Gripped Magazine

May 11, 2014

Squamish’s famous finger crack, Exasperator!

IFMGA mountain guide Crosby Johnston talks about one of his favourite Squamish 5.10 rock climbs, Exasperator Crack. It is one of the best single-pitch routes in Squamis, located at the Grand Wall base, it is 45 m of technical finger crack climbing. It was first climbed in 1960 by
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Documentary: How Yosemite was created

Yosemite is one of the world’s most iconic climbing destination. John Muir theorized that it was formed by glaciers which carved a valley in the 100-million-year-old granite, but his idea was criticized at the time because glacial valleys are u-shaped and Yosemite is flat.
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Bad Alaska weather? Write a song! The Kichatna Blues debut

Renee Lavergne and Nancy Hansen were stuck in a tent in the Kichatna Mountains of Alaska, in the rain, for 17 days straight. They did not have a book or iPod. For entertainment, they wrote, performed and recorded a song called the Kichatna Blues. Hansen and Lavergne were hoping
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