Gripped Magazine

January 20, 2014

Axe Wound Nearly Benches McArthur For Season

Gord McArthur is competing at the the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup. Recently, he had a road-side operation at a gas station, one that might have saved his competition year. McArthur, along with Nathan Kutcher and Jen Olson, are travelling Europe and Asia competing at the ice
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January’s Summer Conditions

Western Canada has had a week of warm, dry weather. Many climbers put the skies and ice gear away and laced up the rock shoes. Squamish, B.C.  Winter on the west coast is an extension of autumn, until spring starts. Climbers are often blessed with warm winter days which dry the
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Allez Up Competition

January 18, Montreal’s Allez Up hosted an exciting competition. More than 100 competitors and hundreds of spectators filled Allez Up for the fourth stage of the Quebec Cup for juniors and second stage for open. Fpr the Juniors, Francis Bilodeau (Go Up Team) finished first
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Vancouver Rescue Leader Dies on Mount Seymour

North Shore Rescue leader Tim Jones passes away at Vancouver’s Mount Seymour. A North Shore Rescue (NSR) press release on January 19 said, “Tim passed away on the trail on Mt. Seymour after completing team business at our cabin. We extend our deepest condolences to
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Video: Taping an A2 Pulley Tendon Injury

There is a science to taping an inured finger. Watch the video below for tips on how to keep your injury from getting worse.
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Mammut RescYou Recalled

RescYou Crevasse Rescue Device recalled by Mammut due to risk of injury. Hazard: The small toothed cam blocking the pull-cord may not lock securely causing reduced efficiency and possibly delaying a rescue, which could result in injury or death to the fallen climber.
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Quebec’s Montmorency Falls

Quebec’s classic ice climb. Montmorency Falls Park offers one of the most beautiful ice climbs in eastern Canada. The rock around the falls mark the eastern end of the Canadian Shield which formed one-billion years ago. The 120-metre wall of ice is only a 10-minute drive
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Paul Robinson Bouldering in Switzerland

Video from the archives. Watch American Paul Robinson as he climbs the granite boulders of Switzerland. VIDEO PROFILE: Paul Robinson bouldering in Switzerland from Black Diamond Equipment on Vimeo.
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Canadians Climb Patagonia’s Newest Must-Climb Route

January 2014, Super Domo, WI5, M6, 500 metres. The weather in Patagonia for the 2013-2014 season can be summarized as non-cooperative. Colin Haley’s recent blog says, “The 2013-2014 season in El Chalten continues to be a cold and stormy one. Since my arrival in mid
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Ontario Ice and Mixed Camp With ACMG Guides

Dynamic Climbing presents the Ontario Ice and Mixed Camp on Feb. 15, 16 and 17 in Bancroft. Mixed climbing is a growing sport in Ontario with a number of new routes established this season. Whether you are a novice, beginner or a confident ice and mixed climber trying to progress
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