Mid-Winter Avalanche Reminders for Climbers

February 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Mid-Winter Avalanche Reminders for Climbers

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 | Comments Off on Big New Mixed Climb in Austria Looks Fun

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 […]


Marc-Andre Leclerc Climbs New Integral on Slesse

February 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Marc-Andre Leclerc Climbs New Integral on Slesse

No one knows the ridges, faces and features on Mount Slesse more than Marc-Andre Leclerc and over the past few weeks, he has climbed a number of long and aesthetic alpine routes in the […]


Watch Second Ascent of Metanoia on Eiger Film

February 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Second Ascent of Metanoia on Eiger Film

In the winter of 1991 Jeff Lowe climbed a line straight up the north face of the Eiger. Alone and without bolts. Many said it was madness, most said it was visionary, everybody said […]


Watch a Send of Black Orpheus in Red Rocks

February 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch a Send of Black Orpheus in Red Rocks

Black Orpheus is a super classic multi-pitch trad route in Red Rock Conservation Area on the edge of Las Vegas. In this short film by Kurt Ross, watch Emily Matherly, David Lee and Kiff […]


Explore World’s Highest Peaks With New 3D Models

February 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes | Comments Off on Explore World’s Highest Peaks With New 3D Models

Martin Laxenaire has created a fun interactive website with 3D models of the world’s 14 highest peaks. There is historical information, route lines and more. In an interview with UKClimbing.com, Laxenaire said that he […]