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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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Grant Statham Talks About Recent Rescue

Grant Statham is an accomplished alpinist, leading international avalanche expert, and an experienced ACMG mountain guide based in Canmore, Alberta. Listen to Statham talk about a recent rescue of a 22-year-old man who climbed into a precarious position near Cascade Waterfall
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Logan Barber’s First Free Ascent of China’s Hardest Crack!

Some exciting news coming out of China – last week Australian Logan Barber sent The Firewall in Liming, at a grade of 5.13d+.  Photographer and writer, Garrett Bradley, touched base with us this week about a historical send by Logan Barber. “This is the third pitch of the
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Brette Harrington Repeats Historical Californian 5.13+ Crack

Brette Harrington spends most of her time in Squamish, but the American climber is no stranger to other world-class areas including Patagonia and Yosemite. She recently made a likely second-female-ascent of a California classic. Two weeks ago, Harrington sent Grand Illusion, the
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Proud New Line on the Mooses Tooth

Canadian Alik Berg and American Skiy Detray are returning to their respected homes on either side of the border after a team effort bagged them a proud new line in Alaska. Berg and Detray made headlines this year when they made the second winter ascent of the Greenwood/Locke M6
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Canadian Receives Shipton-Tilman Grant for Karakoram Expedition

The 25th annual Shipton-Tilman grants, present by Gore-Tex, have been announced and Canadian Max Fisher is on the list. The grant is given to small teams pursuing big objectives with minimal impact in the spirit of the great British mountaineers Eric Shipton and Bill Tilman.
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Canadian Climbing News for May 2015, So Far

Spring is always a busy time for climbers as most have been waiting anxiously for warm weather. It’s been a busy first few weeks of May, so here is a quick run-down of some of the highlights. Starting on the East Coast in Nova Scotia, Shawn Smith is breathing life int
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Watch Devil’s Lake Top 20 Bouldering Problems

Devil’s Lake is a state park in Wisconsin that has some of the best rock climbing in the Midwest. Over 1,600 quartzite routes are listed in the most recent guidebook. Well-known climbers such as Joe and Paul Stettner, John Gill, Lynn Hill, John Sherman, and Eric Zschieschie
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