Gripped Magazine

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Prints of Legendary Climbers

Angel Ivan Lopez Canto captures Royal Robbins, Jim Bridwell, Warren Harding, and John Muir in his tattoo-style prints.  Canto is selling prints at his website The Baja Project to help fund a trip in 2015 to Baja, California, “Our intention is to do a long trip looking for
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Korouoma Ice

Korouoma is a 130 m deep canyon that stretches for 30 km in Posio, Finland. At the bottom of the canyon is the Korojoki River, a popular fishing area in summer. In winter, the walls of the canyon freeze and climbers travel from all over Europe to climb them.  There are over a
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Maiden Light

This is the story of one aerial fabric dancer taking her performance into new territory, on the backside of The Maiden, a prominent, overhanging monolith in the Flatirons of Boulder, Colorado. This is also the story of a significant collaboration and the power of combining forces
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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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