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Gripped Week in Review: Big Sport, Squamish, Logan, Nose

This is a weekly summary of top climbing stories from May 26 to June 2.

The Nose

Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell set a new speed record on The Nose of 2:10:15 and plan on how to climb it in under two hours.


Tom Wright establishes a number of hard 5.12 and 5.13 routes in Squamish on classic walls.

Mount Logan

Monique Richard from Montreal is first woman to solo Canada’s highest peak.

Mike Doyle

Canadian Mike Doyle is fourth person to free climb East Face of Monkey Face in Smith Rock.

Sarah Hart

Sarah Hart climbs her first 5.13c with a send of Strange Days at Cheakamus Canyon.

Canadian Compressor

Climbers establish new 11-pitch 5.11 all bolted on Ashlar Ridge in Jasper.

More Cowbell

A new 10-pitch 5.7 sport route in the Rockies promises to be popular.

Canada to Karakoram

Top Canadian alpine climbers are heading to Karakoram for attempt on big wall.

Big Avalanche

Ines Papert and Luka Lindic survive a big avalanche in the Himalays.

Evan Hau

Evan Hau gets second ascent of Alex Megos’s climb Iron Butterfly at Planet X rated 5.14c/d.

Test Holds

Here’s why you always test holds on chossy routes.

Climber’s Ethics

New list is a code of ethics for indoor climbers when heading outdoors.