Gripped Magazine

December 9, 2013

Whittaker Climbs New Bold Grit

Pete Whittaker, famous for his role in the film Wide Boyz, has sent one of the last great gritstone problems at Roaches Lower Tier, Headless Horseman Arete, E?? 7a. As details become available Gripped will update the story. Stop press Pete Whittaker does one of the last great
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New Dolomite Route, Ghost Dog

Jeff Mercier and Corrada Pesce climbed a new route up the west face of Sasso Pordoi, Ghost Dog, M5R, WI6+, 800 m. It took the pair two days to climb the impressive line. For more info, check out Pesce’s blog. All photo are copyright to Jeff Mercier/Corrado Pesce  
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Boswell on The Demon

Greg Boswell, who recently spent a few weeks in Canada with Nick Bullock on a sending train, just climbed the first winter ascent of The Demon, IX/9, on the Happy Tyrolean’s Wall, with Douglass Russell.  From Boswell’s blog: I eventually committed to a super thin pick
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Video: Sarah Hueniken on Musashi, M12

Sarah Hueniken became the first woman to climb M12 when she sent Musashi, M12, in the Canadian Rockies.
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Video: Insanity of Grandeur

Gabri makes the second ascent of Koyamada’s Insanity of Grandeur in Chironico. Gabriele Moroni, Insanity of Grandeur from rivoli on Vimeo.
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Video: Wild Ice

Check out this glacier ice! Sweet Line: Ice climbing, Mer de Glace. from sebastien montaz-rosset on Vimeo.
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Four Years Ago Today, Dec 10th, Guy Lacelle Died in an Avalanche

Four years ago today, Dec 10th, Guy Lacelle died at the Bozeman Icefest in Montana. “A small pocket of snow pulled out and caught him. It hit him and took him off the cliff, down the ice,” said Doug Chabot, director of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center. Lacelle was
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