Gripped Magazine

April 10, 2014

Revival In The Waddington

A story of injury and recovery in the mountains.  
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Dave MacLeod Takes Whipper While Working Rhapsody

In one of the most spectacular climbing moments caught on camera, Dave MacLeod takes a fall from the top of his long term project, Rhapsody E11.  Clip taken from the Hot Aches film E11.
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MEC Teams with Bouldering Canada

Toronto, Canada: Bouldering Canada is pleased to welcome Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) as an Official Event Sponsor for the 2014 IFSC Climbing World Cup Canada.  As Canada’s premier retailer of outdoor equipment and apparel, the MEC has been a long time supporter of competition
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Cougar Creek Closed

Who remembers the Alberta flood of 2013? Because of ongoing construction to prepare for a potential 2014 flood, Cougar Creek in Canmore is closed until further notice.  From the Town of Canmore: Pursuant to Section nine of the Provincial Parks Act, General Regulations, all access
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Save the Cave

Canmore Bouldering Cave in Immediate Need of Funding, Will Close if Fundraising Deadline Missed. CANMORE, AB.—The Canmore Bouldering Cave, the fledging climbing gym founded two years ago to support the Canmore Junior Climbing team, is in dire need of more members and more funds
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Rainbow Wall

The ultra-classic Rainbow Wall in Red Rocks. A sustained, technical route on solid rock, corner after steep corner of stems, jams, and intricate face sequences, and generally good gear. It climbs a major dihedral system in the centre of the wall. 
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The DMM Rhino

The DMM Rhino was designed with sport climbers needs in mind. From DMM: After observing how sport climbers were modifying their belay biners with rubber bungs to prevent cross-loading with certain belay devices, we came up with a cleaner, simple, solution. The horn prevents
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Rok Klancnik sends Bugeleisen

Slovenian climber Rok Klancnik has made the third ascent of Klem Loskot’s Bugeleisen in Malatal, Austria. The route was climbed in 2001 and was not repeated until last year by Nalle Hukkataival. Klancnik graded the route V15, saying it was harder than any other V14 he had
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Kyle Dempster climbing in Basaseachic National Park

Kyle Dempster recently spent time in Sierra Madre’s Basaseachic National Park and found some “big o’ rocks to climb, yummy tacos, and friendly rancher folks.” As a co-owner of a coffee shop, Higher Grounds, in Salt Lake City, Dempster has a routine of
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