Karakorum Expedition in the Spirit of East Coaster Cory Hall

September 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

James Monypenny from the U.K. and Canadian Max Fisher head to the Karakorum mountains of Pakistan to climb a new route in memory of their friend Cory Hall, who passed away in Peru in […]


Watch a 5.11 Send at Lakit Lake, a Great Autumn Crag in B.C.

September 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Lakit Lake is near Cranbrook, B.C. and offers lots of steep pumpy climbing. There are routes from 5.7 to 5.14 and the rock offers slopers, jugs, crimps and rolling bulges. Watch the crux section […]


Markus Pucher Attempts Fitz Roy Solo in Winter

September 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

It has been a winter of near sends in Patagonia. First was Pucher’s attempt to solo Cerro Torre, but he stopped just below the summit due to conditions. Then was Marc-Andre Leclerc’s bold attempt […]


Roger Schaeli Repeats Eiger 5.12d for Historic Send

September 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Strong climber Roger Schaeli has made the likely second ascent of the 900-metre La Vida Es Silbar up the north face of the Eiger. The route was first climbed in the late ’90s and […]


Ines Papert, 2016 Banff Festival Speaker, Repeats Hard German Route

September 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Inest Papert has repeated Scaramouche, an eight-pitch 5.13b/c up the west face of the Hoher Göll in the Berchtesgadener alps of Germany, with her partner Matthias Reiter. It took her nearly two weeks to […]


New Route on Mount Gimli’s South Face is Dark and Stormy

September 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Jasmin Caton and Cam Shute have climbed a new route on Mount Gimli in B.C. called Dark and Stormy 5.11a. The new Valhalla range route is five pitches and climbs up the south face […]


Avalanche Season Already With Climbers Injured in Jasper Area

September 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

There was an avalanche on Mount Edith Cavell in Jasper National park that took two climbers for a 75-metre ride. Luckily, the climbers escaped with only minor injuries. The following report appeared on the […]