Gripped Magazine

Ice

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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All Mixed Up on Mount Evans

Colorado's Mount Evans has had three big new routes climbed on its icy walls this year
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Mount Hurd New Route

Mount Hurd is near Field, BC, and in 1928 was featured on a Canadian postage stamp
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2013 John Lauchlan Award

Ian Welsted, Darren Vonk, Kris Irwin and Mark Taylor are heading to the Revelations in March 2013 for some big unclimbed ice
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Frost Giants – Scandinavian Ice at Night

The Eidfjord in Norway, three hours east of the city of Bergen, is famous in ice climbing circles for its large number of icefalls
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Ice Lines – Select Waterfalls of the Canadian Rockies

Brent Peters, ACMG Alpine Guide, has created a stunning collection of photos and route descriptions for Rockies ice climbers
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