Gripped Magazine

March 26, 2014

Fast Dani Arnold “Sprints” Up Big Ice

Swiss climber Dani Arnold soloed Crack Baby WI6, 380 m in only 27 minutes. The climb is on the Breitwangflue in Switzerland.  Arnold is best known for his current speed record on the Eiger North Face, which he climbed in 2 hours and 28 minutes on April 20, 2011. As a mountain
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Canadian Bouldering Championships 2014

After a winter of great competitions across Canada, the Tour de Bloc presents the Canadian Bouldering Championships from March 29 to March 30 at Coyote Rock Gym in Ottawa. Canadian champ Sean McColl will be competing. Coyote Rock Gym Profile Established in 1992 as Ottawa’s
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Ian Dory’s, Strong

In Feb. 2012, Daniel Woods established a problem on bear lake road in RMNP called Paint it Black v15. The problem climbs out a 60-degree overhanging ships prow. The moves are tenuous and aggressive. Ian Dory demonstrates this ethic with his battle on Paint it Black.   
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Alaska Primer

Climbing season in Alaska is nearly here and Mark Westman, one of Alaska’s most experienced climbers, has made a short film featuring some of its world-class climbing.  
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La Dura Dura Complete

Chris Sharma and Adam Ondra spent two years working together to climb La Dura Dura, 5.15c / 9b+, the world’s hardest climb. This film tells the story of their unique collaboration and shows Ondra’s historic first ascent and Sharma’s second ascent.
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