Will Gadd Gets Real About Ice Climbing Accidents

January 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Will Gadd has established some of the world’s most difficult single-pitch mixed routes and is arguably one of Canada’s most well-known outdoor personalities. And over the past few months, he has seen a rise […]


Canadians Advanced to Semis at Korea Ice World Cup

January 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Events, Events, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The 2017 Ice Climbing World Cup is taking place in Cheongsong, Korea this weekend for the tour’s third stop of the season. And for the third competition in a row, Noah Beek of B.C. […]


Royal Robbins Had a Dormant Swiss Bank Account

January 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Royal Robbins was a leading rock climber during the 1950s and 60s. Over 50 years ago while instructing at the International School of Mountaineering in Leysinhe, he opened a Swiss bank account. It was […]


Watch an Ice Climber Whip, Don’t Do This!

January 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

A great example of how to not ice climb. Always be sure to bounce test your tools. Will Gadd recently published a blog about not falling on ice, see here for more.


The Japanese Caribou and Mount Hunter in Winter Solo

January 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

One of the most accomplished Alaskan winter climbers is Masatoshi Kuriaki, who is nicknamed the Japanese Caribou. In 1998, he soloed Denali in winter and in 2006 spent 58 days alone trying to solo […]


Quadruple Amputee Kyle Maynard Climbs Without Prosthetics

January 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Video | No Comments »

Kyle Maynard is the first quadruple-amputee to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Aconcagua without the aid of prosthetics. Born on March 24, 1986, he has gone on to become a Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter, wrestler […]


New 2017 Petzl Sirocco Helmet is Light and Strong

January 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Petzl has updated its popular Sirocco helmet for fall 2017. The Sirocco’s popularity is due to its strength, lightweight design and because it was only available in bright orange. You can always tell when […]