Gripped’s Top 20 Gear from Outdoor Retailer 2016

August 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Bouldering, Events, Events, Footwear, Gear, Hardware, Harnesses, Ice, Mountain, News, Outdoor, Profiles, Rock, Ropes | Comments Off on Gripped’s Top 20 Gear from Outdoor Retailer 2016

The 2016 Outdoor Retailer was a gathering of climbers, brands and industry representatives. While there are many reasons to attend the event, the main one was to reveal what is new for 2017. The […]


Watch Sarah Hueniken Climb Big and Steep Ice in Rockies

August 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Sarah Hueniken Climb Big and Steep Ice in Rockies

Sarah Hueniken is based in the Canadian Rockies and is one of Canada’s leading climbers. In this short film by Canmore-based videographer Craig Hall, Hueniken opens up about more than just climbing. In this […]


New Zealanders Climb New Peru Alpine Routes

July 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on New Zealanders Climb New Peru Alpine Routes

Daniel Joll of the New Zealand Alpine Team (NZAT) has reported about the team’s recent trip the Cordillera Blanca in Peru. They climbed a number of new routes on the mighty Taulliraju 5,830 metres and other […]


Bryce Brown Finalist for Banff Mountain Photo Essay

June 30th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Ice, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Bryce Brown Finalist for Banff Mountain Photo Essay

Bryce Brown has been a contributor to Gripped for the past few years. One of his big pieces in the magazine featured photos from his trip to Mount Logan in the spring of 2015. Accompanied […]


Illegal Drone Footage in Canada’s National Park Looks Good

May 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | 1 Comment »

Flying a drone in Canada’s national parks is illegal without a permit. Many of Canada’s biggest ice climbs are off limits to drones, including Curtain Call, Slip Stream and Polar Circus. The below video […]


New Hard Big Alpine Rockies Climb by Marc-Andre Leclerc and Luka Lindic

April 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Hard Big Alpine Rockies Climb by Marc-Andre Leclerc and Luka Lindic

Canadian Marc-Andre Leclerc and Slovenian Luka Lindic climbed made the first ascent of Mount Tuzo’s northeast face. The big new route goes at M7+ WI6+R and climbs 1,110 metres of terrain. The big wall […]


Big New Quebec Mixed Route in Memory of Benoit Marion

March 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News | Comments Off on Big New Quebec Mixed Route in Memory of Benoit Marion

Big new mixed route climbed in Quebec in memory of Benoit Marion. Jean Francois Girard and Carl Darveau have established Aller simple pour Mars M7+ WI7- 190 m in Percé. The climbers made the […]