Watch a Massive Rockfall on Piz Cengalo in Switzerland

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch a Massive Rockfall on Piz Cengalo in Switzerland

The Sciora hut Facebook page posted the following video by Anna Vaninetti of a large rockfall on Piz Cengalo. In 2011 and 2012, large rockfalls were reported on PlanetMountain.com, which you can read about […]


Quebec FestiRoc 2016 is This Weekend

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events | Comments Off on Quebec FestiRoc 2016 is This Weekend

The seventh annual FestiRoc festival will be from Sept. 16 to 18 at Parc de la Forêt Ouareau north of Montreal. There will be clinics, a Quebec climbing history presentation by Hugo Drouin and […]


Tips For Safer, Better and Warmer Ice Climbing This Winter

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Tips For Safer, Better and Warmer Ice Climbing This Winter

Whether you are mixed or waterfall climbing, good technique and planning will lead to a higher chance of success and more fun.





Four Canadian Ice/Mixed Videos to Get You Winter Psyched

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Four Canadian Ice/Mixed Videos to Get You Winter Psyched

It’s nearly ice/mixed climbing season and in some parts of Canada the cold temperatures are already freezing things up. Keep in mind the objective hazards of ice/mixed climbing are different than rock. Avalanche slopes, […]


Alex Honnold Talks About Race Cars, Big Balls and Sheep

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Alex Honnold Talks About Race Cars, Big Balls and Sheep

Alex Honnold has been interviewed countless times and is often asked the same questions about soloing and fear. In a recent sit-down with EpicTV, Honnold answered questions about dinosaurs and talked about race car […]


New 5.12 in Squamish Climbs Featured Granite

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New 5.12 in Squamish Climbs Featured Granite

Chris Singer has added a new route to Paradise Valley near Squamish. On Instagram, he reported his new route is called Kype of the Pinook and goes at 5.12+. Paradise Valley has seen a […]


Watch Tom O’Halloran Make History with Baker’s Dozen 5.14d

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Tom O’Halloran Make History with Baker’s Dozen 5.14d

Tom O’Halloran became the first Australian to climb 5.14d with the first ascent of his route Baker’s Dozen at The Pit in the Blue Mountains in June. In an interview with VerticalLifeMag.com, he said, […]