Gripped Magazine

June 22, 2014

Sends from around the globe

Jimmy Webb and Sasha DiGiulian are no stranger to the headlines. Recently they both made strong sends, one in Africa and one in the U.S. Jimmy Webb has been cleaning and climbing new routes around South Africa for the past few weeks. Webb a nice looking new problem that climbs a
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McColl places second, twice, in China World Cups

The first Lead World Cup and another round of the Boulder World Cup took place in Haiyang, China. Sean McColl had a strong outing. Jakob Scubert took the victory in the first Lead WC in 2014 in spite of having an injured finger. Sean McColl took second place in both events. Adam
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Pou Brothers on La Tarrago

The Pou brothers take on the first free ascent of La Tarragó 5.14, 240 m on Montserrat, Spain. On a cold November day last year, Spanish climbers and mountaineers Eneko and Iker Pou added a new chapter to the history of climbing. The beautiful, otherworldly towers of Montserrat,
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New V15 Highball in Mexico

Daniel Woods climbs the king line of the boulder of his dreams/nightmares in the beautiful, but foreboding Mexican desert. After Jimmy Webb spots the overhung, highball problem, it claims a casualty when Dave Graham pops his tendon on it. Bowed, but not broken Daniel spends every
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Solo Crack Climbs

Dean Potter, making quick work of the classic Yosemite roof crack, Separate Reality, and Dan Osman soloing an easier route but ever so slightly faster. 
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New speed record for female soloist on The Nose

Jes Meiris, a climbing guide from Colorado, climbed The Nose 5.9, C2 in only 27 hours, beating the previous record by nearly four days. The 32-year-old Meiris had climbed the route six times before setting out on June 7 set the new record. The previous record was hel
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