Watch a Tribute to the Late Douglas Tompkins

July 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Gear, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch a Tribute to the Late Douglas Tompkins

The following is by Tompkins Conservation: Douglas Tompkins was a world-renowned adventurer, entrepreneur, and conservationist. Co-founder of The North Face and Esprit, Doug spent the first half of his life building successful, global brands, […]


Ryan Van Horne Solos New Colonel Foster Route

July 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Ryan Van Horne Solos New Colonel Foster Route

At the end of June, Ryan Van Horne hiked to the Colonel Foster and camped at the south col. The following day, he moved under the large west face until he was below the […]


Caroline Ciavaldini Sends Voie Petit in Chamonix

July 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Caroline Ciavaldini Sends Voie Petit in Chamonix

Caroline Ciavaldini has become the first woman to send Voie Petit 5.13d on the Grand Capucin on Mont Blanc du Tacul. The test-piece 450-metre route was first climbed by Arnaud Petit in 1997. Known […]


Highlights from the Arc’teryx Alpine Academy in Chamonix

July 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Events, Events, Gear, Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Highlights from the Arc’teryx Alpine Academy in Chamonix

The fifth annual Arc’teryx Alpine Academy took place in Chamonix this spring. Watch this short highlight reel.


Brette Harrington’s Top Five Canadian Sends

July 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Brette Harrington’s Top Five Canadian Sends

Brette Harrington is one of America’s top climbers and she has spent considerable time in Canada over the past few years. Andrew Bisharat recently published a great interview with Harrington on his website Evening […]


How to Rig a Canadian Flag on a Mountain

July 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on How to Rig a Canadian Flag on a Mountain

Ha Ling above Canmore provides an easy-access summit and a large, low angled upper wall. While it provides excellent climbing, on Canada Day, it doubles as a place to hang our mighty flag. If […]


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 […]