Watch Lee Cossey Send Agent of Cool 5.13d in Australia

February 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Watch Lee Cossey send an old Grampians project and make the first ascent of Agent of Cool 5.13d). Agent of Cool is on of the most difficult trad routes down under.


Watch Ascent of Rare Circus Circus WI4 in the Rockies

February 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

The three-pitch Circus Circus WI4 is a rarely-formed classic in British Columbia. It has become a must-climb this season with dozens of climbers having climbed it so far this year. Watch Steve Swenson, Kurt […]


Watch Two Sends at the Spiderfly Crag in Squamish

February 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

The Spiderfly crag at the Smoke Bluffs in Squamish is quick to access and has two classic trad lines. The first video is a send of Something Short 5.10d, which many climbers suggest is […]


Watch an Ascent of Grand Wall in Squamish with Whipper

February 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

Watch an ascent of Canada’s classic Grand Wall 5.11 A0 in Squamish. The headcam footage is mostly of the Split Pillar and Sword pitches. Watch a whipper at 27:20.


Mid-Winter Avalanche Reminders for Climbers

February 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

This winter has been full of close calls and bad falls. A number of climbers have been caught in avalanches and are lucky to have survived. With the recent heavy snow falls and high […]


Big New Mixed Climb in Austria Looks Fun

February 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Hansjörg Auer and Reinhard Obweger have climbed the new Freizeitstress in Ötztal, Austria. They graded the 110-metre route M5 WI6, watch some of the action below and for more info visit PlanetMountain.com here.


Watch Banana Peel to Squamish Buttress Linkup

February 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Banana Peel to Squamish Buttress Linkup

One of the most popular routes in Squamish is to climb Banana Peel 5.6 on the Apron and to link it with the Squamish Buttress. There are two options for the buttress, the easier […]