Interview with Top Comp Climber Stefano Ghisolfi

December 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Profiles | No Comments »

In this short interview, Stefano Ghisolfi talks about Arco, travelling and more. The 23-year-old Italian is currently ranked fourth in the world, won the Xiamen World Cup in October, see his full IFSC scorecard […]


Commentary Highlights from Legends Only 2016

December 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Video | No Comments »

La Sportiva Legends Only 2016 took place at the end of November. Jongwon Chon from Japan won the comp, for results and to watch the full show see here.


La Pomme d’Or is a Classic Canadian Ice Route in Quebec

December 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

La Pomme d’Or is on Mont de l’Equerre in Hautes-gorges de la rivière Malbaie, Quebec. The first ascent of the 350-metre WI5+ was by Kurt Winkler and Jim Tierney in March 1980. In 1985, […]


Early Season Accidents in Rockies a Good Reminder

December 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The 2016/17 winter season in the Rockies is off to a slow start. Much like ice climbing conditions in B.C., Ontario and Quebec, the mild temperatures have kept many of the popular ice routes […]


Watch Nick Bullock and Paul Ramsden on New Tibet Alpine

December 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

In October 2016, Nick Bullock and Paul Ramsden made the first ascent of the 7,046-metre Nyainqentangla South East in Tibet via the North Buttress. Their first route together was a leap of faith in […]


Adam Ondra Tips His Hat to Yosemite Senders

December 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Adam Ondra is now part of Yosemite’s history. After six weeks of committing himself to some of the most challenging rock climbing pitches in America, he is returning home to Europe. He made the […]


Ontario Climbers Climb Rocket Man in Rockies

December 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Toronto-based climbers Stas Beskin and Daniel Martian have climbed Rocket Man M7+ WI5+ 300m on Mount Patterson in the Rockies. Rocket Man was recently climbed by Americans Kurt Ross and Colin Simon, with Ross […]