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Gripped Week in Review: Abbot Hut, Tim Auger, Bugaboos

This is weekly summary of top climbing stories from Aug. 3 to Aug. 10.

Tim Auger

Legendary Canadian climber Tim Auger passed away at 72.

Abbot Hut

The Abbot Hut in the Canadian Rockies closes due to slope failure.

Freerider Free-Solo

Watch the trailer to the much anticipated movie about Alex Honnold’s free-solo of El Cap.


Jonny Simms and Crosby Johnson climb a new Bugaboos 5.11 on clean granite face.

Marcel Aarden

West coaster Marcel Aarden repeated a maybe 5.14c at Horne Lake.

Youth World Championships

Follow along to see results for Canadians at Youth World Championships.

Coastal Alpine

New Rob Richards Memorial Route climbs remote granite wall at 5.10.

Psicobloc Masters

Jimmy Webb and Hannah Preston win Psicobloc Masters in utah.

Shining Uncut

Sasha DiGiulian sent The Shining Uncut 5.14a on Mount Louis after sending The Shining 5.13c.

Bloc Shop Open

Popular Montreal comp to return for the second year.