Italians Climb Classic Slovak Direct on Denali

June 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The first all-Italian ascent of Slovak Direct on Denali was recently accomplished by David Bacci and Luca Moroni over five days. This was likely the eighth ascent of the route that was first climbed […]

Watch 2017 Mallorca Deep Water Solo Film

June 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Video | No Comments »

Watch deep water soloing (DWS) in Cala Vargques at Metrosexual Cave in Mallorca and at Port Pi. The climbers are Kiernan Tong, Richie Ramos, Aaron Nattrass and Pep Malo. Film by Al Aire Films.

Watch Film on Historic 1967 Kluane Centennial Expedition

June 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

In 1967, the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) went to Kluane National Park with a group of climbers. The expedition was part of the Yukon Alpine Centennial Expedition (YACE), a big outdoor adventure to […]

Watch Nicole Deuchar on Squamish 5.12

June 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Watch Nicole Deuchar on Digital Dexterity 5.12c at the Smoke Bluffs in Squamish in this short film by Stu Smith. Digital Dexterity is an often-mossy climb at Pixie Corner that requires cleaning before sending. […]

Watch a Send of Archangel 5.12 in Boulder Canyon

June 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Curtis Beutler works on and sends the well-known Boulder Canyon test-piece Archangel 5.12c. The line has long been at the centre of debate about bolting ethics and trad verses sport. What once was a […]

Watch Jon Cardwell on Hard Spain Sport Routes

June 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

After seven years, Jon Cardwell returned to Siurana and Oliana to get project some hard Spanish sport routes, including La Rambla 5.15 and Papichulo 5.15. “It’s easy to summarize my feelings on returning to […]

Watch Epic ‘Mountain’ Trailer Narrated by Willem Dafoe

June 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Only three centuries ago, setting out to climb a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. Mountains were places of peril, not beauty, an upper world to be shunned, not sought out. Why […]