The 2017 Vancouver Mountain Fest Has Top Climbers

February 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on The 2017 Vancouver Mountain Fest Has Top Climbers

The 2017 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival is starting on Feb. 10 and will run to the 18th. The event opens with presenter Marc-Andre Leclerc and includes talks over the week by Glenn Woodsworth, […]


Watch Adam Ondra Send New 5.15b Mamichula in Spain

February 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Watch Adam Ondra Send New 5.15b Mamichula in Spain

Adam Ondra has continued his 5.15 send-train with the first ascent of Mamichula 5.15b, an old Chris Sharma project. The steep line is at Oliana, where a number of hard projects still remain. Ondra […]


Watch Steve Townshend Project Greed 5.14 in 2017

February 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock | Comments Off on Watch Steve Townshend Project Greed 5.14 in 2017

Watch some great drone footage of Steve Townshend getting his highpoint on Greed 8c+ [5.14c] in Tonsai, Thailand. This is a longterm project for Townshend. Drone footage by Benas Benediktas.


Patagonia to Boycott Outdoor Retailer in Utah

February 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Patagonia to Boycott Outdoor Retailer in Utah

Patagonia says it won’t come to any more Outdoor Retailer shows held in Utah. The reason is because governor Gary Herbert signed a resolution on Friday calling on the federal government to repeal the […]


Technique Tuesday: How to Use a Prusik Hitch

February 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Technique Tuesday: How to Use a Prusik Hitch

Using a prusik hitch is one of the oldest climbing techniques around. Every climber should know it, because you never know when you’re going to need it. It was developed in 1931 by Austrian […]


Canadians Send Hard Routes in Mexico to Start 2017

February 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Canadians Send Hard Routes in Mexico to Start 2017

Mexico is a popular place for Canadians to spend their winters, as it has a number of world-class climbing areas. West Coasters Kim and Graham McGrenere and Dan Beland are currently in El Salto […]


Adam Ondra Sends Pachamama 5.15 in Spain

February 4th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Adam Ondra Sends Pachamama 5.15 in Spain

Adam Ondra has sent Pachamama 5.15a in Oliana, Spain. On Instagram, Ondra said, “Next on the list is an amazing linkup bolted by Chris Sharma of Papichulo and Pachamama.” According to 8a.nu, Ondra has […]