Climbers Rescued After Night in North Gully on The Chief

March 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Rock | Comments Off on Climbers Rescued After Night in North Gully on The Chief

Two climbers were rescued today after they spent a night in the North Gully on The Chief. The story was posted to the Squamish Rock Climbing group on Facebook and one of the climbers, […]


Ghost Access Information for 2016

March 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Ghost Access Information for 2016

The Ghost public land use zone map has been updated by the Alberta government. To climbers, the area northwest of Calgary accessed by the Big Hill, which is east of Banff National Park, is known […]


Big New Mixed Route on Fitz Roy

March 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News | Comments Off on Big New Mixed Route on Fitz Roy

Michal Sabovčík and Ján Smolen have climbed a new big mixed route on the south face of Fitz Roy. The Slovak climbers established Asado, a 665-metre 5.12 A2 M8, on the imposing and cold Patagonian […]


Podcast on Training for Alpine and 5.14 with Matt Helliker

March 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Podcast on Training for Alpine and 5.14 with Matt Helliker

Matt Helliker U.K. climber based in Chamonix and has a number of hard first ascent to his name. Helliker is a an all-round climber who sends difficult routes in the alpine and sport climbs […]


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, […]