Tips For Safer, Better and Warmer Ice Climbing This Winter

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Whether you are mixed or waterfall climbing, good technique and planning will lead to a higher chance of success and more fun.


Four Canadian Ice/Mixed Videos to Get You Winter Psyched

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

It’s nearly ice/mixed climbing season and in some parts of Canada the cold temperatures are already freezing things up. Keep in mind the objective hazards of ice/mixed climbing are different than rock. Avalanche slopes, […]


Alex Honnold Talks About Race Cars, Big Balls and Sheep

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Alex Honnold has been interviewed countless times and is often asked the same questions about soloing and fear. In a recent sit-down with EpicTV, Honnold answered questions about dinosaurs and talked about race car […]


New 5.12 in Squamish Climbs Featured Granite

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Chris Singer has added a new route to Paradise Valley near Squamish. On Instagram, he reported his new route is called Kype of the Pinook and goes at 5.12+. Paradise Valley has seen a […]


Watch Tom O’Halloran Make History with Baker’s Dozen 5.14d

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Tom O’Halloran became the first Australian to climb 5.14d with the first ascent of his route Baker’s Dozen at The Pit in the Blue Mountains in June. In an interview with VerticalLifeMag.com, he said, […]


Action Directe, World’s First 5.14d, Turns 25

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

On Sept. 14, 1991, Wolfgang Güllich made the first ascent of Action Directe, the world’s first 5.14d. The route has a 16-move sequence with a crux dynamic move to a two-finger pocket. The route […]


Marc-Andre Leclerc Attempts Torre Egger Solo in Winter

September 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

On Sept. 12, Canadian crusher Marc-Andre Leclerc attempted to solo Torre Egger in winter conditions. According to Rolando Gariboti’s Patagonia Vertical, “Climbing via the lengthy east face, following the ‘winter link-up’ into Titanic line, […]