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Yosemite: one on one with Cheyne Lempe

Living, climbing, and working in Yosemite Valley, California with Mountain Hardwear athlete Cheyne Lempe. For most of us — it’s a distant dream. Live full time (legally) in Yosemite Valley, California. Climb some of the best granite in the world as part of your job. Live in a
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New Hardware for 2015

Gripped gear editor Rafal Andronowski has published an excellent write-up on his The Alpine Start blog about the new hardware for 2015 as seen at the Outdoor Retail Show in Salt Lake City. From harnesses to quickdraws and belay devices, every company has revamped one or two
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Tragedy in Tuolumne

Avid Yosemite climber died shortly after his girlfriend Jainee Dial accepted his wedding proposal. Brad Parker, 36, died in a fall on Saturday, Aug. 16 after falling from Matthes Crest in Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite, Calif. Parker was attempting to free-solo the Matthes Crest
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Video: Psicocomp 2014 Re-cap

This year’s Psicocomp was one to remember. Sean McColl took home top spot in one of the most energized competitions to date. For results see here.
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Monkey Face – Pioneer Route

One of Oregon’s most popular climbs, and for good reason, the Pioneer Route on the Monkey Face is a must-do. For more details on the route, check out Summit Post’s write-up here.
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Beaver Valley Climbing Festival

The Beaver Valley Climbing Festival will be taking place in Ontario’s Beaver Valley this weekend (Aug 23). The Beaver Valley Climbing Festival is approaching so be sure to buy your tickets today and support the Ontario Access Coalition that fight to keep climbing open in
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Slacklife Gathers in Squamish

Slacklife B.C. Launches second Annual Assault on the Chief.  By Drew Copeland People from as far off as California and Montreal gathered at the North Gullies of the Stawamus Chief this weekend to walk the highlines.  The impetus behind the gathering is a group called Slacklife
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Steck comments on Denali Schmidt’s art campaign

Climbing community starting to show support of deceased climber Denali Schmidt’s art campaign on Kickstarter International — August 18, 2014 — When Denali Schmidt was killed in an avalanche with his mountaineer father last year on K2, the second-tallest peak in the world,
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Video: The Accomplice, a New Alpine Big Wall in the Rockies!

Earlier this week we reported about Jonny Simms and Chris Brazeau’s cutting-edge new route on a big wall above Field B.C. Well, sit back and watch the video Simms has uploaded, what a wild route! For the full story, visit Gripped here.
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Wide Awake in the Bugs: stellar-looking new route

Jon Walsh is one of Canada’s leading alpine climbers. In our current issue (Aug/Sept,) he features the Bugaboos in a a photo essay. This summer he headed to the seldom-visited Pigeon Feathers and found a choice route on Wide Awake Tower. Walsh and Michelle Katadtz added
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