Watch Adam Ondra on his 5.15d Project in Flatanger

September 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

The race to send the world’s first 5.15d is one and Adam Ondra has a project that might come in at the grade. Chris Sharma is also working on a 5.15d. It seems that […]


Killian Jornet Backs Off Everest Record Attempt

September 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Kilian Jornet, Spanish mountain runner, and his team have backed off their speed record attempt on Mount Everest’s north face. Deep snow and poor conditions led to the decision. Jornet was hoping to set […]


Watch Nic Vissers Send Zombie Roof 5.13a in Squamish

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

Watch Nic Vissers send Zombie Roof 5.13a at the Smoke Buffs in Squamish. It took Vissers eight sessions over three weeks this summer.


Karakorum Expedition in the Spirit of East Coaster Cory Hall

September 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

James Monypenny from the U.K. and Canadian Max Fisher head to the Karakorum mountains of Pakistan to climb a new route in memory of their friend Cory Hall, who passed away in Peru in […]


UPDATED: Rad Backyard Calgary Climbing Wall Must Come Down

September 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Video | 1 Comment »

UPDATE: “The wall has been saved!” was written on Calgary Climbing Centre’s Facebook. “Parties involved were able to come to a new agreement that worked. Annika is a dedicated young athlete that trains on […]


First Cliffhanger, then Vertical Limit and now… Shivaay!

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Video | Comments Off on First Cliffhanger, then Vertical Limit and now… Shivaay!

Great things happen when Bollywood/Hollywood movie producers bring climbing and mountaineering onto the big screen. In Cliffhanger, Gabe (Sylvester Stallone) had a bolt gun that drove bolts into the rock. In Vertical Limit, Peter […]


Watch a Massive Rockfall on Piz Cengalo in Switzerland

September 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch a Massive Rockfall on Piz Cengalo in Switzerland

The Sciora hut Facebook page posted the following video by Anna Vaninetti of a large rockfall on Piz Cengalo. In 2011 and 2012, large rockfalls were reported on PlanetMountain.com, which you can read about […]