Watch Two Sends at the Spiderfly Crag in Squamish

February 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Two Sends at the Spiderfly Crag in Squamish

The Spiderfly crag at the Smoke Bluffs in Squamish is quick to access and has two classic trad lines. The first video is a send of Something Short 5.10d, which many climbers suggest is […]


Watch an Ascent of Grand Wall in Squamish with Whipper

February 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch an Ascent of Grand Wall in Squamish with Whipper

Watch an ascent of Canada’s classic Grand Wall 5.11 A0 in Squamish. The headcam footage is mostly of the Split Pillar and Sword pitches. Watch a whipper at 27:20.


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 […]