Nancy Hansen and Ralf Dujmovits Prepare for Unclimbed 7,000-metre Karakorum Peaks

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

Nancy Hansen is one of Canada’s leading expedition climbers, with big trips to the Himalayas and Alaska over the past few years. She will be teaming up with Ralf Dujmovits, one of Germany’s most […]


Basecamp Podcast Conversation with Alpinist Editor Katie Ives

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

Katie Ives is the editor-in-chief of Alpinist magazine, one of the world’s leading alpine climbing publications. In this Basecamp Podcast that was recorded at the 40th anniversary of the Banff Mountain Film and Book […]


Watch a Send of a West Coast 5.12

May 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch a Send of a West Coast 5.12

Watch Ryan Cormack send Time Pressure 5.12 at Checkamus Canyon near Squamish. The route follow a steep basalt dyke and has some technical climbing. That Route Time Pressure from Stuart Smith on Vimeo.


Evan Hau Climbs New 5.14 in Alberta Rockies

May 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Evan Hau Climbs New 5.14 in Alberta Rockies

Evan Hau has been one of Canada’s leading hard-route developers for the past few years. He recently sent one of his projects at Apocalypse Cave on Grotto Mountain and called it Belly of the […]


The North Face Rock Trip to Shikoku with Akiyo Noguchi

May 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on The North Face Rock Trip to Shikoku with Akiyo Noguchi

Akiyo Noguchi is joined by Toru Nakajima and Tomoa Narasaki on a trip to the remote Shikoku. Together, they discover a side of Japan few know about as they climb hard problems in a […]


Watch Alex Puccio’s Road to Recovery After Knee Injury

May 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | 1 Comment »

In 2015, top American climber Alex Puccio injured her knee during the IFSC Bouldering World Cup in Colorado. After tearing her meniscus, ACL and MCL, she began rehab and shared her story of recovery. […]


Watch the First Ascent of New 5.14d/15a in Poland

May 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch the First Ascent of New 5.14d/15a in Poland

This week, Piotrek Schab sent what might be the hardest route in Poland with his send of Stal Mielec 5.14d/15a. Here is the last crux after climbing over 50 moves up the Mamutowa Cave […]