Hard V15 Sends in Spain and Switzerland

February 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Hard V15 Sends in Spain and Switzerland

Ruben Diaz has made the second ascent of Albert Rocasolano’s La Teoría del Todo in Albarracín, Spain. Originally graded V16, Diaz said it is a V15 or V15+. This would be Diaz’s second V15 […]


Narrated Slideshow about John Bachar and John Long Solo Day

February 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Narrated Slideshow about John Bachar and John Long Solo Day

John Long’s gripping tale of a big free solo day with John Bachar, in Joshua Tree in the late 1970s. For the e-book with a collection of Long’s best stories and bonus readings visit […]


Patagonia to Boycott Outdoor Retailer in Utah

February 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Patagonia to Boycott Outdoor Retailer in Utah

Patagonia says it won’t come to any more Outdoor Retailer shows held in Utah. The reason is because governor Gary Herbert signed a resolution on Friday calling on the federal government to repeal the […]


Watch Banana Peel to Squamish Buttress Linkup

February 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Banana Peel to Squamish Buttress Linkup

One of the most popular routes in Squamish is to climb Banana Peel 5.6 on the Apron and to link it with the Squamish Buttress. There are two options for the buttress, the easier […]


Technique Tuesday: How to Use a Prusik Hitch

February 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Technique Tuesday: How to Use a Prusik Hitch

Using a prusik hitch is one of the oldest climbing techniques around. Every climber should know it, because you never know when you’re going to need it. It was developed in 1931 by Austrian […]


Canadians Send Hard Routes in Mexico to Start 2017

February 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Canadians Send Hard Routes in Mexico to Start 2017

Mexico is a popular place for Canadians to spend their winters, as it has a number of world-class climbing areas. West Coasters Kim and Graham McGrenere and Dan Beland are currently in El Salto […]


Patagonia Fitz Clean Up and Some New Routes

February 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Patagonia Fitz Clean Up and Some New Routes

Patagonia Vertical is the one-stop shop to find out what’s going on in Patagonia. The season down south has been snowy and windy and many climbers have sat around waiting for a weather window. […]