Mammut Photo Contest Winners

August 20th, 2013 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in 2013.04, Articles | Comments Off on Mammut Photo Contest Winners

Mammut photo contest winners.


Reducing the Risk on Rockies Limestone

April 5th, 2013 by gripped | Posted in 2010.02, 2013.02, Articles, Mountain, News, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Reducing the Risk on Rockies Limestone

When it comes to surviving and thriving in the battle with gravity, being a good climber is only part of the equation. I’ve been very fortunate to have climbed a very long time. Using my experiences over the years, I hope to offer some tips to reduce risk, preventable heartache and suffering.





The Prophet

April 5th, 2013 by gripped | Posted in 2013.02, Articles, International, Mountain, News, Rock | Comments Off on The Prophet

When I sat down to write this story it was just supposed to be about this route in Yosemite called The Prophet which I completed this fall. As I started typing I realized that it was much more than just a route for me, and this made the writing process more difficult than just summing up a stack of pitches on a granite wall.





Big Trad – The Rockies Modern Game

February 8th, 2013 by gripped | Posted in 2013.01, Articles | Comments Off on Big Trad – The Rockies Modern Game

What exactly is the traditional game today depends on who you talk to. Some old-school traditionalists who say the modern game has ruined climbing. The younger generation rush to embrace modern tactics and ethics in search of ever steeper ground and harder grades.





A Bouldering Affair – Still in Love After All These Years

February 8th, 2013 by gripped | Posted in 2013.01, Articles | Comments Off on A Bouldering Affair – Still in Love After All These Years

Against all the odds, as well as my cheating climbing heart and the endless mountain passes separating us, I’m still head-over-heels for the bouldering in Bishop, California.





Out of Nowhere – Nathan Kutcher

December 12th, 2012 by gripped | Posted in 2011.03, 2012.06, Articles | Comments Off on Out of Nowhere – Nathan Kutcher

If you looked at the roster for the men’s competition this past January, you probably wouldn’t have picked first-time competitor Nathan Kutcher of St. Catharines to win top honors. “Nobody in the competition had ever even heard of this guy,” competition director and Ouray Ice Park co-founder Bill Whitt said. “But he came and dominated.”





The Okanagan’s Bouldering Boom

October 5th, 2012 by gripped | Posted in 2012.05, Articles | Comments Off on The Okanagan’s Bouldering Boom

Currently, the Okanagan boasts at least 10 bouldering areas with over 1000 established problems. The rock varies from Tuolumne-style, knobby granite to RMNP-esque boulder fields filled with ridiculously featured Monashee gneiss. Settings range from lakeside escapes to higher elevation “kid in a candy store” boulder fields.