Two New Routes Kick Off Alaska 2017 Season

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

The 2017 season in Alaska has started with a bang as Greg Boswell and Will Sim have climbed two new routes above the Buckskin Glacier, near the famous Mooses Tooth spire. With bluebird conditions, […]


Quebec Climber Louis Rousseau Talks Cho Oyu 2017

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

Quebec climber Louis Rousseau is on a big trip with a small team to climb a new route up the north face of Cho Oyu in the Himalayas. Rousseau is no stranger to the […]


New Route on B.C.’s Mount Arrowsmith is Scottish Soup Kitchen

April 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Mount Arrowsmith has long been the focus of alpine climbers on Vancouver Island all seasons of the year. Hunter Lee and Steve Janes have climbed a new three-pitch WI3+ M5R they called Scottish Soup […]


John Hartman’s Paintings of Famous Canadian Climbers and Skiers

April 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Canadian artist John Hartman has been busy painting profiles of Canadian climbers and skiers, such as Barry Blanchard, Sharon Wood, Jim Elzinga and Kevin Doyle. Part of the collection is his exhibit called Across […]


The 2017 Piolet d’Or Goes to British and Russian Climbers

April 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The 2017 Piolet d’Or has been awarded to Nick Bullock and Paul Ramsden for a new route on Nyainqentangla and to Russians Dmitry Golovchenko, Dmitry Grigoriev and Sergey Nilov for a new route on […]


10 Things to Remember For Spring Climbing

April 12th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on 10 Things to Remember For Spring Climbing

It’s springtime, which means thousands of climbers will be exchanging the gym bag for the crag pack. Here are 10 things to remember when heading back outdoors. 1. Ticks, Bears and Other Bugs: Ticks are […]


Five Hikers Die After Cornice Collapse in B.C.

April 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Five Hikers Die After Cornice Collapse in B.C.

Five hikers fell 500 metres to their deaths after a cornice collapsed on Mount Harvey north of Vancouver. Search and rescue was alerted to the accident late Saturday afternoon. A sixth hiker with the […]