Watch Big Mountain Face in Brazil Fall Down

April 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

On April 16, the face of a granite dome in Brazil fell off. It is known as rock exfoliation and while it happens around the world, it is rarely filmed. On March 28, 2009, around 45,000 cubic […]


Danger: Broken Harnesses Fixed and Re-Sold

April 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Harnesses, News, Rock | No Comments »

Petzl announcement: Aspir harnesses modified by malicious third parties are being sold online. They pose a mortal danger to users. On April 6, 2016, Petzl was warned by authorities that modified Petzl Aspir harnesses […]


Everest 2016: Minute of Silence and Helicopter Traffic

April 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

At 11:56 a.m. on April 25, 2016, climbers and staff at Everest basecamp stood at together for a minute of silence. It was one year to the minute that an avalanche, caused by a […]


IFSC World Cup 2016: Highlight Reel From Kazo, Japan

April 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The second IFSC World Cup of 2016 took place in Kazo, Japan, last weekend. Rustam Gelmanov took the win for the men and Shauna Coxsey dominated the women’s field. For more results visit here.


Watch Cheyne Lempe and David Allfrey on Baffin Island Big Wall

April 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, Video | 1 Comment »

In May 2015, David Allfrey and Cheyne Lempe climbed a new route over 10 days on Great Cross Pillar in the Sam Ford Fjord on Baffin Island and called it Deconstructing Jenga VI 5.9+ A3+. In […]


Quebec 5.13d Gets Second and Third Ascent

April 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Jean-Pierre Ouellet made the first ascent of the hard route called 5km at Weir a few years ago. Graded 5.13d, it is one of the more difficult routes at the crag. Pascal Lange has […]


Ontario Provincial Difficulty Comp 2016 Results

April 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News | No Comments »

The third CEC provincial difficulty comp took place on April 23 and 24 at True North in Toronto. Two dozen male climbers took place in the Qualifications round, which led to 16 in the […]