Gripped Magazine

May 15, 2014

Video: Squamish blocs

A short video about some Squamish boulders by Ben Herrington taken in Oct. 2013. For more from Herrington, check out his blog here.  
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Video: Alex Honnold visits Italy

ALEX HONNOLD – His first time in Italy from MountainblogTV on Vimeo.
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Video: Guides Rock, the Cure

Guides Rock is a popular 100-metre crag near Banff. Over the years, climbers have added a number of bold, run-out routes. Recently, the blanker sections of the wall have been bolted and there are a number of quality 5.10 routes. One of the trickier bolted lines is The Cure 5.11,
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Crimea Rock Climbing

Mount Foros, or Forossky Kant, in Crimea has some five-star multi-pitch climbing to be had. The origin of the word Foros is Greek, it means windy.  Foros is the scene for many strong Russian and Ukraine climbers. The warm rock face near the Black Sea has both easy and technical
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Everest Illegal, two women at camp two without permission

There were 40 expeditions planned to climb Everest from the Nepalese side of the mountain before the April 18 avalanche which killed 16 Sherpas. Last week we reported that two climbers rented a helicopter and flew to camp two, which is also called the Valley of Silence. Born in
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Amma Bags Two V15s in a Day

The 24-year-old Japanese climber, Sachi Amma, has sent two V15s in a day. Both routes are in Shiobara, Japan. Amma started climbed when he was 10, “I immediately was drawn to the interesting challenges and problems climbing provided. I soon started competing, and was even
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