This is a weekly summary of top climbing stories from March 16 to 23.
1. Tom Higgins
California climbing legend from the 1970s Tom Higgins has passed away.
Noboru Kikuchi, Toshiyuki Yamada and Eijiro Matsumoto make rare ascent of The Sphinx Face on Mount Temple and find an epic bivy cave.
Stu Smith climbed a new 5.13R in Squamish. It has a sideways and downward dyno. Go watch!
Watch wild new routing on Faroe Islands by a strong team.
5. Team Canada
The 2018/19 Bouldering Team Canada is announced.
U.K. climber Dave MacLeod climbed an 8a, E8, 8A, VIII and eight peaks in less than 20 hours.
West Coast team makes the first ascent of a six-pitch alpine climb on Vancouver Island called Threading the Needle.
A hold breaks on popular Squamish route, reminding even sport climbing to wear a helmet.
9. V15 Sends
A list of hard bouldering sends from around the globe this week.
Results from the second Lead comp in Alberta, held at Elevation Place.
A classic shot by @paulbridephotography of @jasmincaton stemming her way up The Shadow 5.13 in Squamish! Paul is one of our favourite photographers and his images have been featured in Gripped magazine many times over the past 20 years. He's now on Instagram so go give him a follow for more rad shots @paulbridephotography. #climbing #tradisrad #rockclimbing #grippedmagazine