Gripped Magazine

April 17, 2014

Video: Chalk and Chocolate

A film that captures Natalija Gros climbing, with perfect light and a nice soundtrack.  Chalk&Chocolate with Natalija Gros Trailer from Jure Breceljnik on Vimeo.
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CEC Western Regionals April 19-21

Climbing Escalade Canada’s roped competition is happening Easter Weekend at Cliffhanger Climbing Gym in Vancouver. CEC Western Regionals – Roped Difficulty Competition Fee: $ 90 plus GST Early Registration/T-Shirt Deadline: On or before – Tuesday, April 8 Final Registration
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Arc’teryx Spring 2014 Launch

Check out the newest gear from Arc’teryx. “It might be dark still, it might be cold, but spring is waking up. The grey of winter gives way to the rebirth of colour. Outside is alive again. Fill your lungs with the kind of air that you can only find in the wild. Time
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An everyday rack of trad gear

Dane Lexie gives an “overview of my modest climbing rack. This is what I carry most for the area in which I climb. This video is not intended to be a shopping list for new-to-trad climbers.This video is just showcasing the least amount of gear I will take with me to the
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An early-season trip to Niagara Glen

Natalie Jennifer Wong is a Toronto-based climber who, after three years of not climbing at the Glen, returned to rediscover the joy of climbing outside. “It’s hard to believe that it’s been at least three years since I’ve been back at Niagara Glen. Great
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Ontario’s Winter Blood Wall

Ontario has dozens of amazing ice routes and during the long, cold winter of 2013/14, a number of equally-amazing mixed routes were established. Toronto climber Sam Eastman-Zaleski shares the story of how a few such climbs came to be. Story by Sam Eastman-Zaleski In recent years,
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New-age send on an old-school route — Mont Blanc

Jeff Mercier and Corrado Pesce have free climbed Chris Bonington and Lito Tegada-Flores’ 1965 route on the West Face of Aiguille du Plan, Mont Blanc. Urs Kallen, the Swiss-born Calgary climber who pioneered dozens of new routes in the Rockies in the 60s and 70s said, this
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Francisco Marin is first 61-year-old to climb 5.14

Francisco Marin is a 61-year-old climber and the only known person in the world to climb at this level at his age. He sent 5.14a in 2012, and now has a 5.14b as a project, in Rodellar, Spain. Francisco is a lifelong climber, and even his son Edu Marin is a professional climber.
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