s Mexican Big-Wall Solo, Full-length Clip

On January 15, 2014, Alex Honnold free-soloed El Sendero Luminoso (The Shining Path) in El Portrero Chico, Mexico in a little over three hours. The climb rises 750 metres to the summit of El Toro. It could be the most difficult rope-less climb in history.
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