New Route at Squamish’s Smoke Bluffs

April 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on New Route at Squamish’s Smoke Bluffs

Eric Tran has climbed a new 5.10 bolted slab at the popular Burgers and Fries wall at the Smoke Bluffs in Squamish. The route climbs left of the classic Pink Panther 5.11c and does […]


Watch Chris Sharma on Futuristic Old School

April 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Chris Sharma on Futuristic Old School

Chris Sharma and his mentor Marc Le Menestrel bolted a “beautiful and savage route in La Cova de l’Ocell called El Hombre Que No Ama” in 2015. As Sharma states, “It’s a cool mix […]


A Basecamp Podcast Conversation with Tommy Caldwell

April 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on A Basecamp Podcast Conversation with Tommy Caldwell

Listen to a conversation with Tommy Caldwell and Gripped editor Brandon Pullan, which was recorded at The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival in the fall of 2015. Caldwell is one of the world’s […]


A Short Film on Cedar Wright by The Banff Centre

April 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on A Short Film on Cedar Wright by The Banff Centre

Filmmaker, rock climber and adventurer Cedar Wright doesn’t take life too seriously and he’d prefer it if other adventurers didn’t either. He has established difficult routes around the world and always finds the lighter side […]


Watch Barbara Zangerl Send Prinzip Hoffnung

April 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Watch Barbara Zangerl Send Prinzip Hoffnung

Watch Barbara Zangerl send the classic trad route Prinzip Hoffnung 5.14a in Bürser Platte, Austria. Barbara “Babsi” Zangerl made the third ascent of the hard Prinzip Hoffnung in 2014. At the time, she was 25 […]


New Hard Big Alpine Rockies Climb by Marc-Andre Leclerc and Luka Lindic

April 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Hard Big Alpine Rockies Climb by Marc-Andre Leclerc and Luka Lindic

Canadian Marc-Andre Leclerc and Slovenian Luka Lindic climbed made the first ascent of Mount Tuzo’s northeast face. The big new route goes at M7+ WI6+R and climbs 1,110 metres of terrain. The big wall […]


Ben Harnden Repeats Sonnie Trotter’s Family Man 5.14 in Skaha

April 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | 1 Comment »

Ben Harnden, who made the third and last ascent of Dreamcatcher 5.14d, has repeated Sonnie Trotter’s most recent B.C. test-piece. Trotter climbed Family Man 5.14b on Oct. 21 of 2014. He had visited the […]