Two New Routes Kick Off Alaska 2017 Season

April 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The 2017 season in Alaska has started with a bang as Greg Boswell and Will Sim have climbed two new routes above the Buckskin Glacier, near the famous Mooses Tooth spire. With bluebird conditions, […]


Quebec Climber Louis Rousseau Talks Cho Oyu 2017

April 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Quebec climber Louis Rousseau is on a big trip with a small team to climb a new route up the north face of Cho Oyu in the Himalayas. Rousseau is no stranger to the […]


The North Face Ventrix Jacket is Great for Shoulder Season

April 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Profiles | No Comments »

The North Face has a number of new pieces of apparel for 2017, including the Summit L3 Ventrix Hoodie that will be available this fall. Gripped Publishing writer Tim Huebsch recently had the opportunity […]


Watch Nina Williams Send Ambrosia V11 in Bishop

April 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

On Feb. 28, 2017, American crusher Nina Williams sent Ambrosia, a 15-metre highball on the Grandpa Peabody Boulder in the Buttermilks of Bishop. It was the first female ascent of the bold problem. The […]


Technique Tuesday: Lowering a Second With Loaded Belay Device

April 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

If you plan on multi-pitching this summer, it’s important to know who to bail, retreat and rescue your partner if need be. In this short video, you can learn the basics for one of […]


Watch Highlights from Chongqing World Cup 2017

April 24th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The 2017 IFSC World Cup tour made its way from Switzerland to China this past weekend. Chongqing was the first of three stops in Asia this season for IFSC climbers, watch highlights from the […]


Ethan Pringle Sends New 5.14+ Everything is Karate

April 24th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Ethan Pringle has sent Everything is Karate, a new 5.14c/d near Bishop after a number of days on it. On Instagram, he wrote, “YEESSSSSSSS!!! SENT!!!! MANAGED!!!! Everything is Karate 5.14c/d. Felt really focused today […]