Royal Robbins Had a Dormant Swiss Bank Account

January 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Royal Robbins was a leading rock climber during the 1950s and 60s. Over 50 years ago while instructing at the International School of Mountaineering in Leysinhe, he opened a Swiss bank account. It was […]


Watch Stormbringer Film About Big Norway Ice

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

In February 2015, Tanja Schmitt, Heike Schmitt and Matthias Scherer set out to Eidfjord Norway. Over two winters they attempted a monstrous ice line called Fjåne Fossenin vain. Watch as the climbers visit Fjåne […]


Watch an Ice Climber Whip, Don’t Do This!

January 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

A great example of how to not ice climb. Always be sure to bounce test your tools. Will Gadd recently published a blog about not falling on ice, see here for more.


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 […]