Gripped Magazine

April 4, 2014

Rock the Blocks Boulderfest

The second annual Rock the Blocks will be taking place June 21 and 22 in the Okanagan Valley, B.C. Andy White is an Okanagan bouldering enthusiast. He has written a guidebook to the bouldering in the Boulderfields near Kelowna, and is currently working on a guide for the
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This is a short film which features Jonathan Siegrist on the first ascent of Pure Imagination, 5.14d. It was filmed over two cold days in The Red River Gorge, Kentucky. Savage from Andy Mann on Vimeo.
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Amazing Bouldering in Viva Penoles

From EpicTV: In January 2014, five world-class American boulderers descended into the desert near Peñoles, Mexico, in the state of Chihuahua to explore a new bouldering area with local climber and developer Diego Montull. Episode one introduces the cast and gives us a sweet taste
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Rolling Stones, Alpine Free on the Grandes Jorasses

The north face of the Grandes Jorasses is one of the most sought-after alpine walls. Slovenian climbers Luka Lindic and Luka Krajnc recently made a three-day, first free ascent on the 1,000-metre face, during a six-day car-to-car trip. With unstable weather plaguing alpine
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2014 Canadian Climbing Festivals

Every summer across Canada, climbers gather for a number of organized festivals. Here are a few: Rock the Blocs Boulderfest Where:  Okanagan, B.C. When: June 21 to June 22 Website The Beaver Valley Climbing Festival Where: Beaver Valley, Ontario. When: August 23, 2014 Website
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Barbara Raudner, 41, Sends First 5.14

Barbara Raudner started climbing when she was 28, she recently sent Los Humildes Pa Casa 5.14a in Oliana, Spain.  Raudner wrote on her blog, “Super psyched! Tuesday I sent the 50-metre aesthetic line Humildes Pa Casa. I´m really happy about the send, it´s a classic route
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