Rock Climber Murders Mentor at Carderock, Gets 10 Years

July 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

David DiPaolo, 31, has been given a 10-year prison sentence for the February killing of 69-year-old Geoffery Farrar. The charge is voluntary manslaughter and DiPaolo was ordered to pay for the funeral expenses and […]


Watch Alex Honnold Session Welsh Slate

July 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Watch a short film by the British Mountaineering Council featuring Alex Honnold climbing on Welsh slate. “I may come off seeming under-enthused in the video but I was super stoked to climb with Johnny […]


IFSC 2016 World Cup: Sean McColl Podiums in Briancon

July 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The third Lead World Cup of the season is taking place in Briancon, France, and Sean McColl finished Qualifiers in first place and went into Finals in second behind Domen Skofic. McColl finished in third […]


Ontario Climbing Guidebook Volume Two: Northern Escarpment

July 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Gus Alexandropoulos and Justin Dwyer have put the finishing touches on their second volume of the Ontario Climbing Guidebook. On OntarioClimbing.com, Alexandropoulos wrote, “Splitting the guidebooks into two volumes came with all kinds of […]


Megan Mascarenas Sends Colorado V13

July 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Megan Mascarenas recently sent Mars Block 3 on Pikes Peak in Colorado, which is her second V13. Her first was last year in Magic Wood on a problem called Riverside. After her send of […]


Watch David Lama and Katherine Choong on Classic Supertramp

July 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

David Lama and Katherine Choong climb the classic Supertramp in the Glarus Alps in Switzerland. The 400-metre 5.11 on the north face of the Grosser Bockmattliturm was first climbed in 1980 by Martin Scheel and […]


Update: Climbing in Ontario’s Bon Echo Suspended

July 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Update: Park Superintendent Clark Richars told Gripped, “Climbing is currently suspended at Bon Echo Provincial Park for an undetermined period of time. No accident occurred at the park; we are currently working with the Alpine Club of […]