Gripped Magazine

Routes

Rolihlahla

The story of a first ascent in South Africa featuring Sasha DiGuilian.  
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Lotus Flower Tower

Watch as Arnaud Petit, Stephanie Bodet, Beth Rodden and Tommy Caldwell climb the 600-metre Lotus Flower Tower, a granite spire in the Cirque of the Unclimbables in Northern Canada.
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The Findlay / Geldard First Ascent, Aiguille de Saussure, Chamonix

British climbers Jack Geldard and Hazel Findlay make the first ascent of a direct line on the front face of the Aiguille de Saussure, Mont Blanc du Tacul, Chamonix, France.  
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Slovenia’s New Funky Water World

Slovenia’s Ospo Cave, a steep three-dimensional crag, is where Klemen Becan recently sent Water World, 5.14d. Planet Mountain reported that Becan climbed his two year project, “the route takes a striking line up the lefthand side of the cave for almost 50 metres and
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Sens Unique – Remote Quebec “Alpine”

Here’s the trailer of the upcoming film One Way. It documents the first winter ascent of an aesthetic route, Sens Unique, in the Parc des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie, Quebec, by climbers Louis Rousseau and Yannick Girard. For a full report on the winter 2014 ascent
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Zombie Roof

Squamish’s classic roof-crack at the Smoke Bluffs. Perry Beckham and Will Stanhope explain the history behind Peter Croft’s first ascent of the Zombie Roof, 5.12d, in Squamish, B.C. and the process behind Stanhope completing the first free-solo of the route.  
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“ICE!!”

Louise Falls is one of the most often-climbed routes in the Rockies. With its short approach and moderate grade, it is safe to say it’s climbed nearly every day of the winter. Anyone who has been to Lake Louise knows of the casual foot-path which hugs the western edge of
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Ancient Art

Ancient Art is one of the most recognizable sandstone formations in the desert and its corkscrew summit is climbed more-often than any other Fisher Tower. If you have not stood on top, put it on your list. Ancient Art is a four summit tower in the Fisher Towers near Moab. The
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Gioia, V16, Gets Third Ascent

Finnish crusher Nalle Hukkataival has made the third ascent of Gioia (Joy) which is potentially the world’s hardest boulder problem. Hukkataival attempted the route in 2013 and sent the stand-start easily, but had trouble with the sit-start. Planet Mountain reports
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NE Ridge of Bugaboo Spire

The Bugaboos are home to dozens of world-class alpine granite lines, one of the most-climbed is the North East Ridge of Bugaboo Spire. The ridge was first climbed in 1958 by Dave Craft, David Isles, Richard Sykes and John Turner; Joe Buszowski and Bernhard Ehmann made the first
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