Strong Team Links Ultimate Everything Ice to Gondola Station

January 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The strong team of Tim Emmett, Luka Lindic and Marc-Andre Leclerc climbed the new ice/mixed variation up Ultimate Everything on The Chief. They then made their way to The Dream WI5 and topped out […]


New Nine-Pitch Banff Sport Route is River Run 5.10

January 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Chris Perry has been establishing routes in the Canadian Rockies for five decades. Some of his first new routes were in the Ghost in the 1970s and they were run-out and bold trad lines. […]


Parking Woes: Climbers Against New Squamish Business

January 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Squamish is a busy place during rock climbing season and parking has become a major issue. To get straight to the point, a new business has been approved to open in the Adventure Centre […]


Climbing Gear from Winter Outdoor Retailer 2017

January 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Hardware, Mountain, News, Profiles, Ropes | No Comments »

Every year, industry members and athletes head to Salt Lake City to take part in the Outdoor Retailer. Below is just some of the gear announced for 2017. Be sure to pick up the […]


Michaela Kiersch Sends The Golden Ticket 5.14c at RRG

January 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

In November 2016, Michaela Kiersch sent The Golden Ticket 5.14c at Red River Gorge in Kentucky. “A short film by Andy Wickstrom, Brandon and Gabi Fox that chronicles the historic first female ascent of […]


Wild Survivial Story About 1983 Rockies Alpine Avalanche

January 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

In 1983, Jim Sevigny and Richard Whitmire were heading up the Supercouloir on Deltaform in the Canadian Rockies. They were about 650 metres up the grade IV climb when an avalanche swept them down […]


Happy 94th Birthday Fred Beckey!

January 14th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | 2 Comments »

Fred Beckey is one of the world’s most accomplished climbers and turned 94 on Jan. 14, 2017. Born on Jan. 14, 1923, Friedrich Wolfgang Beckey has established new routes all around the world, authored a number of […]