The Hillary Step on Mount Everest is Gone

May 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The Hillary Step on Mount Everest collapsed sometime in the past few years. The rock feature was an exposed and steep section of the Southeast Ridge that was first climbed in 1953 by Edmund […]


Austrians Climb New R-rated Black Canyon Route

May 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Austrians Hansjorg Auer and Much Mayr have climbed the new 600-metre route called Mango Tango 5.11+R/X in Black Canyon, Colorado. They sent the 11-pitch test-piece line on the right side of Diagonal Buttress ground-up […]


Watch Will Stanhope Solo High Plains Drifter 5.11

May 19th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

Will Stanhope talks about the difference between roped climbing and free soloing in the short film below. In the summer of 2015 under cover strongmen @monkeyalltime and @jorgeackermann established the Daily Universe through the […]


New Ontario Eyeball Crag is Big Granite Wall

May 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

In the Algoma region of Ontario are a number of granite walls and domes that, for some reason or another, have never been developed. The access isn’t bad and the main wall is big […]


New Spring 2017 Sport Routes Added to Bow Valley

May 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

In 2016, Alex Megos sent Fight Club 5.15b as Canada’s first 5.15. The steep line is found at Raven Crag above Banff. While the 5.15 might attract strong climbers from around the world to […]


Kilian Jornet on Everest and Himalayan Summits 2017

May 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Kilian Jornet is in the Himalayas to attempt a speed record on Mount Everest. Last week, he climbed Cho Oyu for training and for an attempt at the speed record, but weather shut the […]


Katy Holm Tests New Grivel Stealth Helmet

May 17th, 2017 by Katy Holm | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | No Comments »

The Grivel Stealth helmet is modern lightweight foam helmet. I took the helmet out for some winter cragging in Squamish and spring Skaha cragging. Below are my thoughts on the helmet and a summary […]