Gripped Magazine

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Mirko Caballero on Evilution Direct

“The Buttermilks in Bishop, CA is a boulder field that is home to some of the most iconic ascents in climbing history. One of the jewels in the Buttermilk crown is The Grandpa Peabody boulder, a 15-metre tall freestanding rock that holds a nearly incomparable collection of
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Sub Zero: Raphael Slawinski

“Raphael Slawinski is a rare creature – a Professor of Physics at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta and a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year nominee. He is one of Canada’s most prolific ice climbers and this interview about why he ice climbs and
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V9 for Nine-Year-old Victoria Gezel

Victoria Gezel is a Minnesota based climber, and at only nine years old she is sending V9s.  After placing first at the Hueco Rock Rodeo for Youth Advanced and the Women’s Dyno Competition, she sent Kim With a Bathtub in Her Head, a thin, technical V9. After sending the
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Dan Osman

A feature-length, biographical drama on the life of extreme sport athlete, Dan Osman, titled After the Fall, is in the works. “The film seeks to tell Osman’s story via the people in his life; from his restrictive upbringing to the pressures brought on by the media and
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Enzo in Chile

Enzo Oddo, the 19-year-old, French sport climber has been projecting routes, of all places, in Chile. Oddo jumped on the scene in style, in his mid teens he sent Realization and La Rambla, both 5.15a, the young crusher has ticked dozens of the world’s hardest routes. In
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Goodman on Gun Control, 5.13c

Pat Goodman discusses some of the ethics and considerations that need to be taken while establishing new routes. Meanwhile, enjoy watching him send Gun Control, 5.13, an amazing line up one of the most stunning walls in the New River Gorge.
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Ice climbing comp season ends on high-note for Canadians

The 2014 UIAA ice climbing competition season wrapped-up with its final dates in Ufa, Russia. In Ufa, all three competing Canadians, Jen Olson, Gord McArthur and Nathan Kutcher, made semi-finals. The 2014 season was one of the best Canada has had at the UIAA championships. In the
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Allez Up – Route Setters Series

This video is about Allez Up’s guest route-setting program Trendsetters, the first guest of the year Dustin Curtis. Allez Up – Trend Setters – Dustin Curtis from Allez Up on Vimeo.
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Gerome Pouvreau on his route Ganesh, India’s hardest sport climb

A short film about the first ascent of a stellar-looking line, Ganesh, in Badami, India. “Badami is a nice small town that gave us the tempo of the Indian lifestyle. This morning I sent Ganesh with an infected foot and a tick bite in my back . Ganesh was a project bolted by
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