Jon Walsh and Michelle Kadatz Send Scottish Knuckleduster

February 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Jon Walsh and Michelle Kadatz Send Scottish Knuckleduster

For the past month, a number of Canadians have been sending hard routes in Scotland. Two of those Canadians are Michelle Kadatz and Jon Walsh. Having climbed a number of test-piece winter lines in […]


Big Bouldering Sends in Europe

February 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Routes | Comments Off on Big Bouldering Sends in Europe

It seems to be send season in Europe as many hard problems have been going down. James Webb made the first American ascent and fourth ascent overall of L’Alchimiste, which had two sends within […]


The Patagonia Torre Traverse in a Day!

February 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on The Patagonia Torre Traverse in a Day!

Colin Haley and Alex Honnold have sent the Torre Traverse in a day for its second ascent. The traverse of the Torre peaks in Patagonia was first done by Haley and Rolando Garibotti in […]


Canadians Sending in Japan, Scotland, Patagonia and Tasmania

February 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, Mountain, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Canadians Sending in Japan, Scotland, Patagonia and Tasmania

Some of Canada’s top climbers have gone abroad for ice, rock and icy rock.  First was a trip to Scotland for the icy rock. Alpine climbers Ian Welsted and Raphael Slawinski were invited to the […]


Brette Harrington Solos Patagonia Route

January 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Brette Harrington Solos Patagonia Route

American alpinist Brette Harrington has arrived in Patagonia for the winter. On her Instagram, she reported soloing the classic route called Austriaca on Aguja de l’S. The route was first climbed in 1987 by Hans […]


David Lama and Conrad Anker Attempt Nepal Peak

January 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Routes | Comments Off on David Lama and Conrad Anker Attempt Nepal Peak

In Nov. 2015, David Lama and Conrad Anker climbed to a new highpoint on the headwall of Lunag Ri, a 6,907-metre peak on the border of Nepal and Tibet. The Austrian-American team gave everything to be […]


Watch a Send of a Classic Squamish Line

January 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch a Send of a Classic Squamish Line

Another great video from Stu Smith of a send from the Squamish Smoke Bluffs. The route was first climbed by Peter Croft and Tami Knight at 5.11b. As Smith wrote, “There were two bolts […]