Steve Swenson’s Memoir ‘Karakoram’ is Full of Adventure

January 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Steve Swenson’s new memoir Karakoram is a must-read for climbers and armchair mountaineers. With over 1,200 days climbing in and around the Karakoram, Swenson has more climbing days there than most alpinists. The description […]


Canadian Force Climbing Holds Partners with IFSC

January 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The IFSC is very pleased to announce that the brand new Canadian climbing holds manufacturer Force Climbing will strengthen the pool of partners supporting the development of both the IFSC and climbing. Force Climbing […]


Warm Dolomite Weather Leads to Big Winter Link

January 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini made an impressive winter link of The Comici/Dimai on Cima Grande in one hour and 45 minutes, the Cassin route up Cima Ovest in two hours and 45 minutes […]


Watch Highlights from Bloc Buster at Climber’s Rock 2017

January 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

On Jan. 14, Climber’s Rock welcomed back the best climbers of Ontario and the northeast United States for Bloc Buster. After a gruelling qualifier round, the top 12 were decided. When the dust had […]


Watch Isabelle Faus Send the Wheel of Chaos V14

January 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Watch Isabelle Faus send Wheel of Chaos in Upper Chaos Canyon, a route that was first climbed by Daniel Woods almost a decade ago.


New Kelowna Rock Climbing Guidebook is Must Have

January 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

While many publishers try to make the switch from paperback to digital app for climbing guidebooks, the desire by climbers to own physical books is making that difficult. Last year, a number of new […]


Watch Minnesota Ice Climb Collapse on Tourists

January 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Minnehaha Falls in Minnesota has been climbed in the past, but is currently closed to access. That doesn’t stop tourists from hiking around the base and behind the pillars. Watch this video of a […]