Gripped Magazine

December 5, 2013

Video: Crevasse Falls

Be sure to practice, incase your partner goes into the hole. Amazing how few of these climbers stop the fall before the back-up anchor saves the day.
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The Modified Ice Tool

Modified ice climbing tools will be all the rage at the ice climbing world cup in 2014
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Peter Croft and Alex Honnold talk About Risk and Reward

North Face Speaker Series with Honnold and Croft. Live streaming video by Ustream
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Video: The Road to 5.14d

This film tells the story of Andrew Neres, one of the strongest Portuguese climbers, and his path to climbing his first 5.14d. This trip took place in Cataluña between November 2012 and April 2013. The 9a ROAD – O FILME from Hands Up Creations on Vimeo.
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Beta Monkey Cartoons

Beta Monkeys  is a website which features Ed O’Grady’s comics that highlight the funnier side of climbing. O’Grady is a psychology teacher who spends his free time climbing and drawing cartoons.  
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Ondra Sends Another 5.15c

Adam Ondra made the first ascent of Vasil Vasil, 5.15c,a line he bolted five years ago at Sloup in the Czech Republic. Ondra wrote on 8a.nu: “Very frustrating process of making no progression for long days, but when it finally happened, on a super cold sticky day, it felt
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