Gripped Magazine

March 3, 2014

Sens Unique – Remote Quebec “Alpine”

Here’s the trailer of the upcoming film One Way. It documents the first winter ascent of an aesthetic route, Sens Unique, in the Parc des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie, Quebec, by climbers Louis Rousseau and Yannick Girard. For a full report on the winter 2014 ascent
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Ice climbing comp season ends on high-note for Canadians

The 2014 UIAA ice climbing competition season wrapped-up with its final dates in Ufa, Russia. In Ufa, all three competing Canadians, Jen Olson, Gord McArthur and Nathan Kutcher, made semi-finals. The 2014 season was one of the best Canada has had at the UIAA championships. In the
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Allez Up – Route Setters Series

This video is about Allez Up’s guest route-setting program Trendsetters, the first guest of the year Dustin Curtis. Allez Up – Trend Setters – Dustin Curtis from Allez Up on Vimeo.
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Service Bulletin for inspection of Mammut and Snowpulse avalanche airbags

Follow-up inspections have shown that there is a possible assembly problem affecting individual Mammut and Snowpulse avalanche airbags from the Winter 2011/2012 and Winter 2012/2013 production seasons. The problem is an improperly screwed in connector between the deployment
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Gerome Pouvreau on his route Ganesh, India’s hardest sport climb

A short film about the first ascent of a stellar-looking line, Ganesh, in Badami, India. “Badami is a nice small town that gave us the tempo of the Indian lifestyle. This morning I sent Ganesh with an infected foot and a tick bite in my back . Ganesh was a project bolted by
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Zombie Roof

Squamish’s classic roof-crack at the Smoke Bluffs. Perry Beckham and Will Stanhope explain the history behind Peter Croft’s first ascent of the Zombie Roof, 5.12d, in Squamish, B.C. and the process behind Stanhope completing the first free-solo of the route.  
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Crazy! Ice Climber Rides Falling Pillar, Walks Away Unharmed

Sub-Zero explores the souls of four top Canadian ice climbers and this time we meet John Freeman, a mountain guide and rope access supervisor living in Canmore, Alberta, Canada who was recently in the climbing news for establishing a new route at Helmcken Falls with Will Gadd
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