Gripped Magazine

December 10, 2013

Squam’ice!

Squamish is a rock climber’s town. Sure, there are mountain bike trails, white water paddling and world-class skiing up the road, but it’s a climber’s town. The town sign reads “Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada,” it is a a dream for those who
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Video: Rocklands

Rocklands, South Africa, is a popular bouldering destination. Check out this full length film featuring the area. Tomorrow I Will Be Gone from Outcrop Films on Vimeo.
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First Drytool Route in Korea, Black Eagle, M13

On December 1st, Young-hye Kwon made the first ascent of Black Eagle, M13, Jobi, Mount Korea. The route was attempted last year. This year, with newly modified tools, Kwon sent the route. It seems modified tools have trickled out of the competition world and onto the rock. First
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Nathan Kutcher Sends Inglorious Bastards, M12

Nathan Kutcher is in Montana for the Bozeman Ice Fest where his first order of business was to send Inglorious Bastards, M12. “It was cool and inspiring that this particular style of route was natural (nothing was drilled to enhance the route.) Some may think that routes at
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Will Gadd Onsights El Matador, M12

Will Gadd, one of mixed climbing’s pioneers, is still at the cutting edge of the sport. On December 9th, he visited Gord McArthur’s home crag of Bull River Canyon and onsighted the testpiece El Matador, M12. See McArthur’s article in Gripped here about
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