Patagonia Fitz Clean Up and Some New Routes

February 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Patagonia Fitz Clean Up and Some New Routes

Patagonia Vertical is the one-stop shop to find out what’s going on in Patagonia. The season down south has been snowy and windy and many climbers have sat around waiting for a weather window. […]


Marc-Andre Leclerc Climbs New Integral on Slesse

February 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Marc-Andre Leclerc Climbs New Integral on Slesse

No one knows the ridges, faces and features on Mount Slesse more than Marc-Andre Leclerc and over the past few weeks, he has climbed a number of long and aesthetic alpine routes in the […]


Watch Second Ascent of Metanoia on Eiger Film

February 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Second Ascent of Metanoia on Eiger Film

In the winter of 1991 Jeff Lowe climbed a line straight up the north face of the Eiger. Alone and without bolts. Many said it was madness, most said it was visionary, everybody said […]


Avalanches in B.C., Rockies and Buried Climbers in Quebec

January 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Avalanches in B.C., Rockies and Buried Climbers in Quebec

There have been a number of large avalanches reported on popular routes in Canada over the past few days. Avalanches are caused by a number of things and every winter climber should familiarize themselves […]


Three Alpine Climbing Blog Posts from January 2017

January 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Three Alpine Climbing Blog Posts from January 2017

While many climbers have abandoned their blogs reports for social media, it seems many alpine and ice climbers are still at it. Below are three blog posts from the past month about alpine and […]


Watch Top Climbers and Babies in Climbing Mockumentary

January 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Top Climbers and Babies in Climbing Mockumentary

A mockumentary by Eric Becker filmed at the 2016 Banff Adventure Filmmaking Workshop (part of The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival) and selected by National Geographic as part of their short film showcase. […]


The Copp-Dash Inspire Award is Accepting Applications

January 24th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on The Copp-Dash Inspire Award is Accepting Applications

The Copp-Dash Inspire Award is currently accepting applications through March 3, 2017 for small climbing teams attempting fast and light alpine climbing objectives with a desire to creatively document and share their experience. The […]