Gripped Magazine

June 9, 2014

Two-year-old Sender!

Zen Shimane is a two-year-old boy from Japan who is also, most likely, one of the best baby rock climbers in the world…
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Sky Pilot’s Summit Register

By Eric Carter Summit registers can be found on a number of peaks across Canada. They survive harsh conditions year in and year out. They are filled with names, dates, and the emotions from people who successfully reached the summit. Some of the entries describe beautiful weather
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Hazel Findlay, first woman to climb British E9

Hazel Findlay became the first woman to climb a British E9 with her ascent of Once Upon A Time In The Southwest, near Devon, UK. This is an excerpt from the REEL ROCK 8 Film SPICE GIRL “I’ve had quite a few pegs snap on me, so I back them up with sliders,” says
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7 El Cap Routes in 7 Days!

Alex Honnold and Dave Allfrey have completed seven El Cap routes in seven days. They set four new speed records and had to get up at 4 a.m. each day to avoid the heat. They climbed between 6,000 and 7,000 metres of granite during their El Cap blitz. “A great adventure with
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Prusik Peak West Ridge

Prusik Peak is a solid granite mountain in the Enchantments, south of Leavenworth, Washington. The Enchantments are a peaceful setting and said to be one of the most majestic parts of the Cascades in the Stuart Range. The area embraces an alpine desert-like feel with a number of
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