Three Major Comps in Canada This Weekend

November 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

There are three big comps in Canada this weekend. On Nov. 26, Grip It in Saskatoon will host a Tour de Bloc/Alberta Climbing Association comp, for more info visit here. On the same day […]


Kurt Ross and Colin Simon Climb Fat Rocket Man

November 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Kurt Ross and Colin Simon have climbed Rocket Man, a sandbagged 350-metre M7+ WI6 on the steep walls below the Snowbird Glacier on Mount Patterson in the Rockies. Ross and Jess Roskelley attempted the […]


New Documentary Featuring 1916 Bugaboo Reenactment

November 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

A new outdoor adventure documentary previewing this month takes on a quirky and unusual subject: a group of climbers who set out to reenact a celebrated mountain climb from the early years of exploration […]


Adam Ondra Talks About Dawn Wall After Send

November 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Adam Ondra climbed the Dawn Wall 5.14d on El Cap in Yosemite in 31 pitches, one less then the first ascent team of Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson. At 23, the Czech climber has […]


Southern Ontario Ice Festival Gives Back to Community

November 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Ice, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Ice climbers tend to be hermits in the winter seeking out isolated climbs separated by long distances. The Southern Ontario Ice Fest galvanizes Ontario’s ice climbing community while giving back to the TROUT – […]


Sean McColl Sends Mystic Stylez V14 in Magic Wood

November 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Sean McColl is wrapping up a week in Magic Wood, Switzerland. On the first day, McColl got on four routes he had sent on previous trips: Sofasurfer V11/12, New Base Line V14, Voigas V12 […]


Watch Climbers Send the Eiffel Tower in 1947

November 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Climbers Send the Eiffel Tower in 1947

Watch this old film showing climbers Pierre Allain, Jacques Poincenot, Guy Poulet and René Ferlet climb the Eiffel Tower in 1947. It appears they simul-climbed it with ropes between each team.