Canadians and Canadian Routes on 2016 Piolet d’Or Longlist

February 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Canadians and Canadian Routes on 2016 Piolet d’Or Longlist

The 24th Piolet d’Or awards will be held in La Grave, France, on April 16 and 17. The Piolet d’Or have been called the Oscars of alpine climbing. Every year, a jury of accomplished […]


The 2016 Vancouver International Film Festival Roundup

February 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, International, Mountain, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on The 2016 Vancouver International Film Festival Roundup

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) took place from Feb. 12 to 20 at a number of locations in Vancouver. By Drew Copeland VIMFF has progressed from humble beginnings in the North Vancouver’s […]


Katha Saurwein and Jorg Verhoeven Climb Tasmania’s Five Pillars

February 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Katha Saurwein and Jorg Verhoeven Climb Tasmania’s Five Pillars

Jorg Verhoeven and Katha Saurwein visit Tasmania, Australia, to sample the best sea stack rock formations in the world. They climb the classic Totem Pole, Moai, Pole Dancer, Pole Axed, and Albert’s Tomb, successfully ticking […]


Splitter New Patagonia Alpine Routes by Japanese Team

February 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Splitter New Patagonia Alpine Routes by Japanese Team

The Japanese team consisting of Takaaki Nagato and Jumbo Katsutaka Yokoyama have climbed two splitter new routes in Patagonia. According to PlanetMountain.com, the climbers made a fast town-to-town ascent of The Last Gringo Standing […]


Watch Beto Rocasolano send Catalan Witness the Fitness

February 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Beto Rocasolano send Catalan Witness the Fitness

Catalan Witness the Fitness V15 was established a few months ago by Chris Sharma. It’s only repeat is by Beto Rocasolano a few weeks ago. This is a great short film of a strong […]


Smith Rock’s New Hardest Route by Drew Ruana

February 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Smith Rock’s New Hardest Route by Drew Ruana

Drew Ruana has climbed Assassin 5.14d in Smith Rock, which might be the area’s hardest route. Smith is Ruana’s home crag and his 5.14d grade, once confirmed, will be the hardest graded bolted route […]


Watch Stefano Ghisolfi Send Crux of New Italian 5.14

February 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Stefano Ghisolfi Send Crux of New Italian 5.14

The strong climber Stefano Ghisolfi recently pieced together a project from 1992. The route now-called Dingo 5.14c is at Monte Sordo in Italy and was bolted by Andrea Gallo in the early 90s. Follow […]