Learning from The Prophet

February 7th, 2012 by gripped | Posted in 2012.01, Articles | Comments Off on Learning from The Prophet

Two of Canada’s top climbers bag the second ascent of a new Yosemite testpiece


“Justin A Louis …OVER…..”

February 7th, 2012 by gripped | Posted in 2012.01, Articles | Comments Off on “Justin A Louis …OVER…..”

“To all team members on Gasherbrums One and Two, please respond, this is an emergency. Over.”





Mammut Photo Contest

November 24th, 2011 by gripped | Posted in 2011.06, Articles | Comments Off on Mammut Photo Contest

Mammut Photo Contest Winners





A PhD in the School of Rock and Snow

November 24th, 2011 by gripped | Posted in 2011.06, Articles | Comments Off on A PhD in the School of Rock and Snow

There is an old saying “those who cannot do, teach.” The ACMG is an exception; you have to be able to do both.





CERRO TORRE.

October 13th, 2011 by gripped | Posted in 2011.05, Articles | Comments Off on CERRO TORRE.

The mighty east face of Cerro Torre leered above, taunting me. This was the culmination of a season spent biding time, waiting for conditions and weather to allow us to attempt our dream project. I was amazed we were finally getting the chance.





Ontario New Route Resurgence

October 13th, 2011 by gripped | Posted in 2011.05, Articles | Comments Off on Ontario New Route Resurgence

Despite growing crowds, access issues and overblown environmental concerns, a small group of dedicated Ontario climbers are busy expanding the climbing opportunities just in time for the first comprehensive guidebook in decades.





Risk and Responsibility

October 13th, 2011 by gripped | Posted in 2011.05, Articles | Comments Off on Risk and Responsibility

It seems we’re forgetting that injury and death are potential consequences of playing in the uncontrollable environment of the vertical arena.