Three New Routes on Alaska Big Wall Xanadu

August 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

The west face of Xanadu is known as the Half Dome of the Arctic and up until this summer, it had no big wall routes. It’s found in the Arrigetch Peaks in the in […]


Watch Mountain Rescue Helicopter Crash, All OK

August 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Watch this wild video that captures a helicopter crashing while making a rescue on Austria’s mountain called Grobglockner. The vehicle came to rest on an edge above a 300-metre drop. Despite how bad it […]


Busy Month, New Routes and Sends at Acephale

August 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Acephale has long been one of Alberta’s go-to sport climbing crags for strong climbers. There is a high concentration of 5.12s, 5.13s and 5.14s and a relatively short approach. @becca_frangos latching the thank god […]


First Ascent of Remote Mount Priestley in B.C.

August 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | 1 Comment »

John Gill, Jordan Craven and Drew Copeland have just completed a new route on a previously unclimbed summit, Mount Priestley. The 2,359-metre peak north of Terrace, B.C. is one of Canada’s ultra-prominent peaks (remaining […]


Andy Raether Sends Old Project in Nevada at 5.14d

August 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Andy Raether has made the first ascent of Manphibian 5.14d at Mount Charleston in Nevada seven years after bolting the steep line. A post shared by Andy Raether – Menagerie Holds (@menagerieclimb) on Jul […]


You Have to Bring This Gear up Mont Blanc Now

August 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The Gouter Route on Mont Blanc is one of Europe’s most popular alpine climbs and now you have to bring certain gear if you want to climb it. The Mayor of St. Gervais near […]


Leaning Towers 1975 Big Wall Pulpit Project Climbed

August 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

The dry summer in B.C. has been good for climbers with remote big wall plans, like Kevin Martin and Ian Dusome who just made an impressive first ascent in the Leaning Towers of the […]