Gripped Magazine

February 24, 2014

Gioia, V16, Gets Third Ascent

Finnish crusher Nalle Hukkataival has made the third ascent of Gioia (Joy) which is potentially the world’s hardest boulder problem. Hukkataival attempted the route in 2013 and sent the stand-start easily, but had trouble with the sit-start. Planet Mountain reports
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Sean McColl’s Rampage

The Canadian champ is proving he can do plenty more than pull on plastic as he is making quick work of some of America’s hardest boulders. After sending Meadowlark Lemon, V14, on his drive to Texas, he placed third in the Hueco Rocks Rodeo despite blistering hot temps that
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Charlie Porter Dies, 1951-2014

Charlie Porter was an American rock climber, big-wall pioneer and mountaineer. Known for his first ascents in Yosemite, Canada and Alaska, and for his influence on the climbing community with his creation and development of original equipment. He was one of the first people to
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