Gripped Magazine

May 1, 2014

The River of Life in California, a wild new crack climb!

San Diego’s short version of Separate Reality – a new roof-crack rock climb featuring Randy Leavitt, filmed by Chris Hubbard, belayed by Stacey Stevenson. High above a city of two-million people. Though this climb is only 5.11+, it is spectacular for the grade.   
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New Squamish campground in the works

Squamish’s John Harvey’s proposed campground is gaining momentum, $6,000 was raised this weekend for the project. Many climbers who have visited Squamish in the summer know about the challenges of finding accessible camping, close to the rock. For nearly four decades,
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Sherpa Fund Raises $300,000

The Sherpa Fund was established after the tragic avalanche on Everest. A group of 10 photographers, with years of experience working with the Sherpa people, donated prints to be sold at $100 each, 3,000 have been purchased. One-hundred per cent of proceeds from the sale will go
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Bugaboos: Chocolate Fudge Brownies

The first free ascent of the west face of the Central Howser Tower via Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Bugaboos, B.C. July 2009.  
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Climbers: Closure in Banff Park

Banff Park will be doing controlled burns around Guides Rock near Banff, the area will be closed until the end of May. Issued 2014-04-30 Where: The area between Hillsdale Meadow at the east end of the Hillsdale split to the Fireside day-use area (including parking lot and Edith
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Parks Canada Talk on CBC The Current

A many know, Parks Canada will be piloting a wireless internet project in 15 to 20 parks across Canada. As CBC states, “The call of the Wild could soon be interrupted by another form of technology. Parks Canada’s intent to bring WIFI to 15 to 20 of its parks and sites
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