Climbing Daggers: Jackson Marvell Sends Untouched Ice

Heinous, fun, crazy: A new film, ‘Give Me Back My Bullets,’ follows climber Jackson Marvell as he seeks out the coolest, most unconventional climbs in Utah.

Jackson Marvell, 23, isn’t your typical climber. He likes to tackle some of the lesser-known ice and mixed routes out there. No matter the weather, he’s out there, climbing with style.

In this film by alpine photographer and videographer Ben Neilson, along with Black Diamond, we get a behind-the-scenes look at Marvell and his approach, passion, and process. And there are some awesome shots of canyons, daggers, narrow lines, pillars, and ice along the way.

“Honestly, it’s just the pursuit of adventure — the pursuit of the unknown. You don’t know what the mixed route’s gonna look like, what the rock’s gonna look like,” said Marvell. “You can just go and do what you want to do.”

Marvell tackles a crazy ice pillar, bolts a new route, and more in the film. And the aesthetics just amplify Marvell’s chase for adventurous climbing.

girl climbing up rope with the rockface not visible above her
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Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and serves as the leader of Lola Digital Media’s DEI Committee.

She has been writing about hiking, running, climbing, camping, skiing, and more for seven years, and has been on staff at GearJunkie since 2019. Prior to that, Mary wrote for 5280 Magazine in Denver while working as an outdoor instructor teaching climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking at Avid4Adventure. Based in Denver, Colorado, Murphy is an avid hiker, runner, backpacker, skier, yogi, and pack-paddleboarder.

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