Adam Ondra Sends New 5.15a and 5.14d in Switzerland and Norway

July 30th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

According to 8a.nu, Adam Ondra has had a busy few weeks. He onsighted Barracuda 5.14c in Kaitersberg and Gimmel Express 5.14c in Grimmelwald. In Frankenjura, he sent Black Label 5.14d in less than half-an-hour. […]


New Squamish 5.11 and 5.13 at Different Walls

July 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Kyle Koroll and Ryan Davy added a new 35-metre 5.11c bolted pitch above the first pitch of Bullethead Easy and the Gift. After a short scramble up you reach the base of a short […]


Climbing Reinstated at Ontario’s Bon Echo

July 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) Toronto Section has announced that along with the superintendent of Bon Echo Provincial Park they are happy to announce that as of Fri., July 29, the proud tradition […]


Watch Alex Honnold and Felipe Camargo Climb Big Getu Arch

July 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Alex Honnold and Felipe Camargo head to Getu, China to climb one of the longest and steepest roofs in the world called Corazón de Ensueño. Dani Andrada first climbed the eight-pitch 5.14b sport route […]


New B.C. Whitewater Rocks Guidebook is Online

July 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Mountain Culture Group’s online editor Vince Hempsall touched base about his recent trip up to Whitewater Rocks. The area is above the Ymir Bowl at Whitewater Resort in Nelson, B.C. For the past six […]


Watch Jard Leto’s Great Wide Open with Top Climbers

July 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Jared Leto might be one of the today’s most recognizable actors, but he has recently become a climber. In these short films titled The Conquistadors and The Dirtbag, Leto interviews and climbs with Tommy […]


Best Practices to Ensure Access to Ontario’s Lion’s Head

July 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

The Ontario Access Coalition works hard to keep access open to Ontario crags for climbers to enjoy. The following is a list of practices to ensure climbers have long-term access to one of Ontario’s […]