The 2017 Southern Ontario Ice Climbing Festival

February 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Ice, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on The 2017 Southern Ontario Ice Climbing Festival

The 2017 Southern Ontario Ice Climbing Festival promises to be a big event. It kicks off at 9 p.m. on Feb. 24 at The Arlington in Maynooth. There will be climbing and clinics all […]


Watch Adam Ondra Send New 5.15b Mamichula in Spain

February 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Watch Adam Ondra Send New 5.15b Mamichula in Spain

Adam Ondra has continued his 5.15 send-train with the first ascent of Mamichula 5.15b, an old Chris Sharma project. The steep line is at Oliana, where a number of hard projects still remain. Ondra […]


Watch Climbers on New Ice in Mediterannian Country

February 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Climbers on New Ice in Mediterannian Country

Although Montenegro is Mediterranean country, its mountains provide plenty of alpine and ice climbing. The two highest frozen waterfalls are located near the Dobrilovina village in Tara canyon. Nikola Đurić and Ivan Laković made […]


Christmas Tree is New Massive Ice Climb in China

February 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Christmas Tree is New Massive Ice Climb in China

There are a number of ice routes in the Henan province of China, but the new Christmas Tree WI5/6 is the most spectacular. It was first climbed by Liu Yang and Chaun last week. […]


Hard V15 Sends in Spain and Switzerland

February 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Hard V15 Sends in Spain and Switzerland

Ruben Diaz has made the second ascent of Albert Rocasolano’s La Teoría del Todo in Albarracín, Spain. Originally graded V16, Diaz said it is a V15 or V15+. This would be Diaz’s second V15 […]


Watch Steve Townshend Project Greed 5.14 in 2017

February 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock | Comments Off on Watch Steve Townshend Project Greed 5.14 in 2017

Watch some great drone footage of Steve Townshend getting his highpoint on Greed 8c+ [5.14c] in Tonsai, Thailand. This is a longterm project for Townshend. Drone footage by Benas Benediktas.


Patagonia to Boycott Outdoor Retailer in Utah

February 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Patagonia to Boycott Outdoor Retailer in Utah

Patagonia says it won’t come to any more Outdoor Retailer shows held in Utah. The reason is because governor Gary Herbert signed a resolution on Friday calling on the federal government to repeal the […]