Gripped Magazine

April 8, 2014

Ontario’s Leslie Timms sends her first 5.14!

Lelsie Timms becomes the fourth Canadian woman to climb 5.14. First was Ellen Powick on Pipedream at Maple Canyon, then Josie Hetyie from Vancouver, then last year Vikki Weldon sent Eulogy, also at Maple Canyon and now Timms has sent Magnum Opus, 5.14a, in Lime Kiln Canyon near
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Everest 2014, off to a bad start

The commercial climbing season on Mount Everest is about to begin and it could not be off to a worse start. As teams prepare to arrive in Base Camp, there’s already been a fatality and accident on the South Side. Mingma Tenzing, a Sherpa with Peaks Freaks, passed away in
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Moai, Albarracin

A wild new V13 in Albarracin, near Teruel, Spain.  
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Paige Claassen on new Ecuador route

Ecuador is the eighth stop of Marmot’s Lead Now Tour, a global tour to inspire people through rock climbing and raise $10,000 a month for 11 different non-profit organizations. While in Ecuador, the Lead Now team travels throughout the country, exploring volcanoes, crater
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