Mount Dag in B.C. 5.11d Big Wall Repeated

August 31st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Mount Dag in B.C. 5.11d Big Wall Repeated

Mount Dag has a nearly 1,000-metre north face with at least three big routes. One of those routes is the all-free 950-metre Riding Skinfaxi at 5.11d. B.C. climbers Jasmin Caton and Cam Shute just […]


Arc’teryx Recall on First-Gen Procline Ski Boots

August 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear | Comments Off on Arc’teryx Recall on First-Gen Procline Ski Boots

Arc’teryx has announced a voluntary recall on their first-generation Procline ski boots. The rear axis pin failed in some boots, which could lead to a fall hazard. The boots were introduced two years ago […]


Climbers Shot At in Little Cottonwood Canyon

August 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Climbers Shot At in Little Cottonwood Canyon

The Salt Lake Tribune reported that a gunman opened fire on Monday evening on climbers in Little Cottonwood Canyon, a popular Utah climbing area. Samuel Clairmont and partners were rappelling from the fourth pitch […]


New Game of Thrones on Monarch Mountain in B.C.

August 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Game of Thrones on Monarch Mountain in B.C.

Simon Richardson and Michael Rinn made the first ascent of Game of Thrones up the southwest face of Monarch Mountain in the Coast Mountains between Aug. 4 and 6. The 1,250-metre route was climbed […]


Gord McArthur on His World’s First D16

August 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Gord McArthur on His World’s First D16

Gord McArthur is one of Canada’s top winter climbers, with ascents of hard drytool routes around the world. This summer, he made the first ascent of his monster 85-metre Storm Giant in southeastern B.C. […]


New Film ‘Pretty Strong’ is Much Needed

August 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on New Film ‘Pretty Strong’ is Much Needed

This new film project called ‘Pretty Strong’ promises to be an action-packed and inspiring project once complete. The film’s production team have started a kickstarter page, on which they note, “A climbing film about […]


Watch Chris Sharma Climb Wild 5.14 DWS

August 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Watch Chris Sharma Climb Wild 5.14 DWS

Chris Sharma has climbed “a perfect line” up the Vallon Pont d’Arc in Southern France. His new deep water solo (DWS) route is a 30-metre 5.14 that took him four days to piece together. […]