Gripped Magazine

June 29, 2014

Ama Dablam Solo Record! (video included)

The 22-year-old German climber Jost Kobusch climbed Ama Dablam 6,812 m free solo and broke the world record in being the youngest person who ever soloed the peak.  Follow Jost Kobusch on Facebook here. Watch the video of the record-breaking ascent below:
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Bouldering World Cup: Laval and season wrap-up

The 2014 Bouldering World Cup season finished this weekend in Laval, France. Akiyo Noguchi finished the year with four straight wins. It was another amazing display of strength as the world’s top climbers struggled to climb the final problems at the Laval World Cup. In the
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East Coast Bloc

Lucy Humphreys on her new Beach Pond boulder problem Supernormal V10.  
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Boulderfest 2014

This year’s Boulderfest will be taking place, as it always does, on the August long weekend. Boulderfest is the annual climber’s gathering on Dover Island in Nova Scotia. The event sells out every year so be sure to purchase your tickets early. Boulderfest 2014 early
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New Squamish Highball

I Picked a Bad Day to Stop Sniffing Glue is a new V11 highball in the North Walls of Squamish. It climbs a V5 problem before traversing onto the high and steep headwall. The crux is a crimpy bump sequence from a horizontal rail, nearly 10 metres up. The moves and height are
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