Another Mega New Mixed Route in Newfoundland

February 23rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, Ice, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Anna Pfaff and Will Mayo have established another monster new route in Newfoundland. This big 200-metre line clocks in at WI7+ M9 and is being called Psycho Killer. The route climbs up ice to […]


Crusher Alex Puccio Sends Another V13

February 23rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Alex Puccio has just ticked her 16th V13 with a send of Luther in Hueco Tanks, followed by sends of The Flame V11 and Rumble in the Jungle V11. Here are all the V13 […]


Strong European Team Frees Big Wall in Patagonia

February 23rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll, Siebe Vanhee and Nicolas Favresse have sent a El Regalo de Mwono up the east face of the Central Tower of Paine in Patagonia. The route is 1,200 metres and was […]


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 […]


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 […]