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Gripped Week in Review: New Alpine, Toronto Crags, Anchors

This is a weekly summary of top climbing stories from April 20 to April 27.

Life Compass

Brette Harrington and Rose Pearson climb a big new alpine route in the Canadian Rockies.

Laura Rogora

At 16, Laura Rogora has established a new 5.14+.

Jeff Marshall

Legendary Canadian rock climber talks about altering existing route.

Canadian Alpine Tools

Alberta-based blacksmith is making hammers and pitons for climbers.

Anchor Wear and Tear

Top route developer explains why you shouldn’t top-rope directly through anchors.

Expensive Boulder

The first ascent of a hard problem goes up on the world’s most expensive boulder.

Mark Vallance

The founder of the company Wild Country passed away.

Canada in Himalayas

A number of Canadian teams are in the Himalayas climbing this year.

Jeannette Peak

The first reported ascent of a big B.C. mountain was likely the first ascent.

Toronto Crags

Here are five great Toronto-area crags for spring.