John Snorri First Icelander to Summit K2

August 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Routes | Comments Off on John Snorri First Icelander to Summit K2

John Snorri Sigurjónsson has become the first Icelandic climber to summit K2 after reaching the summit in July. You can see his satellite tracker information here. Broad peak summit!John reaching summit of Broad peak […]


Hazel Findlay Sends New 5.13dR in Squamish

August 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Hazel Findlay Sends New 5.13dR in Squamish

Hazel Findlay is no stranger to Squamish with many hard first ascents and sends over the years. The strong British climber just made the first free ascent of Tainted Love aka Northern Soul 5.13dR. […]


New 2017 Alpine Routes on King’s Peak on Island

August 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New 2017 Alpine Routes on King’s Peak on Island

Over the past week, the south face of King’s Peak on Vancouver Island got two new routes. For a great introduction on Island climbing visit here. Ryan Van Horne and Hunter Lee recently climbed […]


Jasper Gets New Eight-Pitch 5.10a on Ashlar Ridge

August 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Jasper Gets New Eight-Pitch 5.10a on Ashlar Ridge

Ashlar Ridge near the town of Jasper in Alberta has more good rock than many people realize and a few Edmonton climbers are starting to explore it. Thanks to the hard work of some […]


Nicolas Gaudreault Sends Old Quebec A4 at 5.13d

August 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Nicolas Gaudreault Sends Old Quebec A4 at 5.13d

Nicolas Gaudreault has climbed a new 5.13d at the aesthetic Parapluie wall in Saguenay, Quebec. He called his new test-piece Exegese. About one month ago, Gaudreault made the first free ascent of Facteur X, […]


Andy White Sends New Kelowna V13

August 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Andy White Sends New Kelowna V13

Andy White is arguably one of Interior B.C.’s most active boulderers, always working new projects and promoting the hard problems in the area. He recently made the first ascent of Slipperier When Wet V13 […]


New White Tiger Route is Old Fred Beckey Project

August 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New White Tiger Route is Old Fred Beckey Project

In June of 2016, Aaron Hanson and Vince Ryglis spent three days approaching the Leaning Towers in the Purcells, a remote group of granite walls. They made the journey to complete a 1986 project […]