Mercier and Rainer Climb Hard Drytool Routes

November 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The world of drytooling has a number of iconic hard routes, one of which was recently first climbed by Canadian Gord McArthur in B.C. called Storm Giant. Two of the sport’s top climbers are […]


Increase of Chalk Doodles Indoors and Out

November 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes | No Comments »

More and more chalk doodles have been popping up at indoor gyms and on outdoor rock. Drawing on indoor walls is fun, drawing on outdoor rock is graffiti. At many gyms across Canada, and […]


Yosemite’s Camp 4 to Expand to 57 Campsites

November 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Camp 4 in Yosemite is one of the climbing world’s most famous campsites. Many of the best climbers in history have spent at least a few nights, between days on big walls, sleeping there. […]


Watch Trailer to New Fountainebleau Bouldering Video

November 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Video | No Comments »

Explore the forest of Fontainebleau with Jimmy Webb, David Mason, Philippe Ribiere, Marc Le Menestrel and Charles Albert climb the hardest problems in the forest. Alberta, who is well known for climbing barefoot, make […]


Remote New Rockies Mixed is Grab the Cupcakes

November 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

The Canadian Rockies have hundreds of established mixed and ice routes and many say the area’s gems have all been climbed. But every season, climbers sniff out unclimbed lines, some where look as aesthetic […]


Unnamed Direct is New Rockies Moderate Alpine

November 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

On Nov. 5, Simon Richardson and Ian Welsted climbed a new 500-metre moderate alpine line between the town of Banff and Lake Louise they called Unnamed Direct WI3 M4. Richardson, the curator of ScottishWinter.com, […]


Mountain Hardwear Impact Initiative: Vincent Colliard

November 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Outdoor, Profiles | No Comments »

Polar explorer and Mountain Hardwear Ambassador of Impact, Vincent Colliard, is traveling the globe with the goal of skiing and surveying the world’s 20 largest glaciers. From ecologist and Ambassador of Impact, @charles_post: "In […]