Watch Climb of Classic Patagonia Ice Route on Cerro Torre

March 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Climb of Classic Patagonia Ice Route on Cerro Torre

Watch the New Zealand alpine climbing team climb Cerro Torre in Patagonia via the Ragni Route. This film was made over several attempts, three unsuccessful and one successful. Various partners including Kim Ladiges, Steve […]


Nina Williams Sends Highball Ambrosia in Bishop

March 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Nina Williams Sends Highball Ambrosia in Bishop

American crusher Nina Williams sent the popular highball problem Ambrosia in the Buttermilks of Bishop. The strong 26-year-old sent the 15-metre high (as tall as many crag routes) V11 after a number of working […]


Interview with Grant Statham on Ice Climbing and Avalanche Awareness

March 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Interview with Grant Statham on Ice Climbing and Avalanche Awareness

Grant Statham is based in Canmore and has been ice climbing for 30 years. For most of that time, Statham has worked as an IFMGA mountain guide and a leading avalanche forecaster doing a […]


New Weeping Wall WI5 is Lynx and List of Area Climbs

March 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Weeping Wall WI5 is Lynx and List of Area Climbs

The Weeping Wall Area is on the Icefields Parkway north of Banff on Cirrus Mountain and faces southwest. The first ascent of the Lower Weeping Wall was by Rob Wood and Bugs McKeith in […]


Watch Whitney Clark and Jenny Abegg Climb Stuart Range Granite

February 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Whitney Clark and Jenny Abegg Climb Stuart Range Granite

Whitney Clark and Jenny Abegg climb 18 pitches in 18 hours, including Acid Baby, Solid Gold and Iconoclast in the Stuart Range of Washington State.


Watch Trailer to New Film on Rocklands Bouldering

February 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Trailer to New Film on Rocklands Bouldering

Louder Than 11 has a new film about Rocklands called Dreamland. Watch Jorg Verhoeven send The Vice V13 and Katha Saurwein send Pinotage V8.


American Margo Hayes Sends La Rambla 5.15a, Makes History

February 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on American Margo Hayes Sends La Rambla 5.15a, Makes History

According to the climber’s site 8a.nu, Margo Hayes sent La Rambla 5.15a in Spain. “Margo Hayes has become the first female to have mastered the 9a+ [5.15a] grade by doing La Rambla in Siurana […]