Patagonia Bad Weather Halts Riders on the Storm Attempt

February 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Patagonia Bad Weather Halts Riders on the Storm Attempt

Mayan Smith-Gobat and Brette Harrington spent a number of weeks in Patagonia hoping to make the first free ascent of Riders on the Storm up the Central Tower of Paine. Bad weather forced the […]


The Cougar Creek Highline in Canmore

February 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on The Cougar Creek Highline in Canmore

Cougar Creek is a popular climbing area in Canmore between Mount Lady MacDonald and Grotto Mountain. There are hundreds of sport routes on its many crags. In some places, the canyon makes for good […]


Grit and Rock Female Only Alpine Climbing Grant Awarded

February 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Grit and Rock Female Only Alpine Climbing Grant Awarded

The Grit and Rock Foundation announced the recipients of their new female-only Grit and Rock First Ascent Expedition Award. Grant money will go to four teams heading out on expeditions. The GritandRock.net website states, […]


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. […]