The Japanese Caribou and Mount Hunter in Winter Solo

January 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

One of the most accomplished Alaskan winter climbers is Masatoshi Kuriaki, who is nicknamed the Japanese Caribou. In 1998, he soloed Denali in winter and in 2006 spent 58 days alone trying to solo […]


Watch 70 One-Arm Chin Ups in 40 Minutes off Ground

January 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Tazio Il Biondo does 70 one-arm chin ups in 40 minutes, 35 with both arms. For a list of chin up records visit here.


New 2017 Petzl Sirocco Helmet is Light and Strong

January 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Petzl has updated its popular Sirocco helmet for fall 2017. The Sirocco’s popularity is due to its strength, lightweight design and because it was only available in bright orange. You can always tell when […]


New East Coast Mixed Routes on Bay of Fundy

January 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Ontario climbers Nathan Kutcher and Rebecca Lewis have climbed new mixed routes on the Bay of Fundy, which is between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Kutcher and Lewis spent a few days climbing new […]


Words With Jerry Auld About Animated Film “Thyself”

January 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Jerry Auld moved to the Bow Valley decades ago for ice, rock and alpine climbing. He is now a co-owner of Imaginary Mountain Surveyors with Dustin Lynx and has a new animated short-film called […]


Footage of David Lama, Lunag Ri and Conrad Anker Heart Attack

January 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

After David Lama, 26, and Conrad Anker, 54, turned back just 300 metres below the summit of Lunag Ri 6,907m in November 2015, the two made another attempt to climb the it in 2016. […]


Watch Rockies Retro Ice Film with Solos, Big Hair and Bold Moves

January 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Ice climbing has come a long way since the 1980s and 1990s, when far less people participated in the sport. The gear was difficult to use and for many climbers, soloing was easier than […]