New VIMFF Grants for Canadians to Explore

December 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) has announced news about two new grants for Canadians going on adventures. The VIMFF Adventure Film Grant presented by Arc’teryx will award $5,000 to the selected recipient […]


Fred Moix Sends 5.14 Roof Crack Greenspit in Italy

December 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Fred Moix has sent the famous Greenspit 5.14a roof crack at Valle dell’Orco in Italy. Moix belayed Didier Berthod on the first free ascent of the route in 2003. The hard route has been […]


Sport Climbing Added to Youth Olympic Games 2018

December 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

IOC meetings are taking place this week in Lausanne, Switzerland, and yesterday the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board agreed to add three sports to the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018 Sports […]


Will Gadd Shares Japan Ice and Near Miss Story

December 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

In the winter of 2015, Will Gadd, Sarah Hueniken, John Price and Ed Hannam met up in Japan for some ice climbing. Hannam is a local climber who runs IceClimbingJapan.com and had promised lots […]


Charles Albert Sends New V15 Climbing Barefoot

December 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Charles Albert has climbed a new V15 in Gros Sablons at Fontainebleau. The long-time project is called La Révolutionnaire and took “barefoot” Charles a number of sessions to send. Below is a photo of […]


New Hard Route on Eiger by Tom Ballard and Marcin Tomaszewski

December 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Tom Ballard and Marcin Tomaszewski have made the first ascent of the 1,800-metre Titanic 5.10c M5 A3 up the north face of the Eiger. The two climbers spent seven days on the wall. Tomaszewski […]


Watch Mina Leslie-Wujastyk Boulder in the Grampians

December 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | No Comments »

The variety of rock in the Grampians is incredible and makes for varied climbing throughout the areas. This video shows some of the most interesting rock from the waves and swirls of Kindergarten to […]