Gripped Magazine

May 12, 2014

The 2014 Toronto World Cup

The Toronto World Cup in still a few weeks away, but already over 80 athletes have registered. Canada’s first World Cup was in 2011, it was held in Canmore. Under temporary outdoor canopies, athletes competed under snowy skies in down jackets and used hand warmers. It was a
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Video: English Stone

A collection of footage shot over two years of English routes and boulders, the climbers are Sam and Ed Hamer.
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Adam Ondra. Crushing.

Adam Ondra is arguably the best sport climber in the world and now he has the numbers to back it up. The much-loved 8a.nu, which recently passed three-million documented ascents, reported that Ondra has climbed 96 routes graded 5.14d or harder, more than anyone else who uses the
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Video: Finding Sardinia Blocs

The Gallura region on the small Mediterranean island has loads of potential. When a number of strong climbers travelled there this year, they discovered an unknown world-class boulder field.
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Heerema Sends two Canadian V12s

The Phoenix is one of the Niagara Glen’s harder problems. Ontario climber David Heerema sent it, and a V12 in Quebec, during a week-long road trip this spring. Heerema, who is one of Canada’s strongest boulderers, wrote this about the climb “The Phoenix was a
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IFSC World Cup Grindelwald Results

The third round of the 2014 World Cup went down in Grindelwald, Switzerland on the weekend.  It was Canada’s Sean McColl’s first competition of the year and he did not make it to semi-finals, “First World Cup of the year didn’t go as I’
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