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New 11-Pitch Red Rocks Route: Bromancing the Stone

Red Rocks is a popular destination in January because the south facing sandstone walls are warm enough to climb. Chris Weidner and Jon Glassberg climbed a new 400-metre 5.10d on Jan. 8, and called it Bromancing the Stone. Bromancing the Stone This route is on the east face of the
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Shawn Parent Talks Ice

Shawn Parent is an ice climber based in Batchawana Bay, north of Sault Ste. Marie. Ice climbing is in full swing this January. Parent recently spoke on CBC Radio’s Up North about the ice climbing season. Parent played an important role during the 70s and 80s in Northern Ontario.
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New Hard Winter Route on Popular Colorado Wall

Gary Newmeyer and Nik Mirhashemi have climbed their multi-year project on the Ames Wall in Telluride, CO. The duo started the six-pitch, 225-metre, route in December 2014 and after three attempts sent it in January. Belly of the Beast climbs the major feature right of Ames Ice
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The Hive: Behind Closed Doors with Gavin Johnson

The ongoing Vimeo series by The Hive had another installment this week about Gavin Johnson. The Hive wrote: Johnson has been a member of the The Hive community since it started. He was a member of our Swarm Youth Team and continues to represent The Hive, as an ambassador, in
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New Jackson Hole Mixed Route

Nate Brown and Sam Macke have climbed a new two-pitch mixed route on Rock Springs Buttress. Rock Springs Buttress is said to be the best crag in Jackson Hole. There is a mix of alpine and sport routes. The rock is granite and can be quite loose. Brown and Macke climbed their new
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Austrian Alps 2015

This short video sums up a three-day trip to Stubaier Gletscher in Austria to shoot a series of images. David Trood focuses on determination, achievement and adventure for his shots. He had 20 hours to get as many different pictures as possible. Bad weather or good weather is
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Dawn Wall, Bigger Than Ever

In the days after the first free ascent of the Dawn Wall by Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson, nearly every news outlet has covered the story in one way or another. After the 1970 first ascent of Dawn Wall by Warren Harding and Dean Campbell, few outside of the climbing crowd
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Vid: The Great Red Roof

Watch this video featuring Helen Sinclair, a climber based in Boulder, Colorado. Sinclair was recently stuck in Red Rocks. After completing her main goal of Rainbow Wall, she started working on a new project. The new project was the incredibly esthetic Great Red Roof 5.13b. The
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Tommy Caldwell and Sonnie Trotter’s Big Canadian Route

In 2011, Tommy Caldwell and Sonnie Trotter teamed up for the unclimbed east face of Banff’s Mount Louis. In light of the Dawn Wall, we are sharing this video from 2011 about Caldwell and Trotter establishing The Shining. Trotter and Caldwell redpointed The Shining 5.13c/d,
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Joffre Peak Accident: Fundraiser for Family of Deceased Climber

On Fri. Jan 16, Gripped received a letter from The Edge Climbing Centre in Vancouver calling on climbers to support the family of Elana Cernicka. In light of the fundraiser, a number of climbing gyms across Canada have joined efforts. North Vancouver, BC – On January 11,
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