Will Gadd Shares Japan Ice and Near Miss Story

December 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

In the winter of 2015, Will Gadd, Sarah Hueniken, John Price and Ed Hannam met up in Japan for some ice climbing. Hannam is a local climber who runs IceClimbingJapan.com and had promised lots […]


New Hard Route on Eiger by Tom Ballard and Marcin Tomaszewski

December 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Tom Ballard and Marcin Tomaszewski have made the first ascent of the 1,800-metre Titanic 5.10c M5 A3 up the north face of the Eiger. The two climbers spent seven days on the wall. Tomaszewski […]


Watch Mina Leslie-Wujastyk Boulder in the Grampians

December 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | No Comments »

The variety of rock in the Grampians is incredible and makes for varied climbing throughout the areas. This video shows some of the most interesting rock from the waves and swirls of Kindergarten to […]


Watch Jozef Kristoffy Send Tatras Hardest Multi-Pitch

December 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Jozef Kristoffy recently made the first free ascent of Corona 5.14c on Jastrabia Veza in Slovakia. It is the hardest multi-pitch in the Tatras Mountains on the border of Slovakia and Poland. Watch Kristoffy […]


A Mixed Bag of Nuts – Canada’s Top Mixed Routes

December 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in 2012.05, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Collaborating with Slawinski, Gadd, and Owens and a group of Canadian Rockies adventure seekers, I created a top-10 mixed climbing route list. This list was put together to give some sort of direction; a guide to where you might find a climb that will leave you with shivers up your spine, grinning from ear -to-ear and hopefully psyched for more.





La Pomme d’Or is a Classic Canadian Ice Route in Quebec

December 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

La Pomme d’Or is on Mont de l’Equerre in Hautes-gorges de la rivière Malbaie, Quebec. The first ascent of the 350-metre WI5+ was by Kurt Winkler and Jim Tierney in March 1980. In 1985, […]


Adam Ondra Tips His Hat to Yosemite Senders

December 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Adam Ondra is now part of Yosemite’s history. After six weeks of committing himself to some of the most challenging rock climbing pitches in America, he is returning home to Europe. He made the […]