Top Canadian Climbs and Climbers of 2016

January 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Top Canadian Climbs and Climbers of 2016

From bouldering and single-pitch trad routes to long bolted climbs and alpine lines, there was a lot of Canadian climbing that went down in 2016. Climbers pushed new routes, freed old ones and soloed […]


Motivation Monday: Get Strong With a Dyno a Day

January 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Motivation Monday: Get Strong With a Dyno a Day

Bouldering allows climbers to try big moves that throw their bodies around. Dynos are the biggest of moves that use momentum to get a climber from point A to point B. Big dynamic moves […]


Oriane Bertone is 11 and Sends V13 in Africa

January 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Oriane Bertone is 11 and Sends V13 in Africa

Oriane Bertone has sent her first V13 with a send of Fragile Steps in Rocklands, South Africa. The strong 11-year-old French climber had previously sent at least six V11s: Electric Copper, Evita Assis, Le […]


Watch New Year’s Day Send of Real Big Drip in Ghost

January 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch New Year’s Day Send of Real Big Drip in Ghost

Will Mayo led the way for him and Anna Pfaff up The Real Big Drip WI7 M7+ 200m in the Ghost on Jan. 1, 2017. Watch a short film from the send below.


Top International Big Wall Climbs of 2016

December 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Top International Big Wall Climbs of 2016

It was a memorable year for big wall climbing with some big sends going down in Yosemite, on Baffin Island, in the Alps and in Patagonia. The following are some of our favourite big […]


Two Monster New Ice/Mixed Routes in Austria

December 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Two Monster New Ice/Mixed Routes in Austria

Early in December, Vittorio Messini, Matthias Wurzer and Isidor Poppeller climbed Mehr denn je Hintersee on Hochbirghöhe in the High Tauern of Austria. The big new 800-metre route goes at M7+ WI6+. On PlanetMountain.com, […]


New Mixed Variation to Master of Puppets in Rockies

December 30th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | Comments Off on New Mixed Variation to Master of Puppets in Rockies

In the 2003/04 season, Chris Delworth and Dave Marra established Master of Puppets WI6 on the Upper Weeping Wall north of Banff. The 170-metre route rarely forms and to reach it you have to […]