Mount Whitney Gets New Big 5.11 Called Inyo Face

June 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Mount Whitney Gets New Big 5.11 Called Inyo Face

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 | Comments Off on Words With Climber and Historian Patrick Kavanagh

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 | Comments Off on Heather Weidner Sends China Doll 5.14aR, Makes History

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 […]


Influential British Climber and Writer Ken Wilson has Died

June 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Influential British Climber and Writer Ken Wilson has Died

Ken Wilson influenced a generation of climbers through his books and as the editor of Mountain magazine. In 2015, he received the Boardman/Tasker lifetime achievement award, as “a long-time influencer of outdoor media and global climbing […]


Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey Trailer

June 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey Trailer

The upcoming documentary by Dave O’Leske about Fred Beckey is called Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey. O’Leske examines the life of one of the most rebellious climbing icons ever. Beckey inspired a generation with his daring […]


Big Alpine Highline is the First in the Bugaboos

June 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Big Alpine Highline is the First in the Bugaboos

On June 7, Drew Leiterman and Travis Foster established a new high line on Crescent Towers in the Bugaboos. “This is the first in the Bugaboos and second alpine highline in Canada,” said Leiterman. There […]