Squamish Climbers Send The Chief in Icy Conditions

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

It’s fair to say that cold weather and lots of snow doesn’t shut down the climbing in Squamish. Jia Condon, Paul McSorley, Jason Kruk and Tony Richardson recently made an icy ascent of The […]


Five Reasons to Buy Climbing Magazines

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

The sport of climbing has had an online presence for nearly 20 years and one thing is certain, digital climbing media does not replace print. Many people thought that one day all of the […]


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 […]