Gripped Magazine

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Evolution of The Hive

A bustling centre of climbing and activity from day one, The Hive is expanding. Take a look back, to beginnings of The Hive and the search for a second location. Stay tuned for Episode 2 where you get a glimpse of the amazing new building for the first time. The Hive THE
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Sonnie Trotter on Master Blaster

Master Blaster 5.13c/d is in Zion National Park. It was first freed by Seattle bad ass Ben Gilkinson. Sonnie Trotter and Lauren Lee made the second and third ascents, back to back. “It was a great experience because the exposure was stunning, but the cracks size, forced me
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Melise Edwards Hits the South

After finishing school, Melise Edwards hit the road with the intention of climbing in all the best areas the South East has to offer. After a very successful stint in Boone, NC, Melise visited some Tennessee sandstone at LRC, Dayton Pocket, and Rocktown. She had a blast and looks
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Rockies Ice 2014

The film about the early season ice trip of Tanja Schmitt and Matthias Scherer to the Canadian Rockies in November and December 2014. Photos by Cogne Ice Opening The quick start of the season with a sudden drop of temperatures from plus 10 to minus 25 in a day made the climbs
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Training with Jan Hojer

German climber Jan Hojer shares his training techniques in this video. Pay attention, Hojer once climbed 11 V12s in a day.
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Patagonia Accident, Fatality and Risk Management

The 2014/15 season is off to a busy and fatal start. With the increased popularity of climbing in Patagonia, changes to the system might be imperative. Kastining Diltman fell into a crevasse on the north side of Fitz Roy while descending below the Supercanaleta. He was NOT roped
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Spray River Falls the “Film”

Banff Mountain Guide Joe McKay aka Mike Barter, is known for his internet films about the lighter side of climbing. Watch this trailer about climbing Spray River Falls. Coming soon to a crag near you. Joe McKay the Mountain Guide Spray River Falls from The Last Metis on Vimeo.
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Comic Strip: Exploration

Check out this comic from Zen Pencil that tries to put exploration into perspective. For those not in the know, the quote comes from the English mountaineer George Mallory. In 1924, he and Andrew Irvine made an attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest, they were last seen 245
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Ines Papert’s Reflection

Ines Papert was one of the leading comp climbers in her field, now she spends her time exploring remote frozen locations.   Four-time World Champion ice climbers, Papert credits her skill to her comp days. In 2011, she was the first woman to climb M11 when she sent Mission
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Bernd Arnold: Soul of Stone

Bernd Arnold is the iconic barefoot climber who made over 980 first ascents in his 67 years. Now in his later years, he reflects on the power of psyche in overcoming fear. In 1970, Arnold climbed the North Face on the Schwager 5.11d in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. It marked the
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