Photos from Tour de Frank Bouldering Festival by Philip Quade

September 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

The following photos are from the 2016 bouldering festival held at Frank Slide. The Tour de Frank celebrated its third year running and had a number of climbers make the trip for a fun […]


The House/Anderson on Mount Alberta Gets Third Ascent by Two Brits

September 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

In 2008, Steve House and Vince Anderson made the first ascent of a new route up the north face of Mount Alberta in the Canadian Rockies. The House/Anderson WI5+ M8 R/X 1000 m was repeated […]


Watch Highlights from Paris Bouldering Championships

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

Watch highlights from the Paris World Championships Bouldering from this past weekend. Follow @grippedmagazinecomps on Instagram for more comp, indoor climbing and training info.


The First All-Woman Ascent of El Capitan, An Excerpt from 1973

September 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Sibylle Hechtel recounts the adventurous ascent by her and Bev Johnson in 1973. Featuring an introduction from Lynn Hill, who went on to become the first person of any gender to free climb The […]


Watch Adam Ondra on his 5.15d Project in Flatanger

September 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

The race to send the world’s first 5.15d is one and Adam Ondra has a project that might come in at the grade. Chris Sharma is also working on a 5.15d. It seems that […]


Killian Jornet Backs Off Everest Record Attempt

September 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Kilian Jornet, Spanish mountain runner, and his team have backed off their speed record attempt on Mount Everest’s north face. Deep snow and poor conditions led to the decision. Jornet was hoping to set […]


Julia Bobak of B.C. Sends Her First 5.13c

September 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Julia Bobak has had a breakthrough summer in terms of pushing grades. She sent Ahead by a Century 5.13b at Horne Lake and Ill Communication 5.13b at Check, her first routes at the grade, […]