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Dawn Wall: Four Pitches to go! Summit Day?

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson might complete their Dawn Wall climb today, Jan. 14, after nearly 20 days on the wall. **WATCH LIVE NOW** Progress Gripped’s editor, Brandon Pullan, has had a line to the valley for the last few weeks. This morning, Tom Evans, told him that
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UPDATED|Joffre Peak: Three Fatalities (Climbers Identified)

The RCMP reported that one climber has been killed and two are unaccounted for on Joffre Peak. UPDATE on Jan. 13 at 4:30 p.m. MT: According tot he B.C. coroner’s report: The three climbers who fell to their death from the top of a 600-metre couloir on Joffre Peak have been
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Dawn Wall: The Final Push

After nearly three weeks on El Capitan, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson are two-thirds up the Dawn Wall. The first 20 pitches of the Dawn Wall are behind the now-famous El Cap climbers, which North American media is trying to understand. News on the Dawn Wall Kevin Jorgeson
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Watch The Women`s Speed Record on El Capitan’s The Nose

In 2014, Libby Sauter and Mayan Smith-Gobat set the record for fastest female party up The Nose. The pair knocked 19 minutes off their record which was set four days before. They climbed The Nose in four hours and 43 minutes. 100 Years of Big Wall Free Climbing The men’s speed
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The Future of Topos?

Topos are an important tool in a climber’s kit. Often they can make or break a climb. The New York Times published an interactive online topo that might represent the future of climbing topos. From the early days of climbing there have been written descriptions of climbs.
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The Importance of Dawn Wall

As the days add up on the Dawn Wall, more and more news sources are getting wind of the climb and its importance. Gripped’s editor Brandon Pullan spoke with the nation-wide weather source, The Weather Channel, on Jan. 9 about the climb. The Weather Channel sent a reporter
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Kevin Jorgeson Sends Pitch 15

Kevin Jorgeson has climbed the last 5.14d pitch on the Dawn Wall. The world was watching and the media waiting to see if Jorgeson would send the last of the hardest pitches. Jorgeson had been battling the pitch for nearly a week. As Caldwell has freed beyond the 5.13 pitches past
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Three Dawn Wall Articles Worth Checking Out

With everyone in a frenzy to have the first and best story about the Dawn Wall, here are a few pieces written over the last two days that stand out from the rest. News on the Dawn Wall 1.  Freddie Wilkinson’s New York Times piece A main stream news source finally consults a
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A Line Across the Sky

Long considered impossible, coveted by many and attempted by a few, the Fitz Traverse has fueled the imaginations of climbers in Patagonia for decades. Tracing the iconic skyline of Cerro Fitz Roy and its six satellite peaks, it spans four miles and 13,000 feet across snow and
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Canada’s Peak Freaks Cancel Everest 2015 Trip

The Canadian guiding company Peak Freaks, a Himalayan guiding company since 1983, announced canceling its 2015 trip up Mount Everest. They cited safety concerns and unpredictable changes in rules for mountaineering permits, changing weather patterns and political instability as
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