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Gripped Week in Review: Loss, Comps and New Routes

This is a weekly summary of top climbing stories from March 9 to 16.

1) Marc-Andre Leclerc

The Canadian and international climbing community mourns the loss of alpinists Marc-Andre Leclerc and Ryan Johnson after they were presumed dead in Alaska.

2) Alannah Yip Wins Big

B.C. climber Alannah Yip won the Tristate Championships in New York.

3) Big New Norway Ice Routes

Ines Papert and Anna Pfaff talk about their big new Norway ice routes.

5) Ice Climb Avalanche Survivor

An ice climber was rushed to hospital after surviving an avalanche in the Canadian Rockies.

6) Will Johnson

We talk with Ontario climber Will Johnson on Nationals and his singing career.

7) Indoor and Outdoor Climbing

We look at 20 differences between indoor and outdoor climbing.

8) History of Buildering

We look back at over 100 years of climbing urban structures and building.

9) Hard Climbs

A number of hard sport climbs were sent in Europe.

10) Avalanche Danger for Rock Climbers

There are a number of early spring avalanche dangers for hikers and rock climbers.

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