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Gripped Week in Review: Eiger, Prairie Gold, Quebec

This is weekly summary of top climbing stories from Aug. 10 to Aug. 17.

Boulder World Cup

Canada finished the IFSC Boulder World Cup season after qualifications as they look forward to the World Championships.

Crouching Tiger

Brette Harrington, Caro North and Chris Kalman open a new 11-pitch 5.12 trad route in B.C.

Prairie Gold

A strong team opens a new 5.11 on a remote quartzite wall in the Canadian Rockies.

12 Expeditions

12 summer expeditions from paddling across North America to swimming across the Pacific.


Babsi Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher free two hard routes on the Eiger in a few days.

Female Alpinism

The Piolet d’Or gave a shout out to female alpinism during the 2018 award announcement.

Sasha DiGiulian

Watch Sasha DiGiulian climbing on The Shining Uncut 5.14 on Mount Louis in Banff National Park.

Mike Doyle

Mike Doyle makes the third free ascent of The Shining Uncut 5.14 on Mount Louis.

Grandes Jorasses

Dani Arnold sets a new speed record on the north face of Grandes Jorasses.

Sport 400

A new 400-metre 5.7 sport route is opened in Quebec called Sport 400.

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