Misty Wall Big Yosemite 5.13 by DiGiulian and Cardwell

May 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Sasha DiGiulian and Jon Cardwell have made the first free ascent of the 15-pitch Misty Wall in Yosemite at 5.13. The first ascent was back in 1963 by Royal Robbins and Dick McCracken. “After […]


Will Stanhope Frees El Corazon on El Capitan

May 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The Canadian team of Mike Doyle and Will Stanhope spent the past week heading up El Corazon on El Capitan in Yosemite. Doyle, who once coached Stanhope in Vancouver, shared the news on Instagram […]


Marek Raganowicz Climbs New Baffin Routes Solo

May 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Marek Raganowicz spent a number of weeks this spring climbing new routes on Baffin Island in bold solo style. Despite the cold temperatures, he climbed two new big aid routes. One was MantraMandal, a […]


New Big Mixed Route in Yoho is Chase is Better…

May 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Over a number of days this winter and spring, Raphael Slawinski and partners established a new route on Mount Stephen in Yoho National Park called The Chase Is Better Than The Catch, a 135-metre […]


New Niagara Escarpment Plan Keeps Climbing Open

May 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The new Niagara Escarpment plan includes access to Niagara Glen, Rattlesnake Point/Buffalo Crag/Bottleglass, Mount Nemo, Kolapore Swamp Kelso and Old Baldy. In 2016, there were rumours the new plan would ban climbing from a […]


Kangchenjunga Skyline Attempt and Everest News

May 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger are attempting to traverse the Kangchenjunga Skyline without bottled oxygen or fixed ropes. The big traverse includes reaching the summits of Yalung Kang (8,505m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Kangchenjunga Central (8,482m) […]


Tim Emmett Sends Superman 5.14c on West Coast

May 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

Tim Emmett has sent Superman 5.14c at Cheakamus Canyon north of Squamish. He noted that he was surprised by his send. “I wasn’t expecting that!” he wrote on Instagram. “I managed to get to […]