Watch Jorg Verhoeven Send Dihedral Wall 5.14 on El Cap

July 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Watch Jorg Verhoeven Send Dihedral Wall 5.14 on El Cap

Jorg Verhoeven sent Dihedral Wall 5.14a on El Cap for the second free ascent last fall. In 2014, Verhoeven became the fifth person to send The Nose. Verhoeven’s Dihedral Wall send came 12 years […]


Canadians at Villars IFSC 2017 Lead World Cup

July 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Canadians at Villars IFSC 2017 Lead World Cup

The 2017 Villars IFSC Lead World Cup is taking place from July 7 to 8. There are a handful of Canadians at the big event. After Qualifications, Alannah Yip finished in 38th (28th in […]


Update: New Squamish Mamquam River Campground Open

July 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Update: New Squamish Mamquam River Campground Open

The new Mamquam River Campground is now open. It’s taken four years to transform this site from an abandoned industrial area to a rustic campground. Update July 13: The campground has been temporarily closed. […]


Search Ends for Climbers on Nanga Parbat

July 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Search Ends for Climbers on Nanga Parbat

Rescue attempts to find missing climbers on the Mazeno Ridge of Nanga Parbat have been called off. The 37-year-old Argentinian climber Mariano Galvan and 55-year-old Spainish climber Alberto Zerain disappeared on the 8,126-metre Pakistan […]


The Outdoor Retailer Tradeshow Moves to Denver

July 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on The Outdoor Retailer Tradeshow Moves to Denver

Emerald Expositions is the producer of Outdoor Retailer and has selected Denver for the site of all Outdoor Retailer tradeshows. This includes the Outdoor Retailer and Snow Show, Outdoor Retailer Summer Market and Outdoor […]


Hard International Summer Sends 2017

July 5th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Hard International Summer Sends 2017

The year started with a historic number of 5.15 sends in Europe and has continued into the hotter time of year with more big climbs. Top 42-year-old European climber Dani Andrada made the first […]


Canadian Kim McGrenere Sends Her First 5.14a

July 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Canadian Kim McGrenere Sends Her First 5.14a

West-coast based Kim McGrenere has ticked her first 5.14a with her send of Galactic Emperor in Ten Sleep, Wyoming. “My favourite climbing style is a combination of powerful and technical, and I really enjoy […]