Ines Papert Talks About Mega Patagonia Climb

March 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Ines Papert Talks About Mega Patagonia Climb

Ines Papert talks about her recent 36-pitch big wall adventure in Patagonia. Papert, along with climbing partner Mayan Smith-Gobat and photographer Thomas Senf, climbed the east face of Torre Central in Chile via Riders […]


Watch Edu Marin Send Monster Chamonix 5.13d

March 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Edu Marin Send Monster Chamonix 5.13d

Edu Marin sends Voie Petit 5.13d on the Grand Capucin in the Mont Blanc massif in Chamonix. The 14-pitch 450-metre Voie Petit is one of the most difficult routes at 3,800 metres in the […]


Climbers Find Big New Ice and Mixed Routes in Remote Quebec

March 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, Ice, Mountain, News, Routes | 1 Comment »

Five climbers recently spent over a week in a remote area of Quebec and climbed a number of new ice and mixed routes. By Maarten van Haeren We (Jean-Philippe Belanger, Jas Fauteux, Charles Roberge, […]


Documentary about Colorado University’s Alpine Club

March 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Documentary about Colorado University’s Alpine Club

The Colorado University (CU) Alpine Club has 15 years of history compiled in this short doc. “Fifteen years of history since we first started,” they stated. “Getting new climbers into it, creating a community, […]


David Stevenson’s New Book is ‘Warnings Against Myself’

March 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on David Stevenson’s New Book is ‘Warnings Against Myself’

David Stevenson’s new book Warnings Against Myself, Meditations on a Life in Climbing will hit shelves in May 2016. The media release states, “With personal essays detailing noteworthy climbing sites throughout the western United States, infused with […]


New Hard Sport Routes in Rockies

March 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Rock | Comments Off on New Hard Sport Routes in Rockies

It’s winter, but that hasn’t stopped keen new-routers Evan Hau and Marcus Norman from taking advantage of warm-ish days to send. The Calgary climbers made first ascents of two new routes at Hau’s Apocalypse […]


Interview with Benoit Gosselin, Owner of Canmore’s Vertical Addiction

March 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Ice, Mountain, News, Rock | Comments Off on Interview with Benoit Gosselin, Owner of Canmore’s Vertical Addiction

Canmore is one of Canada’s all-round climbing towns and Vertical Addiction is the go-to shop for climbers. Located between Calgary and Banff National Park, Canmore has been home to climbers for over 100 years. While […]