Dave MacLeod Trains, Boulders and Climbs New Alpine Route

May 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Dave MacLeod Trains, Boulders and Climbs New Alpine Route

Dave MacLeod training on his own wall, on the boulders of Glen Nevis and making the first ascent of Night Fury IX 9 on Ben Nevis with Helen Rennard.


Edward Whymper Would Be 176 Years Old Today

May 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Edward Whymper Would Be 176 Years Old Today

Edward Whymper was a leading climber during British mountaineering’s golden age. During the 1850s and 1860s, many of Europe’s big objectives were climbed and Whymper was a driving force behind many ascent. He worked […]


11-Year-Old Oriane Bertone Sends Sixth V11

May 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on 11-Year-Old Oriane Bertone Sends Sixth V11

Oriane Bertone sent the left variation of Ganesh Assis V11 in Ravine Saint on Reunion Island. The 11-year-old had sent the route a month ago, but some climbers claimed the young climber’s foot touched […]


Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic

May 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, International, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic

Spring is in full swing and climbers across Canada are putting their months on plastic to work on real stone. Here are a few outdoor and indoor moves that would feel good to make […]


Know How to Belay With a Munter Hitch

May 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Know How to Belay With a Munter Hitch

Paul McSorley demonstrates how to belay from the top of the pitch with a munter hitch. A great skill to know in the event you ever drop or forget your belay device.


Said Belhaj is First Swedish Climber to Send 5.15

May 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Said Belhaj is First Swedish Climber to Send 5.15

Swedish climber Said Belhaj has sent Chris Sharma’s 2008 route Papichulo 5.15a at Oliana in Spain. Not only is this his hardest route, but it’s the first time a Swedish climber has ticked a […]


Watch ‘The Developer’s Craft’ About First Ascents

May 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch ‘The Developer’s Craft’ About First Ascents

Watch this short film about first ascents by Reel Motion Media featuring Ben Scott. The Developer’s Craft from Reel Motion Media on Vimeo.