Splitter New Patagonia Alpine Routes by Japanese Team

February 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Splitter New Patagonia Alpine Routes by Japanese Team

The Japanese team consisting of Takaaki Nagato and Jumbo Katsutaka Yokoyama have climbed two splitter new routes in Patagonia. According to PlanetMountain.com, the climbers made a fast town-to-town ascent of The Last Gringo Standing […]


Yosemite’s 2016 Firefall Impresses Onlookers

February 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Rock | Comments Off on Yosemite’s 2016 Firefall Impresses Onlookers

The annual Firefall drew countless photographers to Yosemite today. Every year for a few weeks in February, the sun lights up Horsetail Fall in Yosemite. The yearly phenomenon looks like a flow of lava […]


Missing Climber in Scotland Lived in Canada

February 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News | Comments Off on Missing Climber in Scotland Lived in Canada

Rachel Slater and Tim Newton went missing this past weekend on a trip to Ben Nevis. It is unclear if the two were attempting a technical route or hiking and camping, but winter storms […]


Lucie Hrozová Sets Standard With New M15 In Colorado

February 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News | Comments Off on Lucie Hrozová Sets Standard With New M15 In Colorado

Lucie Hrozová has made the first ascent of Saphira M15-, which is now the hardest mixed route in the U.S.A. On a recent visit to Colorado, Czech climber Hrozová won the Ouray Ice Fest […]


Marc-Andre Leclerc Talks About Scotland Solos

February 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Marc-Andre Leclerc Talks About Scotland Solos

Marc-Andre Leclerc is one of Canada’s leading solo climbers and is based in Squamish. In this short video, Jon Walsh interviews Lelcerc about his day soloing five routes on Stob Coire Nan Lochan. For a […]


Canadian and Argentinian Make Historic Fitz Roy Climb

February 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Canadian and Argentinian Make Historic Fitz Roy Climb

Canadian Tony McLane and Argentinian Jorge Ackermann sent big on Fitz Roy last week. According to Rolando Garibotti, the two climbers made the first one day ascent and fourth ascent overall of the 1,250-metre El Corazon […]


Second Free Ascent of Cerro Torre’s Southeast Ridge

February 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Second Free Ascent of Cerro Torre’s Southeast Ridge

Three Americans have made a team free ascent of the famous Southeast Ridge of Cerro Torre. Andrew Rothner sent the crux on his second attempt. It’s important to note here that this was Rothner’s […]