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New Route on Alaska’s Mount Lucifer

John Frieh has made a number of trips to Alaska’s Stikine Ice Cap and on almost every trip climbs a new route. In May 2015, Frieh was joined by Doug Shepherd for the first ascent of the north face of Mount Lucifer 2,300 metres. Frieh’s first trip to the Stikine was in
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Kogarashi: New Alpine Route on Northeast Face of Rockies’ Storm Mountain

Yamada Toshiyuki and Takeshi Tani have spent that last month alpine climbing in the Canadian Rockies and finished things off with a new route on Storm Mountain 3,191 metres. Toshiyuki and Tani climbed their new route up the northeast face of Storm Mountain this past weekend. They
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New Delhi Cliff: Two New Squamish Multi-Pitch Routes

Squamish locals have been busy this spring developing some great looking new climbs. The New Delhi Cliff is right of the Top Shelf and left of the Barbarian Wall and has two new multi-pitch 5.11s that were climbed this spring. Approach as Top Shelf for 15 minuntes and then head
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Canadian National Championships Results and Photos

On May 18, the Canadian National Lead and Speed Sport Climbing Championships wrapped up at The Boulders in Saanich B.C.  After three days of inspiring climbing by some of North America’s leading competition climbers, Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) crowned the champions of
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Update: Ethan Pringle on Jumbo Love 5.15b

A week ago, we reported that Ethan Pringle was busy projecting the Clark Mountain test-piece Jumbo Love, a route he first tried nearly five years ago. Update: DPM reports that Pringle sent Jumbo Love, the hardest route in America, on May 17. For the full story, visit here. Making
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Canadian Nationals’ Semi-Finals and IFSC Speed World Cup Results

The Canadian National Championships semi-finals and IFSC Speed World Cup took place today at The Boulders in Saanich, B.C. Canadian National Championships Semi-Finals For the women’s open, American’s Delaney Miller and Melina Constanza (first in Youth A) kept their
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Dean Potter Dies BASE Jumping

Well-known climber, Dean Potter, has died during a BASE jumping accident in Yosemite. On May 16, Dean and a longtime flying partner, Graham Hunt, were making a jump off Taft Point and were trying to make an extreme maneuver: attempting to fly through a notch in a ridge. Both Dean
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Conrad Anker Completes Zion Climb Started 24 Years Ago

The Temple of Sinewava wall in Zion National Park rises over 300 metres and is a desert landmark with it’s sometimes free-falling waterfall. Conrad Anker teamed up with David Lama to complete a project he first attempte with Doug Heinrich in the early 1990’s. The
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Watch the Canadian National Championships LIVE This Weekend!

Gripped will be covering the event and you have the opportunity to watch it LIVE right here from May 16 to 18. The highly anticipated Canadian Nationals started on May 16 at The Boulders in Central Saanich, B.C. It has been an action packed weekend with some of the best climbers
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Canadian National Championships: Qualifiers at The Boulders

The Canadian Nationals Lead Difficulty and Speed Championships qualifying round took place at The Boulders in Saanich, B.C. on May 16. After a long day of climbing that saw climbers from across Canada rope up and gun for the top, the top climbers from each category are heading to
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