Rescues After Chamonix Cable Car Stops Working

September 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Rescues After Chamonix Cable Car Stops Working

If you have ever taken the Helbronner cable car between Aiguille du Midi and Pointe Helbronner in Chamonix then you know the hazards. Snow storms and high winds often force the lift to close, […]


Jon Siegrist’s Second Free Ascent of Colorado 5.14 at 4,200 metres

September 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Jon Siegrist’s Second Free Ascent of Colorado 5.14 at 4,200 metres

Jon Siegrist recently made the second ascent the Full Dunn/Westbay on Long’s Peak’s Diamond in Colorado. The 10-pitch 5.14a is one of the hardest routes at the elevation of 4,200 metres in North America. […]


Alex Honnold’s Summer Injuries Result of Rope Climbing Accident

September 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Alex Honnold’s Summer Injuries Result of Rope Climbing Accident

Alex Honnold reported to the American Alpine Journal that he suffered a compression fracture of two vertebrae this summer after a fall at Index, Washington. In his report, he said, “I had run up […]


Hard Sends Go Down at Horne Lake

September 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Hard Sends Go Down at Horne Lake

Horne Lake is on Vancouver Island and boasts some of the steepest limestone climbing in B.C. Over the past few weeks, strong climbers have sent hard routes there. First was Amanda Berezowski’s send of […]


Watch Nalle Hukkataival and Friends’ 2016 Summer in South Africa

September 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Nalle Hukkataival and Friends’ 2016 Summer in South Africa

Nalle Hukkataival is one of the world’s leading boulderers. Martin Mobraten has produced this short film about Hukkataival’s summer in Africa sending hard routes up to V15. Follow Hukkataival here for regular updates.


Watch Mark Smith Talk Climbing at Toronto Basecamp

September 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Mark Smith Talk Climbing at Toronto Basecamp

Basecamp is one of Toronto’s newest climbing gyms and 5.14 crusher Mark Smith spends most of his time teaching climbers intro and advanced skills. For more info, visit here.


Longtime Gripped Photo Editor and Climber Chris Lepik Passes

September 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Longtime Gripped Photo Editor and Climber Chris Lepik Passes

Recently, Chris Lepik, 48, longtime senior photo editor and advertising sales director of Gripped and important figure in all Gripped Publishing Inc. magazines, passed away. He was a much-loved member of our team for […]