Words with Now-Canadian Wayne Merry who was on The Nose First Ascent

March 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Words with Now-Canadian Wayne Merry who was on The Nose First Ascent

Dave Benton visited Wayne Merry, who was with Warren Harding and George Whitmore on the first ascent of The Nose in Yosemite in 1958, at his home in Atlin, B.C. The sharp edged granite cracks […]


Big New Quebec Mixed Route in Memory of Benoit Marion

March 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News | Comments Off on Big New Quebec Mixed Route in Memory of Benoit Marion

Big new mixed route climbed in Quebec in memory of Benoit Marion. Jean Francois Girard and Carl Darveau have established Aller simple pour Mars M7+ WI7- 190 m in Percé. The climbers made the […]


Marc-Andre Leclerc and Luka Lindic on Classic Mount Temple Route

March 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | 1 Comment »

Canadian March-Andre Leclerc and Slovenian Luka Lindic rope up for the first time. The two top alpine climbers have passed each other more than once on Cerro Torre, but have never roped up. Leclerc […]


En Vino Novellus, a Mountain Fiction Event in Canmore

March 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on En Vino Novellus, a Mountain Fiction Event in Canmore

The seventh annual En Vino Novellus took place in Canmore on March 24.  Six authors participated in the event, which paired books with wine. Three men and three women read from their new or […]


Watch Ueli Steck on Les Drus North Couloir Direct

March 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News, Video | Comments Off on Watch Ueli Steck on Les Drus North Couloir Direct

Last winter, Ueli Steck, Mathieu Maynadier and Jérôme Para climbed North Couloir Direct VI Al6+ M8 800 m on Les Drus. Here is footage by Bertrand Delapierre and Guillaume Broust who captured the ascent […]


Rachel Slater and Tim Newton Recovered From Ben Nevis

March 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News | Comments Off on Rachel Slater and Tim Newton Recovered From Ben Nevis

The bodies of Rachel Slater and Tim Newton have been found and recovered on Ben Nevis. Rachel Slater and Tim Newton had left their camp for a technical climb on Ben Nevis on Valentines […]


Legendary American Climber Glen Dawson Lives to 103

March 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Legendary American Climber Glen Dawson Lives to 103

American Glen Dawson was a leading climber in the 1930s and died on March 22 at the age of 103. Dawson led the way in the 1930s with a number of difficult ascents, including […]