Gripped Magazine

February 21, 2014

NE Ridge of Bugaboo Spire

The Bugaboos are home to dozens of world-class alpine granite lines, one of the most-climbed is the North East Ridge of Bugaboo Spire. The ridge was first climbed in 1958 by Dave Craft, David Isles, Richard Sykes and John Turner; Joe Buszowski and Bernhard Ehmann made the first
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The 2014 Piolets d’Or

The Piolets d’Or (Golden Ice Axe) is an annual mountaineering award that has been handed out since 1991 by the French magazine Montagnes and the Groupe de Haute Montagne.  The 2014 Piolets d’Or  is promising to make an impression on the climbing scene, despite years
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La Rambla Repeated, Again

Siurana’s La Rambla is the most climbed 5.15a in climbing, Daniel Jung recently made the 12th ascent. Sangwon Son from Seoul, South Korea, made the ninth ascent of the route in Dec. 2013.  Alex Huber made the first ascent in 1994, and it was repeated nine years lat
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