New B.C. Whitewater Rocks Guidebook is Online

July 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Mountain Culture Group’s online editor Vince Hempsall touched base about his recent trip up to Whitewater Rocks. The area is above the Ymir Bowl at Whitewater Resort in Nelson, B.C. For the past six […]


Watch Jard Leto’s Great Wide Open with Top Climbers

July 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Jared Leto might be one of the today’s most recognizable actors, but he has recently become a climber. In these short films titled The Conquistadors and The Dirtbag, Leto interviews and climbs with Tommy […]


Best Practices to Ensure Access to Ontario’s Lion’s Head

July 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

The Ontario Access Coalition works hard to keep access open to Ontario crags for climbers to enjoy. The following is a list of practices to ensure climbers have long-term access to one of Ontario’s […]


Stephan Siegrist Sets Highline World Record in Africa

July 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Swiss alpinist Stephan Siegrist realized an extraordinary balancing act in the summit region of Kilimanjaro. He set a world record by walking a highline at 5,700 metres above sea level. The 20-metre long highline […]


Watch Alex Megos on Ben Moon’s Hard Hubble

July 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

In June, Alex Megos sent Ben Moon’s famous eight-metre high Hubble 8c+/5.14c at Raven Tor in the Peak District, U.K. The first ascent was in 1990 and some have speculated it was the first […]


Alex Johnson on Failure and The Swarm V13

July 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Alex Johnson is a top American climber and in this short video, she works on projecting The Swarm V13 in Bishop.


Another New Route up Colonel Foster is Northwest Arete

July 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Mount Colonel Foster is a popular peak this summer, as there have been big solo pushes and new routes and it’s only the end of July. Guidebook author and local developer Philip Stone joined […]