Gripped Magazine

Profiles

Jenn Flemming Runs it Out

Jenn Flemming talks about her passion for run-out climbing in Eldorado Canyon as she makes the first female ascent of Fraid Line, 5.13R. “The R route is going to have some hard climbing above gear and above gear that is not quite as good as you want it to be, its definitely
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New Sport Climbing Area in Greece

February 2014, James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini build a new crag in southern Greece. The rocky outcrops of Leonidio, an old shepherd’s field in southern Greece, offer high-quality stone. Pearson and Ciavaldini clean and bolt the steep walls, establishing seven routes.
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Video: Cleverness of Youth

Ashima Shiraishi bouldering in the Gunks for a DPM exclusive where she shares her outlook on climbing and how it has changed since she first began the sport. Ashima is one of the strongest climbers of her generation, but she is years beyond her physical age. Her maturity both as
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Film: 1978, Everest by Fair-Means

A film documenting the first ascent of Everest without supplementary oxygen. Above 8,000 metres in the Himalaya there is only a fraction of the oxygen at sea-level. Climbers suffer sickness and headaches and risk life threatening oedemas. Just taking a step needs a tremendous
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Canadian Mike Doyle and His Project

Watch as Mike Doyle talks about the redpoint process as he tries to free Necessary Evil, 5.14c, in Virgin River Gorge. To find out more about Doyle, pick up the Feb/March 2014 issue of Gripped Magazine.
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Lonnie Kauk

Lonnie Kauk has been popping up on the radar lately as a cutting-edge solo climber. A native of Yosemite Valley, he is a professional snowboarder, and yes, he is the son of legendary Yosemite climber Ron Kauk. In 2013, Kauk made the second ascent of Honnold’s route, Too Big
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Catherine Destivelle soloing Old Man of Hoy

Catherine Destivelle was one of the first, bold soloists of the modern-era of climbing. Watch her solo Old Many of Hoy.
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Jesse Morales, the 8 1/2 Finger Climber

A video profile of rock climber Jesse Morales, a Phoenix area local who crushes despite having lost his left ring finger and most of the use of his left pinky. 8 1/2 Finger Beta: Profile of Jesse Morales from Sendaholic on Vimeo.
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Paul Robinson Bouldering in Switzerland

Video from the archives. Watch American Paul Robinson as he climbs the granite boulders of Switzerland. VIDEO PROFILE: Paul Robinson bouldering in Switzerland from Black Diamond Equipment on Vimeo.
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Nick Bullock Talks Prison, Climbing and Life

Nick Bullock talks about his book,  Echoes: One Climber’s Hard Road to Freedom after,  “Echoes of a parallel life, of the life we were expected, or trained to live, but there, just on the periphery, just out of reach, is another life – a life – a much better life –
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