Gripped Magazine

January 3, 2014

New Maritime Ice Climbs

January, 2014 – New routes climbed in Nova Scotia by Greg Hughes, Cory Hall, Luc Gallant, Matt Peck and Max Fisher. Click here for an ice climber’s guide to Nova Scotia. Cape D’Or Enter the Dragon WI5 130 m FA Greg Hughes, Max Fisher & Matt Peck Pitch 1-
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Time in the Pines

Crown Jewel One of Tahoe’s finest unclimbed lines, Crown Jewel, was sent by Kyle O’Meara this past summer. It climbs a perfectly clean 10-metre overhanging wall with sustained moves throughout. The boulder sits in a spectacular position perched above the Phantom Spires. Time In
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Vancouver International Film Festival 2014

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival 2014 World Champion Climber, Sasha DiGuilian will be the Opening Night Speaker at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, on February 7 at the Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver.  American DiGuilian currently holds the
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Lyman Spitzer Cutting Edge Award Winners

Lyman Spitzer, Jr. was a theoretical physicist, astronomer and as a mountaineer, he made the first ascent of Mount Thor, 1,675 m, with David Morton in 1965. Spitzer established the Cutting Edge Award with the American Alpine Club. 2014 winners Allan Rousseau and Tino Villanueva
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Video: Canmore Bouldering World Cup

In 2011, the first bouldering World Cup came to Cananda and was hosted in Canmore. The event was made possible by Dung Nguyen, who is now based from Allez Up in Montreal. This year the World Cup will be returning to Canada, for its second year in Toronto. It snowed for the event
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New Route at Poke-O-Moonshine

New East Coast Ice on Poke-O-Moonshine Jeff Lowe climbed Stingray, WI5+, in 1996 on Poke-O-Moonshine in the Adirondacks. It was an exceptional year for ice formation, few seasons have been like it. East Coast climbers Ian Osteyee and Mark Meschinelle climbed Stingray on December
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Supercouloir de Peuterey

Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey, have made the first ascent of the Supercouloir de Peuterey Integral, III, 90 degrees, on the Mont Blanc range. Supercouloir de Peuterey, III, ice and mixed to 90 degrees, on the East/North East Face of Mont Noire de Peueterey March 3, 1983, H.
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Video: Chris Sharma Tour

In Sept 2013, with a little help from Walltopia & Petzl, Camp5 was able to bring Chris Sharma to Malaysia as a final stopover of his Signature Tour of Australia.  CHRIS SHARMA SIGNATURE TOUR 2013 from camp5 on Vimeo.
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Video: Jamie Finlayson, Mixed Climbing Training

Canadian Jamie Finlayson, who has sent a number of 5.14s, discovered a new passion in 2013, when he did his first mixed route with Tim Emmett. Watch him train in the Squamish bouldering cave, stoked! Mixed Climbing Training from Jamie Finlayson on Vimeo.
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Ouray Ice Festival, Jan 9-12, 2014

Ouray Ice Climbing Festival 2014 The Ouray Ice Festival, held each year in January in Ouray, CO, is an eclectic gathering of ice climbers, gear manufacturers, and ice climbing enthusiasts. The international Festival was first held in January 1996. Festival events are held in and
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