Gripped Magazine

Issues

Risk and Responsibility

It seems we're forgetting that injury and death are potential consequences of playing in the uncontrollable environment of the vertical arena.
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Aug 23, 2011 – Third Ascent of West Face of Mount Robertson

Cians Brinker and Brandon Pullan have just bagged the third ascent of the West Face of Mount Robertson 5.11 R 650 m.
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Mammut Photo Contest Winners

Outdoor adventure photography has grown considerably over the past several years as has the number of talented amateur photographers.
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Canada’s First Climbing World Cup

Dung Nguyen leaned forward in his seat and finished a sentence with "...and then we can take all this and apply for a World Cup. A World Cup would be next."
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The Butt-Face

While hiking down that evening, I swore I'd go back to finish cleaning the route. The climbing was so much fun that I wanted to share it. Knowing that there was a 5.9 solution to the summit of the Cheif was too difficult for me to ignore...I wouldn't let this line go until it
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Belay Devices

Here are some belay devices that should satisfy the need of most climbers - except perhaps the dedicated free soloist.
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Lightweight or Beefy Quickdraws.

Weight reductions in quickdraws are a welcome improvement for many multi-pitch trad climbers and alpinists.
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July 7, 2011 – Climbers Bring Bolting War to Popular Southern Ontario Climbing Area

The recent addition of new bolts at a popular Southern Ontario climbing area has ignited an outbreak of bolt-chopping that some climbers fear could spill over to other Ontario crags.
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June 15, 2011 – Stop Complaining About the Heat

Check out this trailer for Cold, a film that documents Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and Cory Richards's winter ascent of Gasherbrum II 8,035 m.
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Two to Peru

Their plan was simple. Drive south through Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama to the end of the road at Panama City, hitting every bar and beach along the way. Leave the car in Panama, fly to Bogota in COlombia, travel by bus through
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