New Routes on Baffin Island by Strong Team

June 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Nico Favresse has sent an update about new routes that have been climbed on Baffin Island in northern Canada. The Island has some of the world’s biggest granite monoliths and while climbers have been […]


First Look at Mirror Wall, Film About Mega New Greenland Big Wall

June 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

As part of a select expedition team led by British climber Leo Houlding, Sheffield-based adventure filmmakers Coldhouse Collective have documented the challenging first ascent of the northwest face of Greenland’s 1,200-metre Mirror Wall. This autumn, […]


Toronto Presentation: Nazi Climbing History Captured in ‘Above the Reich’

June 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

On June 22, Gripped editorial director David Chaundy-Smart will be talking about the link between Nazis, the German Alpine Club and the history of mountaineering. This is one of the most interesting presentations about […]


Mount Whitney Gets New Big 5.11 Called Inyo Face

June 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Mount Whitney is 4,421 metres, which makes it the highest mountain in the Lower 48. It was first climbed on Aug. 18, 1873 by Charles Begole, Albert Johnson and John Luca. This past week, […]


Words With Climber and Historian Patrick Kavanagh

June 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Patrick Kavanagh is a climber from New Zealand who uses forums such as Supertopo for researching climbs and chatting with climbers around the world. While many climbing forums have disappeared over the years, Supertopo has […]


Heather Weidner Sends China Doll 5.14aR, Makes History

June 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Heather Weidner has become the first woman to send the hard China Doll 5.14aR in Dream Canyon, Colorado. By doing so, she became the fourth woman ever to climb 5.14 on gear. In 2015, […]


Marc-Andre Lelcerc and Brette Harrington Solo Colonel Foster’s East Face

June 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | 1 Comment »

Marc-Andre Leclerc and Brette Harrington have made quick work of Mount Colonel Foster, British Columbia’s famous Vancouver Island peak. They hiked in, soloed the 1,200-metre east face via Into the Mystic 5.10a, down climbed […]