Big welcome back to our friends at CAMP USA! We’re psyched to have these guys back in our corner supporting another awesome MWV Ice Fest. They’ve got tons of rad gear NEW FOR 2019 and we can’t wait to try the heck out their demo fleet this year! C.A.M.P. stands for history, innovation, quality and absolute dedication to the mountain lifestyle. We’re into it!
We’re also into having Jesse Huey back at MWV Ice Fest. This summer Jesse worked to free the remaining top pitches of Gambling In The Winds, a route started in 2015 by Hayden Kennedy and Whit Margo, before Haydens’s untimely passing.
“Huey described the climbing to Alpinist in an email:
The lower half of the route features wild, unlikely face climbing through many seemingly blank features and incipient crack systems, showcasing the bold and visionary style of Kennedy and Magro. The top half features boulder problems, steep corners, and splitter crack climbing through multiple horizontal roofs. According to the area’s tradition, the route was completed entirely ground up, involving approximately 25 to 30 days of effort split between Hayden, Whit, Jason Thompson, Maury and myself over three years.
“Gambling” features many 5.12 pitches and is very sustained at adventurous 5.11. Both Maury and I agreed that Gambling in the Winds has some of the most beautiful rock that the climbers have experienced on Mt. Hooker and hope that routes like this gain attention over Mt. Hooker’s standard route the Jaded Lady.”
And check him out last winter on Longs Peak! We’re psyched to get this guy back at MWV Ice Fest!