Polartec Pulls Out of Outdoor Retailer in Utah 2017

February 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Polartec stated: Polartec, the premium provider of innovative textile solutions, announces its withdrawal from the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Utah. The announcement comes following much consideration, and is made in solidarity with Polartec […]


David Firnenburg Has Repeated the Difficult La Rambla

February 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

David Firnenburg is a 21-year-old German champion and has repeated La Rambla 5.15a in Siurana after less than a week of work. This is his first 5.15 send. The top climbing site 8a.nu quoted […]


Big New Mixed Climb in Austria Looks Fun

February 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Hansjörg Auer and Reinhard Obweger have climbed the new Freizeitstress in Ötztal, Austria. They graded the 110-metre route M5 WI6, watch some of the action below and for more info visit PlanetMountain.com here.


Intravenous Fly Trap is Hard New Scottish Winter Route

February 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Greg Boswell led a new route in Scotland he called Intravenous Fly Trap X/10. On Instagram, he wrote about the below photo, “Scott seconding our new route in Lochain called Intravenous Fly Trap X/10. […]


Ontario Access to Remain Open to Niagara Escarpment Crags

February 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The Ontario Access Coalition has reported that access will remain open to the crags in question last year along the Niagara Escarpment. Due to pressure from climbers, amendments to the Niagara Escarpment Plan will […]


Arc’teryx Withdraws from Outdoor Retailer 2017 in Utah

February 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Last week, the company Patagonia announced they would boycott the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City. And now Arc’teryx posted the following statement on their bird blog: Arc’teryx is a company that has […]


The 2017 Vancouver Mountain Fest Has Top Climbers

February 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

The 2017 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival is starting on Feb. 10 and will run to the 18th. The event opens with presenter Marc-Andre Leclerc and includes talks over the week by Glenn Woodsworth, […]