Influential British Climber and Writer Ken Wilson has Died

June 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Influential British Climber and Writer Ken Wilson has Died

Ken Wilson influenced a generation of climbers through his books and as the editor of Mountain magazine. In 2015, he received the Boardman/Tasker lifetime achievement award, as “a long-time influencer of outdoor media and global climbing […]


Breaking Pull-Up Records and Epic New Sardinia Cave

June 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | 1 Comment »

The top site 8a.nu has reported that Andrew Shapiro, 17, set three pull-up world records in May. by six hours he managed 3,515 of, by 12 hours he did 5,742 and he continued for […]


New Hard Ghost Multi-Pitch is The Cupcake Conspiracy

June 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Hard Ghost Multi-Pitch is The Cupcake Conspiracy

Calgary-based alpine climbers Jon Walsh and Michelle Kadatz began bolting a big route in the Ghost last fall. They returned to the popular valley with large limestone walls this spring to finish their project. In […]


New Hard Sport Route in Rockies’ Heart Creek

June 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Hard Sport Route in Rockies’ Heart Creek

Marcus Norman has climbed a new 5.13a on Heart Creek’s Upper Amphitheatre. The wall has some of the best rock along the historic Heart Creek climbing area and Norman has established a handful of […]


Big Wall Night in Squamish to Feature Top Climbers and New Gear

June 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Big Wall Night in Squamish to Feature Top Climbers and New Gear

Ground Up Climbing Centre will be having an event on June 11 that promises to inspire and entertain. A number of top climbers will be speaking, including Marc-Andre Leclerc, Will Stanhope, Paul McSorley, Brette […]


Kain Route in Bugaboos, 100 Years Old and a Film

June 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Kain Route in Bugaboos, 100 Years Old and a Film

The Kain Route on Bugaboo Spire is one of Canada’s most iconic alpine climbs. The route begins at the Bugaboo/Snowpatch Col and climbs mostly easy fifth-class up a ridge until the crux. A steep […]


Alex Honnold Solos Hard Ireland Route The Complete Scream

June 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Alex Honnold Solos Hard Ireland Route The Complete Scream

Alex Honnold is currently touring around the U.K. and yesterday stopped by Ireland’s Fair Head to repeat a difficult route by soloing it. The line was first climbed in 2005 by Ricky Bell at a grade […]