Watch Friedrich Kühne Walk 132-metre Dolomite Highline

December 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Watch Friedrich Kühne, 26, walk a 132-metre highline between Heligkreuzkofel and Sass dla Crusc in the Italian Dolomites. He was the first to walk the highline and did so in freezing temperatures. He named […]


Northern Ontatio’s Reflection Wall is a WI5 Gem

December 1st, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Reflection Wall is the classic WI5 testpiece of Northern Ontario. A steep and yellow 50-metre wall of ice that forms on a solid wall of basalt. Close to Highway 11, Reflection Wall is one of the […]


Sean McColl is IFSC Combined Champion of 2016

December 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Sean McColl is the 2016 IFSC Combined Champion, despite the year not being his best in any one discipline. In Lead, he placed sixth at the Paris World Championships, third at the Briancon World […]


The Hive North Shore to Host First National Series Event of Season

December 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

On Dec. 3, The Hive will be hosting the first National Series event for bouldering. With some of Canada’s top competition climbers expected to compete, it will be one of the most exciting comps […]


Family Trip to Napes Needle Inspired by Young Tom Pearce

December 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Tom Pearce was only 11 when he inspired his family to go on a trip to climb Napes Needle in the Lakeland District of the U.K. The first ascent of the striking pinnacle was […]


Short Film on Scottish Mixed Master Greg Boswell

December 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Greg Boswell is one of the U.K.’s strongest Scottish winter climbers. He is motivated by the drive to push his physical limit and onsight hard new routes. His life revolves around his intensive training […]


The Professor Falls is a Must-Climb Rockies Ice Moderate

December 1st, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Professor Falls is a Canadian classic. The name comes from Professor Eckhard Grassman, one of the first ascensionists, who took a fall on the route in 1974. This route forms early and usually lasts until March […]