The 2016 Banff Mountain Book Competition Category Finalists

September 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The 2016 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival has released the finalists in each category. Below are the finalists in climbing and mountain related categories. For the full list visit here. Mountain and Wilderness […]


New Route on Mount Gimli’s South Face is Dark and Stormy

September 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Jasmin Caton and Cam Shute have climbed a new route on Mount Gimli in B.C. called Dark and Stormy 5.11a. The new Valhalla range route is five pitches and climbs up the south face […]


Watch a Massive Rockfall on Piz Cengalo in Switzerland

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

The Sciora hut Facebook page posted the following video by Anna Vaninetti of a large rockfall on Piz Cengalo. In 2011 and 2012, large rockfalls were reported on PlanetMountain.com, which you can read about […]


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 […]