Polartec Pulls Out of Outdoor Retailer in Utah 2017

February 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Polartec Pulls Out of Outdoor Retailer in Utah 2017

Polartec stated: Polartec, the premium provider of innovative textile solutions, announces its withdrawal from the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Utah. The announcement comes following much consideration, and is made in solidarity with Polartec […]


Intravenous Fly Trap is Hard New Scottish Winter Route

February 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Intravenous Fly Trap is Hard New Scottish Winter Route

Greg Boswell led a new route in Scotland he called Intravenous Fly Trap X/10. On Instagram, he wrote about the below photo, “Scott seconding our new route in Lochain called Intravenous Fly Trap X/10. […]


Arc’teryx Withdraws from Outdoor Retailer 2017 in Utah

February 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Arc’teryx Withdraws from Outdoor Retailer 2017 in Utah

Last week, the company Patagonia announced they would boycott the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City. And now Arc’teryx posted the following statement on their bird blog: Arc’teryx is a company that has […]


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 […]