Gripped Magazine

February 28, 2014

Squamish’s Sword and a Grand Fall

The Sword of Damocles pitch on the Grand Wall might be just as famous as the Split Pillar pitch, only harder. Pitch-five of the Grand Wall is called the The Sword and it is the physical crux of the route, chiming in at 5.11a, the top-half is an endurothon, guaranteed to build a
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Mountain Record Madness

Climbing is not about competition, but sometimes people do compete at climbing, and the results are often mind-blowing. Here are some of the climbing world’s most impressive records, care to contest them?  “You don’t have to be a fantastic hero to do certain
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