South American Cholita Climbers Aim for Aconcagua

April 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Routes | No Comments »

For the past few years, a number of Aymara indigenous women in Bolivia have been climbing high peaks. Aged 42 to 50, the 11 women gained experience working for mountaineers around Huayna Potosi, a […]


Watch Chris Sharma and Joe Kinder Climb at Figlos

April 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

This winter, Joe Kinder and Chris Sharma checked out the beautiful cave in Figols. We heard of a classics route David Gambus put up some years back ad were keen to see what it […]


Watch a Send of Squamish Boulder All That You Love

April 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

Stu Smith brings us another short film about sending a route in Squamish. This time it’s on All That You Love at the UFO boulders, a problem first climbed by Jack Fieldhouse a few years […]


Big Rockfall at Popular Banff Crag on Tunnel Mountain

April 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Gordon Irwin is a guide with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and recently reported about a large rockfall at the Black Band crag on Tunnel Mountain near Banff. The wall is busy in […]


Hard International Sends Include Strong Young Climbers

April 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Laura Rogora is only 14 but has sent 5.14d and recently onsighted Batuka 5.13+ in Margalef. After her send, she said, “The route is divided in two sections with a very good rest in […]


Watch Big Wall Aid Climbing and Base Jumping in Antarctica

April 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Watch as Sam Beaugey, Manu Pellissier, Seb Collomb-Gros and Géraldine Fasnacht decided to try something never done before. They wanted to travel through Antarctica to ski, aid climb, snow kite, paraglide and base jump, and […]


Alex Ratson Goes Aid Climbing on Vancouver Island

April 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

Alex Ratson takes a big rack to Crest Creek on Vancouver Island. “Not many places you can go crag hard aid around, especially these days,” Ratson wrote. Follow Ratson on Instagram here.