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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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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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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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