10 Things to Not Miss at the Banff Mountain Fest 2017

October 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on 10 Things to Not Miss at the Banff Mountain Fest 2017

The 2017 Banff Mountain Film Festival will be taking place this week in Banff. For 10 things not to miss, see below. 1. Chris Bonington is perhaps the most celebrated climber of his time. […]


The 2017 Pan-Am Youth Championships in Montreal

October 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on The 2017 Pan-Am Youth Championships in Montreal

The 2017 Pan-American Youth Championships will take place from Oct. 30 to Nov. 5 in Montreal. Watch livestream here. Follow updated results on the IFSC here. Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) and Accès Escalade Montréal […]


Watch Stephan Vogt Send Classic Action Directe 5.14d

October 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Watch Stephan Vogt Send Classic Action Directe 5.14d

Stephan Vogt spent over 20 days in a span of five years projecting one the most famous sport routes. Watch the Frankenjura send below. It’s often acknowledged as the world’s first 5.14d, Wolfgang Güllich […]


New Alpine Mixed Route on Shivling in Himalayas

October 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on New Alpine Mixed Route on Shivling in Himalayas

Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini have made the first ascent of a new route on Shivling, a stunning 6,543-metre peak in the Indian Himalayas. Their route is called Shiva’s Ice and it climbs up […]


First Ascent of Pedra Baina, Brazilian Big Wall

October 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on First Ascent of Pedra Baina, Brazilian Big Wall

Watch the first ascent of the east face of Pedra Baiana, which resulted in one of the hardest big wall in Brazil. The 800-metre route called Sangue Latino took 14 days to free and […]


Watch Sonnie Trotter on New Skaha Project

October 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Sonnie Trotter on New Skaha Project

Sonnie Trotter recently spent a few days in Skaha where he bolted a new hard project. Trotter established Skaha’s most difficult trad route called Family man 5.14 a few years ago. It’s only been […]


Video: The World’s Best Belayer

October 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Video: The World’s Best Belayer

Ray Verseau is recognized by many climbers as “the best belayer in the world.” People always ask me, “Which belay device do you use?” Well I will say, I have all types of devices […]