Quebec Climbing Legend François-Xavier Garneau Passes

November 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Quebec Climbing Legend François-Xavier Garneau Passes

Quebec’s climbing site Escalade Quebec has reported that Quebec climbing legend François-Xavier Garneau passed away on Oct. 16 at his home in Chicoutimi, Saguenay. He discovered climbing in 1954 while working at Chateau Lake […]


Great Short Film about Trad Climbing in Jordan

November 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Great Short Film about Trad Climbing in Jordan

Dominik Schmidbauer, Jonas Haring and Micheal Seidl team up for a for a few weeks of climbing in Jordan. Their main goal was to climb a new route on gear.


Watch Laura Rogora Become Second Youngest to Send 5.14d

November 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Laura Rogora Become Second Youngest to Send 5.14d

Strong Italian climber Laura Rogora, 14, is taking the climbing scene by storm. Current holder of both the Italian Lead and Bouldering Championship titles, this episode of The Italian File catches up with Rogora […]


Watch Will Bosi Send Famous Hubble 5.14c

November 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Will Bosi Send Famous Hubble 5.14c

Will Bosi sent the difficult Hubble 5.14c at Raven Tor. It has been climbed by only a few strong climbers and has shut down many others. Ben Moon made the first ascent in 1990. […]


Canadian Catherine Laflamme Sends Historic Future Shock

November 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Canadian Catherine Laflamme Sends Historic Future Shock

Catherine Laflamme is currently living in Innsbruck, Austria, working on her PhD. The strong Canadian has sent Future Shock, a classic Reini Scherer route in Tirol. Scherer made the first free ascent in 1993 […]


Climbers Access Society of B.C. AGM, Slideshow and More!

November 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Climbers Access Society of B.C. AGM, Slideshow and More!

If you’re in the Vancouver area on Nov. 9, don’t miss the Climbers Access Society of B.C. (CASBC) slideshow and AGM at MEC’s head office. Canadian crusher Sarah Hart will be giving a presentation […]


Shepherdess of the Glaciers Wins Grand Prize at Banff Mountain Festival 2016

November 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Shepherdess of the Glaciers Wins Grand Prize at Banff Mountain Festival 2016

Living 5,000 metres above sea level with her 300 goats, Tsering is one of the last shepherdesses in the far northern mountains of Ladakh, India. As she leads her flock of 300 sheep and […]