Gripped Magazine

May 9, 2014

Squamish’s new Golden Nugget

The Golden Nugget is one of dozens of new crags that have been developed around Squamish the last few seasons. The Golden Nugget is hidden in the trees across the highway from Nightmare Rock in Murrin Park and right above the cliff hosting the ice climb Nintendo 64. New
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Cosmiques Arete

Chamonix’s famous Cosmique Arete was first climbed by George and Maxwell Finched in August 1911. From Summit Post: The Cosmiques Ridge is a supurb varied route which is justifiably popular. It is the perfect introduction to Alpine mixed climbing has enough variety to keep
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Anti-Poachers to Receive Climbing Training

The Anamalai Wildlife Sactuary anti-poachers will be trained in rock climbing and rappelling techniques. In 1976, the Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary was established, to be renamed Anamalais (Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary) in 1987. It is home to the Parambikulum-Indira Gandhi
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Video: Snow bridge collapsing

This snow bridge is on Mount Andromeda in the Columbia icefields. The climbers are students. The scary thing is that they crossed this bridge going up. If you were going downhill roped to your partner and traveling together, do you think you would have held this fall. In this
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Climbing Gear Patents

Here is a collection of climbing gear patents from chocs to cams.          
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Video: Compression tips from Jule Wurm

Want to climb compression moves like Jule Wurm? She reveals her training and why it’s important.
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Canada’s 2014 Summer Forecast

The summer forecast is calling for a balancing-out of the Canadian climate, from east to west climbers should be celebrating what’s ahead. The record ice coverage on the Great Lakes and a dip in the jet stream will keep things cool in central Canada, but wetter on the east
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The 2014 Chamonix Mountain Festival

The second annual Chamonix Mountain Festival runs from June 29 to July 6, 2014.   The Chamonix Mountain Festival is a gathering for like-minded climbers: • Friendly atmosphere – organised by mountaineers for mountaineers • No age limit, no grade limit • One great all
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