Conrad Kain and Three Kain Routes to Climb

July 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Conrad Kain and Three Kain Routes to Climb

Conrad Kain was one of the first climbers who pushed big alpine and rock climbs in western Canada. He moved to Canada in 1909 at the age of 25. He moved to the Rockies […]


Fred Nicole Talks Dreamtime, First V15 Ever

July 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Fred Nicole Talks Dreamtime, First V15 Ever

Fred Nicole started climbing at Cresciano, Switzerland, in 1991 and went on to make first ascents of many of the area’s test-piece lines. In 2000, he made the first ascent of Dreamtime as the […]


Watch Jorg Verhoeven Send Dihedral Wall 5.14 on El Cap

July 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Watch Jorg Verhoeven Send Dihedral Wall 5.14 on El Cap

Jorg Verhoeven sent Dihedral Wall 5.14a on El Cap for the second free ascent last fall. In 2014, Verhoeven became the fifth person to send The Nose. Verhoeven’s Dihedral Wall send came 12 years […]


Canadians at Villars IFSC 2017 Lead World Cup

July 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Canadians at Villars IFSC 2017 Lead World Cup

The 2017 Villars IFSC Lead World Cup is taking place from July 7 to 8. There are a handful of Canadians at the big event. After Qualifications, Alannah Yip finished in 38th (28th in […]


Watch James Blackhall Send First 5.12d

July 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch James Blackhall Send First 5.12d

James Blackhall has been one of Ravens Crag’s leading developers and retro-bolters over the past few seasons. He has put countless hours into fixing old hardware on classic routes. His passion for the crag, […]


Watch Slow Moments from Vail World Cup

July 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Profiles | Comments Off on Watch Slow Moments from Vail World Cup

Louder Than Eleven are experts at taking a fast-paced sport and slowing it down to the right music. In this 2017 clip, we get a mellow perspective of the IFSC Vail Bouldering World Cup […]


Search Ends for Climbers on Nanga Parbat

July 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Search Ends for Climbers on Nanga Parbat

Rescue attempts to find missing climbers on the Mazeno Ridge of Nanga Parbat have been called off. The 37-year-old Argentinian climber Mariano Galvan and 55-year-old Spainish climber Alberto Zerain disappeared on the 8,126-metre Pakistan […]