Climbing Gear from Winter Outdoor Retailer 2017

January 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Hardware, Mountain, News, Profiles, Ropes | No Comments »

Every year, industry members and athletes head to Salt Lake City to take part in the Outdoor Retailer. Below is just some of the gear announced for 2017. Be sure to pick up the […]


Michaela Kiersch Sends The Golden Ticket 5.14c at RRG

January 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

In November 2016, Michaela Kiersch sent The Golden Ticket 5.14c at Red River Gorge in Kentucky. “A short film by Andy Wickstrom, Brandon and Gabi Fox that chronicles the historic first female ascent of […]


Happy 94th Birthday Fred Beckey!

January 14th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | 2 Comments »

Fred Beckey is one of the world’s most accomplished climbers and turned 94 on Jan. 14, 2017. Born on Jan. 14, 1923, Friedrich Wolfgang Beckey has established new routes all around the world, authored a number of […]


Watch Ben Smith Send Nova Scotia’s First 5.14

January 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

In Fall of 2016, Ben Smith made the first ascent of The Trickle Down 5.14-, the hardest route on Canada’s East Coast and the first of the grade in Nova Scotia. Be sure to […]


Nico Favresse Sends 5.14d Before Patagonia Trip

January 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Nico Favresse is one of the world’s leading all-round climbers. When he’s not freeing new lines up big walls, he is projecting difficult single-pitch routes. In preparation for his upcoming trip to Patagonia, he […]


Daisuke Ichimiya Gets Third Ascent of Horizon V15

January 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in 2013.04, Bouldering, International, News, Routes | No Comments »

Japanese boulderer Daisuke Ichimiya has made the third ascent of Dai Koyamada’s Horizon V15, in Mount Hiei, Japan. Ichimaya, 23, had sent two V15s before: Shambala and Vanitas. All three V15s noted were opened […]


The 2017 Tour de Bloc 14 Schedule

January 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The Tour de Bloc season starts on Nov. 5 in Canmore and Montreal, full schedule below. Follow the comp action on Instagram at GrippedMagazineComps and if you want us to share a photo use […]