Count Down to the World Cup: The World’s Best Climbers are Coming to Canada
With 3 weeks to go till the World Cup Bouldering event in Hamilton, Ontario, Gripped takes a look at some of the top athletes that will be attending.
Catching Air on The Past Recaptured in The Gunks
Nice video of Jamie Hamilton pitching on The Past Recaptured 5.12a in the Gunks.
The Erasing of Midnight Lightning
Check out this interesting article about the recent removal of the chalk-drawn lightning bolt from the world famous boulder problem Midnight Lightning V8.
Townsend Bags The Battle of Evermore 5.14
Toronto native Steve Townsend has just bagged the second ascent The Battle of Evermore 5.14 at Furry Creek in Squamish.
Mountain Conditions Info for the Rockies
Find out Rockies conditions on-line
Battle over Mont Blanc’s Status
It isn’t surprising that two towns, Italy’s Courmayeur and Chamonix in France, are applying to have the area’s alpinism designated under the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. This designation, now shared by such treasures as Viennese Coffee House Culture, Spanish Human Towers, The Argentine Tango and Czech Falconry, protects and recognizes crafts and activities rather than places.
Harry Edwards Guns Down 5.14c in a Supportive Family Context
“As a parent of climbing children, my worst fear isn’t pedophiles, ..it’s fixed quickdraws.” So writes prosecutor and father of 12-year-old Harry Edwards, who, in April, climbed Southern Smoke 5.14c in Red River Gorge Kentucky. His family blog is entitled “Gunning for 5.15 in a Supportive Family Context.”
Newfoundland and Labrador and Southern Alberta Sections of Alpine Club of Canada First Anniversary
It’s the anniversary of two new section of the Alpine Club of Canada, Canada’s National Mountaineering club: The Southern Alberta and Newfoundland & Labrador sections.
Megos ‘s Classified first Ascent in Frankenjura
If you’re going to do a first ascent, make it a big one. That would seem to be the policy of Alexander Megos 19-year-old German sport climbing phenom who also made the first onsight of a 9a (5.14d) route. His very first new route, Classified 9a+ (5.15a) is on one of the shallow pocketed, technical limestone walls of Frankenjura, and has seen attempts by both Christian Bindhammer and Markus Bock. After one attempt a day spread over three days, Megos sent the route.