Watch Alex Megos Highlights from 2016

January 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Alex Megos is one of the world’s leading rock climbers. In 2016, he visited Canada and established the first 5.15 in the country with Fightclub 5.15b, he made the fourth ascent of Dreamcatcher 5.14d, […]


Watch Drew Ruana Send Hard Bishop Problems

January 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Drew Ruana is a leading American sport climber and boulderer with a number of hard sends over the past few years. Watch him climb Mandala V12, Haroun and the Sea of Stories V11, Stained […]


Michaela Kiersch Sends The Golden Ticket 5.14c at RRG

January 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

In November 2016, Michaela Kiersch sent The Golden Ticket 5.14c at Red River Gorge in Kentucky. “A short film by Andy Wickstrom, Brandon and Gabi Fox that chronicles the historic first female ascent of […]


Wild Survivial Story About 1983 Rockies Alpine Avalanche

January 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

In 1983, Jim Sevigny and Richard Whitmire were heading up the Supercouloir on Deltaform in the Canadian Rockies. They were about 650 metres up the grade IV climb when an avalanche swept them down […]


Watch Ben Smith Send Nova Scotia’s First 5.14

January 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

In Fall of 2016, Ben Smith made the first ascent of The Trickle Down 5.14-, the hardest route on Canada’s East Coast and the first of the grade in Nova Scotia. Be sure to […]


Canadians Advanced to Semis at Korea Ice World Cup

January 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Events, Events, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The 2017 Ice Climbing World Cup is taking place in Cheongsong, Korea this weekend for the tour’s third stop of the season. And for the third competition in a row, Noah Beek of B.C. […]


Watch Stormbringer Film About Big Norway Ice

January 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

In February 2015, Tanja Schmitt, Heike Schmitt and Matthias Scherer set out to Eidfjord Norway. Over two winters they attempted a monstrous ice line called Fjåne Fossenin vain. Watch as the climbers visit Fjåne […]