Watch Rituals with Vikki Weldon and Brette Harrington

July 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Gear, Video | Comments Off on Watch Rituals with Vikki Weldon and Brette Harrington

Vikki Weldon and Brette Harrington are featured in this short film called Rituals. “Rituals are beginnings. Regardless of context, they are meant to prepare, providing familiar actions we can perform without thinking to take […]


Animation: Giving Birth in the Mountains

July 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Video | Comments Off on Animation: Giving Birth in the Mountains

Another great animation by Erik Tanghe, this time about giving birth in the mountains.


Rueck and Smith-Gobat Climb New Dragon’s Nest in China

July 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Rueck and Smith-Gobat Climb New Dragon’s Nest in China

In April 2016, an international team of climbers was the first to receive permission to climb in Zhangjiajie, China’s first and largest National Forest, located in the northern Hunan province of south-central China. With […]


Watch The Power of Jam, Featuring Classic Canadian Climbing

July 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch The Power of Jam, Featuring Classic Canadian Climbing

Belgium climbers Nico Favresse and Seán Villanueva spent four months in fall 2008 travelling western North America with their climbing gear, a mandolin, a tin whistle and a penchant for hitchhiking. From Squamish to […]


Watch Eric Sethna and Pia Graham Win Quebec Psicobloc Competition

July 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Eric Sethna and Pia Graham Win Quebec Psicobloc Competition

One of the first climbing gyms in Quebec was called La Montagne en Ville Roc Gyms opened in 1993. Now there are dozens of gyms throughout the province with nearly 100,000 people who go […]


Five Squamish 5.11 Routes You Should Climb

July 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Five Squamish 5.11 Routes You Should Climb

Squamish is world-class for its long granite routes and hard bouldering so close to the road, but in between the short and the long are test-piece 5.11 cracks. Many climbers can’t line up and […]


Watch Exposed Traverse of Skeleton Ridge

July 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Exposed Traverse of Skeleton Ridge

David Linnett visits the Isle of Wight in the U.K. for an ascent of the iconic Skeleton Ridge near Totland Bay. First climbed by the legendary Mick Fowler in November 1984, this five-star chalky […]