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Gripped Week in Review: El Cap, Flash Foxy, Hazel Findlay

This is a weekly summary of top climbing stories from April 27 to May 4.

Jenni Davies

Jenni Davies talks about her first all-women’s climbing festival with a trip to Flash Foxy.

New El Cap Route

Brandon Adams and Kristoffer Wickstrom added a new route to El Capitan in Yosemite at 22 pitches up to 5.10 A4.

Psicobloc Open in Montreal

Psicobloc Open Serious comes to Montreal and anyone can register.

Hazel on Tainted Love

Watch Hazel Findlay send her 5.13dR in Squamish.

Hans Florine Injured on El Cap

Pro climber Hans Florine takes a fall on The Nose and breaks his ankles.

Montrealer Going for Logan Record

Montrealer Monique Richard will be trying to climb Mount Logan solo this year to become the first woman to do so.

Ethan Pringle Flashes Moonlight

Ethan Pringle flashes the iconic Moonlight Buttress 5.12+ in Zion.


MEC becomes founding partner with Climbing Escalade Canada in preparation for the Olympics.

Drag at the Crag

Drag at the Crag aims to raised money for Equality Now and will take place at Grassi Lakes in June.

Mingma Gyalije Sherpa

Mingma Gyalije Sherpa guides first 8,000-metre peak of season, just like in 2017.

Watch Dreefee Send

Watch a send of the biggest and hardest route in Red Rocks.

Big Ontario Multi-pitching

Watch film on establishing new big Ontario walls.

Black Diamond 7.8

Review of the new Black Diamond 7.8 FullDry Half Ropes.

Tecnica Forge Boot

Review of the new Tecnica Forge hiking boots.