Gripped Magazine

Bouldering

Watch Devil’s Lake Top 20 Bouldering Problems

Devil’s Lake is a state park in Wisconsin that has some of the best rock climbing in the Midwest. Over 1,600 quartzite routes are listed in the most recent guidebook. Well-known climbers such as Joe and Paul Stettner, John Gill, Lynn Hill, John Sherman, and Eric Zschieschie
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Choriboulder -Chile’s Best Bouldering is Threatened by Mining

Found in the heart of the Chilean Andes, this quiet area has alot of potential for difficult problems and a keen local scene. Chilean climber, Carlos Lastra Barros, reached out to us to let us know that, “The area is currently threatened by a mining project that aims to
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Toronto Porn Theatre To Become Climbing Gym

Toronto’s newest climbing gym is set to open sometime in late 2015 at 677 Bloor Street West, the home of the once-popular Metro Theatre. The new Bloor Street climbing gym will be called Basecamp and climbers can expect a modern Walltopia-designed wall. With vertical to
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Ground Up’s Lifetime Membership A Great Deal

Squamish is the future home of a new, modern climbing gym called Ground Up that is expected to open in 2015. There’s currently an excellent opportunity to purchase lifetime memberships. Lauren Watson is the mastermind behind Squamish’s much-anticipated indoor training
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Frank Slide Is Alberta’s Bouldering Hot Spot

The Frank Slide near Crowsnest Pass in Alberta has been a hotbed of activity over the last few years for bouldering. In 2015, there’s been a number of new hard problems sent. Over 100 years ago, the north face of Turtle Mountain collapsed and covered the valley floor with
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Watch a V10 in the Niagara Glen

Tomasz Wojtkowiak is one of Ontario’s strongest boulderers and he recently sent Sepukku V10 in the Niagara Glen. In 2008, Dave Heerema climbed Sepukku and said, “Quite possibly my favourite climb. Benchmark for V10.” In the video belwo, Wjkowiak takes down
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Andrew Funk is a Rising Canadian Rock Star

The next wave of strong Canadian climbers is starting to arrive and Andrew Funk is one of the few on top. With plans to compete at the World Youth Climbing Championships in Italy this summer, Funk is just getting started. The four provinces most involved with youth climbing are
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Watch EpicTV’s Adam Ondra Training Videos

EpicTV’s newest team member, Adam Ondra, is training harder than ever.  EpicTV said, “Athletes like Adam Ondra aren’t simply born, they’re made. And as we’re about to discover, the making takes time, dedication and more than a dash of masochism.
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Interview with Elise Sethna, Canadian Champion

Elise Sethna is a Canadian champion and at the age of 21, she has more podium finishes to her name than most other competitors in her category. She also has the women’s world record for biggest dyno. At eight years old, Elise’s family attended the Banff Mountain Film
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The 2015 Canadian Bouldering National Championships Results

After two days of competition at the Bloc Shop the best climbers of the weekend have taken their spots on the podium. Photos courtesy of Aidas Odonelis at Ruby Photography Studios The temperatures in Montreal dipped to freezing temperatures, but inside the Bloc Shop things really
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