Waddington Range: One Month, New Ground and an Avalanche

May 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Japanese climbers Noboru Kikuchi of Japan and Yamada Toshiyuki and Takeshi Tani of Alberta spent the past month in the Waddington Range on Canada’s West Coast. They climbed the north face of Bravo via […]


Watch Four V11 Sends on Squamish Granite

May 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Tom Peckitt has sent over this short edit of all the top V11s listed in the third edition of the Squamish Bouldering Guide. The problems are The Egg, Encore Une Fois, Agoraphobia and The Perfect Cave.


Basecamp Podcast Discussion with Lydia Bradey, Everest and Yosemite Legend

May 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Lydia Bradey is now known as the first woman to summit Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen. She grew up in New Zealand with her mother who struggled financially. As a teenager, she took up […]


Ueli Steck and David Goettler on Shishapangma, Bad Weather and Climbing

May 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

At the end of April, Ueli Steck and David Goettler arrived in Nepal to open a new route on Shishapangma’s south face. During the first two weeks, they acclimatized in Khumbu Valley. They managed travelled […]


Adam Ondra Repeats Geocache 5.15a in One Day

May 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Adam Ondra has sent Alex Megos’ Geocache 5.15a in Frankenjura in only one day compared to the six Megos needed. Ondra wrote the following after his send, “Almost did it in a couple of tries […]


Cory Richards Snapchats His Way to Everest Summit, Leaving O2 Behind

May 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Cory Richards, adventure photojournalist and high-altitude Snapchatter, has reached the summit of Everest from the north. His partner in crime for the ascent, Adrian Ballinger, turned around before the summit. Richards shared his climb […]


Canadian Amanda Berezowski Sends West Coast 5.13c

May 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Amanda Berezowski started comp climbing in Calgary when she was 16. She was part of the city’s junior team and climbed with top climbers nationally and internationally. She just sent the first 5.13 she […]