Toronto Presentation: Nazi Climbing History Captured in ‘Above the Reich’

June 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

On June 22, Gripped editorial director David Chaundy-Smart will be talking about the link between Nazis, the German Alpine Club and the history of mountaineering. This is one of the most interesting presentations about […]


Mount Whitney Gets New Big 5.11 Called Inyo Face

June 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Mount Whitney is 4,421 metres, which makes it the highest mountain in the Lower 48. It was first climbed on Aug. 18, 1873 by Charles Begole, Albert Johnson and John Luca. This past week, […]


Words With Climber and Historian Patrick Kavanagh

June 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Patrick Kavanagh is a climber from New Zealand who uses forums such as Supertopo for researching climbs and chatting with climbers around the world. While many climbing forums have disappeared over the years, Supertopo has […]


The Climbing Life and Learning from 1975

June 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

In 1975 the best rock climbers in North America were just starting to break into the 5.12 grade. That level of difficulty may not seem like a big deal today, especially at sport crags, but when you strip out the astonishing material and innovative changes to climbing gear, shoes, and training since then, 5.12 had sharper teeth than it may seem.





Yamabushi is Yamnuska’s Big 5.12 Sport Route

June 20th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

In about 1999, Raphael Slawinski and Will Gadd started work on a new line on the last major buttress of Yamnuska without a route on it. It took 11 more trips up on the wall, […]


Father’s Day with Some of our Favourite Climbing Dads

June 19th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday than to take your old man climbing? For those of us lucky enough to have fathers who rock climb, it would be a great way […]


Scott Bennett and Brad Gobright’s El Cap One-Day Triple-Link

June 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Brad Gobright and Scott Bennett have linked three hard routes on El Cap in 23 hours and 10 minutes. They started on The Zodiac 5.7 A2 or 5.13c at 2 p.m. and then climbed […]