Nalle Hukkataival Sends Dragon’s Guardian in South Africa

July 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Nalle Hukkataival made the second ascent of Paul Robinson’s Dragon’s Guardian at Cederberg in South Africa less than two weeks after the first ascent. Robinson graded the problem V15 and Hukkataival was quick to […]


Canadian Rockies: 100th Anniversary of Mount Louis’ First Ascent

July 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

The first ascent of Mount Louis in Banff National Park was on July 19, 2016, by Conrad Kain and A.H. MacCarthy. Over the past 100 years, there have been over 20 ways climbed to […]


Philip Quade’s Road Trip Update and Historic V11 Send in Calabogie

July 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

It was good to get home for a few days between long hauls on the road. I had two days of developing and climbing on my boulders in Quadeville, Ont., and a third day […]


Jon Siegrist Repeats Squamish 5.14 for Third Ascent

July 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Crusher Jon Siegrist recently visited Squamish for the Arc’teryx Climbign Academy. Before teaching a lengthy strength clinic to a few dozen keen climbers, he sessioned at Paradise Valley with local sender Tom Wright. The […]


Chris Sharma and Klemen Becan Mega 5.14d Project: Episode III

July 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Watch the third video of Chris Sharma and Klemen Becan on what will become a 250-metre 5.14d, one of the hardest anywhere. “This is one of the most impressive lines I’ve ever put up […]


DMM Asks Climbers to Inspect Harnesses

July 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Harnesses, News, Rock | No Comments »

DMM has issued the following notice and. “Following the discovery of missing structural sewing on a DMM Brenin Harness during a routine inspection by an end user, we are issuing the following information to users […]


Strong E9 Climber Emma Twyford Attempts Big Chamonix Free Ascent

July 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

In April 2015, Emma Twyford travelled to Chamonix with Calum Muskett to attempt what would have been the first female ascent of the Voie Petite, a 14-pitch route on the Grand Capucin with difficulties […]