Gripped Magazine

February 11, 2014

Difficile Monster, a Storm Creek Consolation

Storm Creek Headwall parallels the famous Stanley Headwall, one valley south, in B.C. The Storm Creek Headwall has a number of classic ice and mixed climbs. Climbers have added a number of moderate to hard lines over the years. In 2004, the routes Xena M5, 100 m, Cosban M5, 100
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The Peach

Raphael Slawinski and Grant Meekins made the first ascent of an impressive bolt-free mixed line, The Peach, WI5, M8. Slawinski was so stoked about the route he later returned with Jerome Yerly to make the second ascent, Wiktor Skupinski joined to film the action. The video deftly
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2014 Youth World Ice Climbing Championship

The inaugural youth ice climbing championship was in 2013 in Saas Grund, Switzerland.  The 2014 youth world ice climbing championship took place in Champagny-en-Vanoise, France.  “The support of the youth is very important for the development of the sport,” said
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