The 2017 Tour de Bloc 14 Schedule

January 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The Tour de Bloc season starts on Nov. 5 in Canmore and Montreal, full schedule below. Follow the comp action on Instagram at GrippedMagazineComps and if you want us to share a photo use […]


Squamish Climbers Send The Chief in Icy Conditions

January 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

It’s fair to say that cold weather and lots of snow doesn’t shut down the climbing in Squamish. Jia Condon, Paul McSorley, Jason Kruk and Tony Richardson recently made an icy ascent of The […]


Five Reasons to Buy Climbing Magazines

January 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The sport of climbing has had an online presence for nearly 20 years and one thing is certain, digital climbing media does not replace print. Many people thought that one day all of the […]


Will Gadd Gets Real About Ice Climbing Accidents

January 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Will Gadd has established some of the world’s most difficult single-pitch mixed routes and is arguably one of Canada’s most well-known outdoor personalities. And over the past few months, he has seen a rise […]


Canadians Advanced to Semis at Korea Ice World Cup

January 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Events, Events, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The 2017 Ice Climbing World Cup is taking place in Cheongsong, Korea this weekend for the tour’s third stop of the season. And for the third competition in a row, Noah Beek of B.C. […]


Royal Robbins Had a Dormant Swiss Bank Account

January 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Royal Robbins was a leading rock climber during the 1950s and 60s. Over 50 years ago while instructing at the International School of Mountaineering in Leysinhe, he opened a Swiss bank account. It was […]


Watch Stormbringer Film About Big Norway Ice

January 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

In February 2015, Tanja Schmitt, Heike Schmitt and Matthias Scherer set out to Eidfjord Norway. Over two winters they attempted a monstrous ice line called Fjåne Fossenin vain. Watch as the climbers visit Fjåne […]