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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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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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The 50th Anniversary of Fitz Roy’s Supercanaleta

On Jan. 15, 1965, Carlos Comesana and Jose Luis Fonrouge made the first ascent of the Supercanaleta on Fitz Roy. Comesana and Fonrouge’s ascent was the second of Fitz Roy, after the first ascent in 1952 by French alpinists Lionel Terray and Guido Magnone. Supercanaleta Topo
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Moab: Climbing Banned in Some Areas

Utah’s Moab is a must-climb area if you’re into splitter sandstone. This week, it was announced that some walls are now off limits. The Bureau Of Land Management in Moab, placed a two-year ban on “roped activities,” effectively putting a stop to ziplining, highlining,
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History Made, Dawn Wall Freed

After nearly eight years of work and a final 19-day-push, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson have free-climbed the Dawn Wall. “As I hammered in the last bolt and staggered over the rim, it was not at all clear to me who was the conqueror and who was the conquered. I do
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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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Tour de Bloc Climber’s Rock: Brock and Briggs triumphs at Bloc Buster

Tour de Bloc kicked its 2015 season off in Burlington and Canmore on the Jan. 10/11 weekend. Here is a run-down of the high-energy comp at Climber’s Rock  More than 200 competitors gathered in Burlington to climb at the first Tour de Bloc competition of 2015, Climber
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