Five Reasons to Buy Climbing Magazines

January 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The sport of climbing has had an online presence for nearly 20 years and one thing is certain, digital climbing media does not replace print. Many people thought that one day all of the […]


Royal Robbins Had a Dormant Swiss Bank Account

January 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Royal Robbins was a leading rock climber during the 1950s and 60s. Over 50 years ago while instructing at the International School of Mountaineering in Leysinhe, he opened a Swiss bank account. It was […]


New 2017 Petzl Sirocco Helmet is Light and Strong

January 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Petzl has updated its popular Sirocco helmet for fall 2017. The Sirocco’s popularity is due to its strength, lightweight design and because it was only available in bright orange. You can always tell when […]


Footage of David Lama, Lunag Ri and Conrad Anker Heart Attack

January 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

After David Lama, 26, and Conrad Anker, 54, turned back just 300 metres below the summit of Lunag Ri 6,907m in November 2015, the two made another attempt to climb the it in 2016. […]


Patagonia Sees Few Sends as Poor Conditions Continue

January 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Patagonia has had a busy few years with a number of big sends and first ascents going down. The 2016/17 season has yet to kick off despite mid-January nearing. Over the past few weeks, […]


James Pearson Repeats Carbondale Short Bus in Indian Creek

January 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

James Pearson recently climbed Carbondale Short Bus 5.14 in Indian Creek for the route’s possible third ascent. It was first climbed in 2012 by Hayden Kennedy and is protected by some of the smallest […]


New Variation to Classic Alpine Line Beyond Good and Evil

January 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Strong European climbers Jeff Mercier, Xavier Cailhol, Lucien Boucansaud and Bastien Lardat have climbed a new variation to the classic 600-metre Alp’s route Beyond Good and Evil M6. First climbed in 1992 by Mark […]