Marek Raganowicz Climbs New Baffin Routes Solo

May 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Marek Raganowicz Climbs New Baffin Routes Solo

Marek Raganowicz spent a number of weeks this spring climbing new routes on Baffin Island in bold solo style. Despite the cold temperatures, he climbed two new big aid routes. One was MantraMandal, a […]


New Niagara Escarpment Plan Keeps Climbing Open

May 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on New Niagara Escarpment Plan Keeps Climbing Open

The new Niagara Escarpment plan includes access to Niagara Glen, Rattlesnake Point/Buffalo Crag/Bottleglass, Mount Nemo, Kolapore Swamp Kelso and Old Baldy. In 2016, there were rumours the new plan would ban climbing from a […]


Western Canada Climber Dick Culbert Passes

May 24th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock | Comments Off on Western Canada Climber Dick Culbert Passes

Western Canada climber Dick Culbert passed away on May 23, he began climbing around Vancouver in the 1950s. Born in Winnipeg in 1940, he went on to make over 250 first ascents after his […]


Ali Kennedy Repeats Burly Trad Test-piece in U.K.

May 24th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Ali Kennedy Repeats Burly Trad Test-piece in U.K.

Ali Kennedy has mad the sixth ascent of The Big Issue E9 6c (5.13R) at Bosherton Head in Pembroke, U.K. Kennedy is only the second climber to lead the run-out route and place gear […]


Philip Stone Updates on Quadra Island Crag Development

May 24th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Philip Stone Updates on Quadra Island Crag Development

After a prolonged wet spring the past winter’s route development projects have begun to fall at Chinese Mountains on Quadra Island on B.C.’s West Coast. Cherry picking from the few dry days over the […]


Austria to Host a Wicked 1980s Climbing Festival

May 24th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Austria to Host a Wicked 1980s Climbing Festival

Don’t forget your lycra for the 1980s-themed climbing festival will be called King of Kanzi and will be held in Kanzianiberg, Austria. During the first weekend of June, the festival will take place with […]


Updated: Adam Ondra Projecting Possible 5.15d in 2017

May 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Updated: Adam Ondra Projecting Possible 5.15d in 2017

Adam Ondra has a project at Flatanger in Norway that might end up being the world’s first 5.15d (9C). In 2016, this video came out with Ondra working the big line. In the short […]