Couple Faked Photographs in Everest Summit Claim

August 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Couple Faked Photographs in Everest Summit Claim

Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod announced in June that they had become first Indian couple to summit Everest. Some climbers who were on the mountain said the claims were a lie. This week, Nepalese authorities […]


Over 100K Raised for Rescue of Missing American Alpinists in Pakistan

August 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Over 100K Raised for Rescue of Missing American Alpinists in Pakistan

An outpouring of support for two Salt Lake City climbers who are missing during a climbing expedition in northern Pakistan has resulted in friends establishing a fund where others may contribute to the international […]


Support Fund to Search for American Alpinists Missing in Pakistan

August 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Support Fund to Search for American Alpinists Missing in Pakistan

A number of news sources are reporting that early on Sun., Aug. 21, Kyle Dempster and Scott Adamson started up the north face of Ogre 2 above the Choktoi Glacier in northern Pakistan. They […]


Ben Dare Solos New Winter Mixed on New Zealand Wall

August 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Ben Dare Solos New Winter Mixed on New Zealand Wall

Ben Dare recently soloed a new route on the east face of Fastness Peak at M5 A1 WI5 for 700 metres. The 2,383-metre wall is remote and hadn’t seen an ascent in two decades. […]


Hard New 1,000-Metre Route on Postern Mountain in Ramparts

August 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Hard New 1,000-Metre Route on Postern Mountain in Ramparts

Postern Mountain is one of the big quartzite peaks in the Ramparts along the B.C. and Alberta border. It’s large northwest face had been talked about among Canadian alpine climbers for years. This August, […]


Throwback Thursday: Waddington First Ascent One Year Ago Today

August 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Throwback Thursday: Waddington First Ascent One Year Ago Today

On Aug. 18, 2015, Paul McSorley, Mayan Smith-Gobat and Ines Papert climbed a new mixed route up the aesthetic Southwest Buttress of Mount Waddington’s northwest summit in B.C. The new 800-metre 20-pitch route goes […]


Gripped’s Top 20 Gear from Outdoor Retailer 2016

August 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Bouldering, Events, Events, Footwear, Gear, Hardware, Harnesses, Ice, Mountain, News, Outdoor, Profiles, Rock, Ropes | Comments Off on Gripped’s Top 20 Gear from Outdoor Retailer 2016

The 2016 Outdoor Retailer was a gathering of climbers, brands and industry representatives. While there are many reasons to attend the event, the main one was to reveal what is new for 2017. The […]