Less Theft Result of Skaha Park Watch

September 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Less Theft Result of Skaha Park Watch

In the spring of 2016, Skaha Bluffs Park Watch Society began to patrol the parking area at the popular B.C. climbing crag. This past weekend, climbers and locals gathered to celebrate the success of […]


New Hard Four-Pitch at Gros Bonnett in Quebec

September 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on New Hard Four-Pitch at Gros Bonnett in Quebec

It has been reported on EscaladeClimbing.com that Jeff Beaulieu has made the first free ascent of L’Examen de Rattrapage, a new four pitch climb at Gros Bonnet. A number of climbers helped to clean and […]


New 5.10 at Classic Ontario Crag Metcalfe

September 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on New 5.10 at Classic Ontario Crag Metcalfe

Leslie Timms has reported about a new 5.10d at Metcalfe Rock in Ontario. The new line climbs up left of Harry’s Climb 5.12a, a burly four-bolt route. The new bolted Metcalfe route is called […]


Yvon Chouinard’s Memoirs Revised and Upated

September 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Yvon Chouinard’s Memoirs Revised and Upated

Ten years after its original publication, Penguin Books has released a completely revised and expanded edition of Patagonia founder and owner Yvon Chouinard’s classic 2006 memoir, Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of […]


Second Free Ascent of Big 5.14 in Dolomites

September 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Second Free Ascent of Big 5.14 in Dolomites

Jacek Matuszek and Łukasz Dudek have made the second free ascent of the Spanish Route 5.14 500 metres on the north face of the Cima Grande di Lavaredo in the Italian Dolomites. The two […]


Pou Brothers and Neus Colom Send 500-metre Spain Big Wall

September 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Pou Brothers and Neus Colom Send 500-metre Spain Big Wall

Iker and Eneko Pou have teamed up with Mallorcan climber Neus Colom for a first free ascent on Picu Urriellu, better known as Naranjo de Bulnes, the famous mountain in Spain. After more than […]


10 Climbing Books to Read this Fall

September 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on 10 Climbing Books to Read this Fall

Some climbers love climbing books as much as they love getting outside to hit the rock. There is nothing better than turning off the screens to stare at some pages on a cool autumn […]