Watch Bouldering First Ascents on Steep Wyoming Rock

July 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Nathaniel Davison has pieced together some great footage from a recent trip to Wyoming with a number of strong climbers. “Lee Payne lead the crew, including Nathaniel Davison, Wes Walker, Mike Lewis, Jon Glassberg, […]


Words With Sarah Hueniken on Bugaboo Alpine Camp

July 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Sarah Hueniken is one of North America’s leading winter climbers, with repeats of difficult mixed climbs up to M14. She is also one of less than a dozen Canadian women who hold her level […]


Watch Pirmin Bertle Send New 5.15, Switzerland’s Hardest Route

July 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Pirmin Bertle made the first ascent of Meiose 5.15b at La Tribune, Charmey, late in 2015. Bertle linked 25 moves with V14 difficulties to create the hardest route in Switzerland. The route links the cruxes of […]


Watch a Tribute to the Late Douglas Tompkins

July 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Gear, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch a Tribute to the Late Douglas Tompkins

The following is by Tompkins Conservation: Douglas Tompkins was a world-renowned adventurer, entrepreneur, and conservationist. Co-founder of The North Face and Esprit, Doug spent the first half of his life building successful, global brands, […]


New Northwestern Ontario Guidebook Preview and More

July 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on New Northwestern Ontario Guidebook Preview and More

Aric Fishman of Thunder Bay has been working hard to release his new guidebook to Northwestern Ontario. It will include hundreds of routes, many of which have never been published, colour photos, topos, maps […]


Five Must-Climb Moderate Canadian Alpine Ridges

July 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Five Must-Climb Moderate Canadian Alpine Ridges

Canada has countless alpine ridges from the Pacific to Atlantic. Some are long, complicated and dangerous, while others are moderate, short and esthetic. For the purpose of this list, we are looking at ridges […]


15 New Routes Added to Murrin Park at New Crag

July 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on 15 New Routes Added to Murrin Park at New Crag

Chris Small has uploaded new route information to Quickdraw Publications. He and others have recently completed a new crag at Murrin Park called Rainbows and Unicorns. In citing the reason for the name, he […]