Gripped Magazine

December 11, 2013

Video: Genius Loci

Watch as Jason Kruk and Charlie Long climb Genius Loci in Squamish. “THIS WAY” Episode1 – Squamish – Genius Loci from ARC’TERYX on Vimeo.
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International Mountain Day

Today is International Mountain Day, December 11. From the UN: Covering around 27 per cent of the earth’s land surface, mountains play a critical role in moving the world towards sustainable economic growth. They not only provide sustenance and wellbeing to 720 million mountain
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Freedom Climbers by Bernadette McDonald

Bernadette McDonald’s Freedom Climbers was winner of the 2011 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature, and the Grand Prize at the 2011 Banff Mountain Book Awards. Freedom Climbers tells the story of the extraordinary Polish adventurers who emerged from under the blanket of
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Video: Wind Slab

Wind slabs over very weak facets are easily triggered by ice climbers, as Doug Chabot explains what is happening.
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Thriller Boulder, V9+

Camp 4 in Yosemite has a number of classic problems, this is one. Thriller, V9+, was first climbed in 1984 by Ron Kauk. Friends for Life by Ron Kauk Jerry Moffat, one of my best friends, from England, describes granite as the God’s rock. And this really comes through on
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Tragic Year in Himalaya

This year 44 climbers died attempting 8,000 m peaks, a higher than usual number of fatalities. A series of bad accidents and the deaths of well known climbers dominated the headlines. For more see Explores Web. Self-confidence is the most valuable gift a man can possess, but it
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Squamish’s New Hard Mixed Climb

It is not often there is more ice climbing news from Squamish than from the Rockies, but Tim Emmett has established a wild looking mixed climb he called 100% Proof, M10, with Jamie Finlayson. This was Finlayson’s first ice climb. Emmett said it was the first place he has
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