Gripped Magazine

Rockies

New Rockies Mixed Route

Canadian Rockies – Cougar Creek, 2013 Bryce Brown and Lyle Rotter added a bolted mixed start to the unformed ice of Explodomatic, WI4. Climb ice then pass four bolts to gain the hanging curtain. They named their route, Punani Tsunami and graded it M7ish. For more info see here.
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Canadian Ice, East and West

Winter 2013 Below are images of Fearful Symmetry and Rainbow Serpent in the Rockies, by Rafal Andronowski, and photos of Matt Maddaloni climbing in Piedmont, Quebec, by Alain Denis. QUEBEC ICE            
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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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Video: Bugaboo Session

The Bugaboos are one of Canada’s most accessible alpine granite playgrounds. Watch this video by Joshua Lavigne and dream of the Bugaboos. ‘Cragging’ in the Bugaboos from Joshua Lavigne on Vimeo.
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Video: Trophy Wall

Ever wonder what it is like to climb one of North America’s classic ice routes on the Trophy Wall near Banff, Alberta? Check this out…
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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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Rocket Man Climbed

The European climbing team have been sending some of the Rockies hardest and biggest mixed routes
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Euros Climb Man Yoga

Nick Bullock and Greg Boswell have climbed another classic Rockies winter route
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Lesson Learned

Climbers and skiers spend countless hours using glaciers as approaches and descents. Here is a tale of when things go from bad to worse. If you are on the glaciers this winter, be careful.
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