New Big Alaska Route by Graham Zimmerman and Chris Wright

May 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News | No Comments »

Graham Zimmerman and Chris Wright have climbed Celeno Peak, a 4,000-metre mountain in Alaska’s St. Elias Range, for its second ascent. Their new route is called the West Face Direct and goes at M6 5.10X A2+ […]


Cory Richards Snapchats His Way to Everest Summit, Leaving O2 Behind

May 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Cory Richards, adventure photojournalist and high-altitude Snapchatter, has reached the summit of Everest from the north. His partner in crime for the ascent, Adrian Ballinger, turned around before the summit. Richards shared his climb […]


Canadian Amanda Berezowski Sends West Coast 5.13c

May 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Amanda Berezowski started comp climbing in Calgary when she was 16. She was part of the city’s junior team and climbed with top climbers nationally and internationally. She just sent the first 5.13 she […]


Basecamp Podcast Discussion with Alpinist Colin Haley

May 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Colin Haley is one of the world’s leading alpinists. Born in Seattle in 1984, he began his climbing life in the Cascade Mountains. Close to home, he made important first ascents in the Canadian […]


IFSC World Cup 2016: Highlights from Innsbruck

May 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Watch here the best moments of the Innsbruck Bouldering Finals. Canadian Sean McColl finished in third place on the podium. Full results here.


Everest 2016: Hundreds Summit, First Ukranian Woman, Frostbite and Two Deaths

May 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

As the spring 2016 climbing season on Everest wraps up in a week, hundreds of climbers celebrate ascents from the south. There will be final summit pushes this week on Everest, Lhotse and Shishpangma. […]


IFSC World Cup 2016: Sean McColl Podiums and Coxsey Wins Again

May 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

One of the biggest World Cups of the year took place in Austria on Canada’s May 2-4 weekend. Top Canadian Sean McColl finished third and grabbed Canada’s first podium finish in the 2016 World […]