Gripped Magazine

March 24, 2014

Girl Beta for Moe’s and Joe’s Valley

Sheralee Webb climbing a few classic moderates at Moe’s Valley and Joe’s Valley. Israil V6, Pimper’s Paradise V5, and Salsa Verde V.  
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Mirko Caballero is Youngest to Send V14

Mirko Caballero, the 13-year-old bouldering phenom, has just sent one V-grade higher than his age, his first V14. Welcome to being a teenager Caballero, and congratulations on being the youngest person to climb a V14. Paul Robinson made the first ascent of the sit-start in 2012,
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Dolomite North Face Trilogy

Ueli Steck and Michi Wohlleben climbed the three North Face routes on Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Dolomites, the first winter link-up of all three walls, in only 16 hours. The two climbers had no plan the morning they set out, but by the end of the day they had linked three of
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Sean Leary Dies in BASE Accident

 Sean “Stanley” Leary died in a BASE accident in Zion National Park, Utah, on March 13.  Leary was regarded as one of the best big-wall climbers in America. With dozens of ascents of El Capitan, including the speed record on Salathe Wall with Alex Honnold, The Nose
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Squamish Tree Thinning

Are you wondering why trees are missing around some of your favourite Smoke Bluff climbs? Don’t worry, it is not aggressive route cleaning. B.C. Hydro went to work on hydro poles in and around the Smoke Bluffs and the Apron, clearing trees and bush to access work sites. The
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