Sebastien Berthe Repeats Heart Route 5.13b in Yosemite

November 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Belgian climber Sebastien Berthe has made the second free ascent of the Heart Route 5.13b on El Cap in Yosemite. It took 23-year-old Berthe six days with Simon Castagne. The route was first climbed […]


Legendary Rockies Climber Richard “Dick” Lofthouse Passes

November 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Richard “Dick” Lofthouse, one of Canada’s first all-round top climbers, passed away on Nov. 23 at the age of 84. Lofthouse was born to an English family in Windsor, Ontario. When the family returned […]


Adam Ondra Talks About Dawn Wall After Send

November 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Adam Ondra Talks About Dawn Wall After Send

Adam Ondra climbed the Dawn Wall 5.14d on El Cap in Yosemite in 31 pitches, one less then the first ascent team of Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson. At 23, the Czech climber has […]


Watch Strong Climbers Link Three El Cap Routes in a Day

November 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Strong Climbers Link Three El Cap Routes in a Day

Watch Brad Gobright and Scott Bennett climb Zodiac, the Nose and Lurking Fear on El Capitan in Yosemite under 24 hours this summer.


The 2016 Squamish Golden Scrub Brush Awards Announced

November 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on The 2016 Squamish Golden Scrub Brush Awards Announced

The Golden Scrub Brush Awards are an “awards” show celebrating the contribution of the new route developers who make Squamish such a world class destintion. The Squamish Access Society (SAS) and 2016 Golden Scrub […]


Adam Ondra Makes Second Free Ascent of Dawn Wall in Yosemite

November 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Adam Ondra Makes Second Free Ascent of Dawn Wall in Yosemite

Adam Ondra has made the second free ascent and is the third person to free the 32-pitch Dawn Wall 5.14d on El Cap in Yosemite. Together with partner Pavel Blazek, who jumared fixed ropes […]


Watch Mirror Wall Film About Epic Greenland Big Wall

November 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Mirror Wall Film About Epic Greenland Big Wall

The film Mirror Wall documents the latest expedition from world class climber Leo Houlding and his team as they take on the imposing Mirror Wall, a 1,200-metre vertical tower in the polar mountains of […]