Watch Megan Mascarenas Boulder in Fontainebleau

February 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Here is a film about Megan Mascarenas in Fontainebleau back in October 2016. Dealing with the weather and rock conditions, getting into the atmosphere of this enchanted forest, exploring the specific needs of compression […]


Whipper Wednesday: Back of the Lake Fall Could Have Been Worse

February 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Falling can lead to horrible outcomes, especially on gear-protected routes. In this video, the lead climber is on Exquisite Corpse 5.9 at Back of the Lake in the Rockies. He placed a small stopper […]


New V15 in Japan is Kuzan by Toshi Takeuchi

February 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Video | No Comments »

Toshi Takeuchi just made the first ascent of Kuzan V15 in Mie, Japan. The steep line is an extension of Tatsuya Muraoka’s Borasalino V14, which Takeuchi added a dyno to. Clip of the Kuzan […]


Hansjörg Auer Talks About His Solo of Marmolada Fish Route

February 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | No Comments »

In 2007, Austrian climber Hansjörg Auer soloed the 1,000-metre Fish Route 5.12 up the south face of the Marmolada in the Italian Dolomite. The route was first climbed in 1981 by Jindrich Suster and […]


Winners of Vancouver Mountain Film Festival 2017

February 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The 2017 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival wrapped up on Saturday night after nine days of films and presentations covering all aspects of mountain sports and culture. The film competition was busy this year […]


Big Wave Wall in Newfoundland Gets Big Mixed Route

February 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Calgary-based climbers Michelle Kadatz and Jon Walsh have been on Canada’s East Coast experiencing Newfoundland’s big ice for the first time. They got right to work and have established at least one big line. […]


Monster New Newfoundland Ice Route is Dreamline WI6+

February 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, Ice, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Will Mayo, Anna Pfaff and Joe Terravecchia have made the first ascent of a spray ice line right of the big waterfall in Newfoundland known as Pissing Mare Falls. The 400-metre route forms with […]