Gripped Magazine

News

Sir Chris Bonington to Recieve Piolets d’Or Lifetime Achievement Award

In April 2015, the 23rd Piolet’s d’Or will take place in Chamonix and Courmayeur. British climber Chris Bonington was born in 1934 in Hampstead. and will be awarded the seventh Lifetime Achievement Award. The previous recipients of the award were Walte
Read More

Bold New Rockies Mixed Route

From the team who brought winter climbers the route Man Yoga, comes their latest addition to bold winter mixed climbing: Kahveology. Jon Walsh and Jonny Simms are no strangers to pushing it on frozen walls. Their most recent outing found them climbing the new Kahveology (the
Read More

New Patagonia Traverse by Colin Haley and Marc-Andre Leclerc

In 2008, Colin Haley and Rolando Garibotti traversed the Torres via Travesía del Torre, a 1,900-metre 5.10 C1, that climbed north to south. Haley and Marc-Andre Leclerc have now traversed the Torres from south to north. On Jan. 16, Gripped touched base with Haley to see how the
Read More

Interview with SCBC’s President Iain Stewart-Patterson

Iain Stewart-Patterson is the president of Sport Climbing B.C. (SCBC) and is based in Kamloops. Stweart-Patterson started working in Adventure Education in 1979 and has been an instructor in the Adventure Studies Department at Thompson River University since 1992. As a fully
Read More

Dawn Wall Team on Ellen DeGeneres

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson, fresh from their now-famous Dawn Wall push appeared on live cable television. After 19 days on Dawn Wall, more media than they could handle and a lost voice, Caldwell and Jorgeson stepped in front of America once again. This time, they were
Read More

The Triple-Header, New Speed Record and Words With Hannah Block

On January 11, 2015, over 115 of the top sport climbers from British Columbia gathered at the Sport Climbing Association of British Columbia (SCBC) Triple-Header at the Boulders Climbing Gym in Central Saanich. There were many highlights from the Bouldering and Difficulty
Read More

Operation Hooker: Wyoming’s Hard Big Wall On Video

In 2013 Nik Berry, Dave Allfrey and Mason Earle hiked into the Wind River Range in Wyoming to explore the free-climbing potential of the area’s remote alpine faces. Epic TV brings us their story in three parts. Read more about big wall free climbing in 2013 here. Epict TV
Read More

Tommy Caldwell and Pitch 15

On January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson made the first free ascent of The Dawn Wall on Yosemite’s El Capitan. Watch Tommy climb pitch 15 at the grade of 5.14c in this first footage released by the film crew on the wall. Dawn Wall News
Read More

North America’s 50 Classic Climbs: Fine Jade

Epic TV will be doing a series on North America’s 50 Classic Climbs as found in Steve Roper and Allen Steck’s book, Fifty Classic Climbs of North America. The book was published in 1979. No one has climbed all 50 routes. Canadian Nancy Hansen has climbed the most with
Read More

Dawn Wall Through the Eyes of Tom Evans

Tom Evans is the man behind the El Cap Report. During Yosemite’s peak season, his daily reports are the go-to resource for anyone wanting to know who is climbing what on El Cap. In late December, he started his “special” off-season reports to cover the Dawn
Read More