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Epic Climber Series: Watch Tommy Caldwell Climb an Ice-Covered Crack

EpicTV’s Epic Climber series is about to wrap up and for the final climb, they push some of our favourite climbing stars to the limit. The conditions might have seemed perfect as the four climbers arrive at the summit of Chamonix’s Aiguille du Midi, but on the rock,
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Squamish Rockfall: No Sign of Major Instability One Month Later

On April 19, Squamish experienced its biggest rockfall event in over 60 years and one month later, experts say the area is not in for any surprises. The rockfall occurred on the north walls of The Chief around mid-day on April 19. Luckily, no one was hurt from the event, but it
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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 Wall: Two New Squamish Multi-Pitch Routes

Squamish locals have been busy this spring developing some great looking new climbs. The New Delhi Wall 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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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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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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Watch Aric Fishman Send a Hard New Thunder Bay Route

Aric Fishman is one of the leading route developers and climbers in Northwestern Ontario and is releasing a number of videos as part of a new series. Fishman recently sent a new 30-metre 10-bolt 5.12 sport route developed at a stunning new crag in Northwestern Ontario. “We
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New Hard Route At Ontario’s Eagle’s Nest

Peter Hoang just sent a project that was equipped by Matthew Sapiecha in 2014 and named it Van Gogh’s Ear. “Dude, can you check out my ear?” said Sapiecha after a directional nut pupped out and hit his head during the route cleaning stage of the project. “I’m
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