Gripped Magazine

January 10, 2014

Weeping Wall Injury

Report from Brad White, Visitor Safety Programs Specialist, Mountain Guide. Weeping Wall is one of the classic Canadian ice climbs. It is on the Icefields Parkway, north of Banff. We received a report of a serious injury on the Weeping Wall January 8. The second-hand report was
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East End Boys, 5.12

East End Boys, 5.12, is a classic Yamnuska route first climbed in the 80s by Bill Betts and Steve DeMaio. The route climbs 200 metres up an aesthetic crack system. East End Boys from Joshua Lavigne on Vimeo.
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Big Competition Weekend

First major comps of 2014, for full results, be sure to check Gripped’s website throughout the weekend. Tour de Bloc The first stop for the Canadian Tour de Bloc tour in 2014 is at Climber’s Rock, Burlington, Ont., on Jan. 11. Ouray Ice Festival The 19th annual
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Nick Bullock Talks Prison, Climbing and Life

Nick Bullock talks about his book,  Echoes: One Climber’s Hard Road to Freedom after,  “Echoes of a parallel life, of the life we were expected, or trained to live, but there, just on the periphery, just out of reach, is another life – a life – a much better life –
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Video: Bloc Tackling

Two rad bouldering reels. Brooklyn Boulders route setters Jeremy Bini, Mark Heal, and Garrett Koeppicus, along with Ty and Jeff Landman, take on the boulders of the Southeast. Have Guns, Keep Traveling, V9, on a cold and very windy day at Grandmother Mountain Boulders outside of
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First Winter Ascent of Turkish on Ben Nevis

January conditions are prime for first and second winter ascents in Scotland. For more new Scottish routes, see here. Turkish Malcolm Bass and Simon Yearsley have made the first winter ascent of Turkish, VII, 7, on Ben Nevis. “Steep corners with exits on good ice.
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