Gripped Magazine

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The Prophet

When I sat down to write this story it was just supposed to be about this route in Yosemite called The Prophet which I completed this fall. As I started typing I realized that it was much more than just a route for me, and this made the writing process more difficult than just
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Approach Shoes – Hike to the Crags

With their burly uppers and sticky, climbing- specific outsoles, approach shoes allow climbers to easily get to almost any crag. Here are some of this season’s best approach shoes.
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The Rack: Climbing Shoes For Spring

This season, climbers can pick from a variety of shoes that deliver comfort, versatility and exceptional performance. Here are some of this spring’s top picks.
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Photo of the Month

Sarah Hueniken and Gord McArthur climbing But my Daddy is a Pyscho 5+, Murchison Falls, Banff National Park, AB
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Big Trad – The Rockies Modern Game

What exactly is the traditional game today depends on who you talk to. Some old-school traditionalists who say the modern game has ruined climbing. The younger generation rush to embrace modern tactics and ethics in search of ever steeper ground and harder grades.
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A Bouldering Affair – Still in Love After All These Years

Against all the odds, as well as my cheating climbing heart and the endless mountain passes separating us, I'm still head-over-heels for the bouldering in Bishop, California.
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The Rack- Helmets

The choices for new lightweight helmets for this season.
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The Rack: All – Around Harnesses

Here are some top choices for all-around harness' for this season.
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Photo of the Month

Brent Peters on the first pitch of Kidd Falls 55m WI4, Mt Kidd, Kananaskis, Alberta. Photo by Tim Banfield
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Climbing in the Land of Legends

Mount Yamnuska over the years has remained the heartbeat of the rockies trad scene. This summer marked the 60th year for technical rock climbing in the Rockies and it all got started on this great cliff. The mountain has stood witness to four generations of climbers. Many firsts
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