Paris 2016 World Championships Day Five: Sean McColl Wins Gold for Combined

September 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Canadian photographer and climber Shane Murdoch brings us the following report from Paris. Scroll down for photos from day five. Today was the final day at the IFSC Climbing World Championships.  We started off […]


Marc-Andre Leclerc Makes First Winter Solo of Torre Egger, Makes History

September 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Rolando Garibotti has reported on his Patagonia Vertical Facebook that Canadian Marc-Andre Leclerc has made a 21-hour round-trip first winter solo of Torre Egger in Patagonia. This is the second winter ascent. Leclerc has […]


Paris 2016 World Championships Day Four: Sean McColl Heads to Lead Finals

September 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Canadian photographer and climber Shane Murdoch brings us the following report from Paris. Watch Semis and Finals for Lead, Bouldering and Speed here. Scroll down for photos from day four. Day number four at […]


Karakorum Expedition in the Spirit of East Coaster Cory Hall

September 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

James Monypenny from the U.K. and Canadian Max Fisher head to the Karakorum mountains of Pakistan to climb a new route in memory of their friend Cory Hall, who passed away in Peru in […]


Paris 2016 World Championships Day Three: Kate Sawford Wins Silver!

September 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Canadian photographer and climber Shane Murdoch brings us the following report from Paris. Watch Semis and Finals for Lead, Bouldering and Speed here. Scroll down for photos from day one. Today started off with […]


Markus Pucher Attempts Fitz Roy Solo in Winter

September 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

It has been a winter of near sends in Patagonia. First was Pucher’s attempt to solo Cerro Torre, but he stopped just below the summit due to conditions. Then was Marc-Andre Leclerc’s bold attempt […]


Roger Schaeli Repeats Eiger 5.12d for Historic Send

September 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Strong climber Roger Schaeli has made the likely second ascent of the 900-metre La Vida Es Silbar up the north face of the Eiger. The route was first climbed in the late ’90s and […]