Watch Rockies Retro Ice Film with Solos, Big Hair and Bold Moves

January 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Ice climbing has come a long way since the 1980s and 1990s, when far less people participated in the sport. The gear was difficult to use and for many climbers, soloing was easier than […]


James Pearson Repeats Carbondale Short Bus in Indian Creek

January 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

James Pearson recently climbed Carbondale Short Bus 5.14 in Indian Creek for the route’s possible third ascent. It was first climbed in 2012 by Hayden Kennedy and is protected by some of the smallest […]


New Variation to Classic Alpine Line Beyond Good and Evil

January 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Strong European climbers Jeff Mercier, Xavier Cailhol, Lucien Boucansaud and Bastien Lardat have climbed a new variation to the classic 600-metre Alp’s route Beyond Good and Evil M6. First climbed in 1992 by Mark […]


Chris Snobeck Makes Third Ascent of Saphira M15

January 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

American climber Chris Snobeck sent Saphira M15- for the route’s third ascent after 35 minutes of climbing. The steep mixed route in Vail is considered one of the most difficult single-pitch mixed routes in […]


Watch Jason Kruk Climb Genus Loci 5.12 in Squamish

January 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Check out this video featuring Jason Kruk climbing Genius Loci 5.12b. As an added bonus, the film also includes commentary from Squamish pioneer and the route’s first ascentionist Hamish Fraser.





Luka Lindič and Ines Papert Free Big Alpine Routes

January 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

German climber Ines Papert and Slovenian Luka Lindič have accomplished some big climbs recently. In China, they made a successful climb of the difficult southeast face of the Kyzyl Asker 5,842m up their new […]


Lonnie Kauk’s Second Ascent of Magic Line 5.14b in Yosemite

January 4th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Lonnie Kauk has made the second ascent of Magic Line 5.14b in Yosmite. His dad, Ron Kauk, made the first ascent on Dec. 6, 1996. On Instagram, Lonnie wrote, “20 years later and seconnd […]