Gripped Magazine

Ice

Rain Forest Ice in Photos

A collection of photos from some of the West Coast ice being climbed by Paul McSorley and Tony Richardson. Amazing images of ice plastered to granite and clinging to ferns. More Squamish ice here and here.                
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Olson Sends Winter Dance, First Female Redpoint

Jen Olson has become the first woman to redpoint Winter Dance, WI6, M8, 150 m, in Hyalite Canyon, she climbed it with Tim McAllister. The first ascent was made in 1998 by Alex Lowe and Jim Earl, who established a twelve-bolt ladder through the overhanging rock to reach the
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Bozeman Ice Festival Day 2 in Photos

A day at Bozeman, Photo Rafal Andronowski              
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Squamish’s New Hard Mixed Climb

It is not often there is more ice climbing news from Squamish than from the Rockies, but Tim Emmett has established a wild looking mixed climb he called 100% Proof, M10, with Jamie Finlayson. This was Finlayson’s first ice climb. Emmett said it was the first place he has
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Squam’ice!

Squamish is a rock climber’s town. Sure, there are mountain bike trails, white water paddling and world-class skiing up the road, but it’s a climber’s town. The town sign reads “Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada,” it is a a dream for those who
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Will Gadd Onsights El Matador, M12

Will Gadd, one of mixed climbing’s pioneers, is still at the cutting edge of the sport. On December 9th, he visited Gord McArthur’s home crag of Bull River Canyon and onsighted the testpiece El Matador, M12. See McArthur’s article in Gripped here about
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The Modified Ice Tool

Modified ice climbing tools will be all the rage at the ice climbing world cup in 2014
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2013/14 Ice Climbing Competitions

Here is a list of this years ice climbing competitions: Arc’teryx Bozeman Ice Festival, MT, Dec 11-15, http://www.bozemanicefest.com/ Sandstone Ice Festival, MN, Dec 13-16,  http://www.sandstoneicefest.com/ Ouray Ice Festival, CO, Ja
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Video: Jesse Huey on The Real Big Drip

American climber Jesse Huey sessions The Real Big Drip in the Ghost River, Alberta.
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