Top Climbers Heading to Antarctica for Big Walls

November 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

At least two teams of top climbers are heading to Antarctica for some big wall climbing this austral summer season One team consists of Anna Pfaff, Savannah Cummins, Conrad Anker, Cedar Wright, Jimmy Chin, […]


New Alpine Routes on Nuptse and Rungofarka

November 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

This fall has seen a number of attempts and summits in the Himalayas, two being new routes. For one week in October, from the 14th to the 21st, Benjamin Guigonnet, Frederic Degoulet and Helias […]


How Edelrid is Making Rope Treatments Sustainable

November 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Profiles, Ropes, Video | No Comments »

What is one of Europe’s most environmentally friendly companies doing to develop eco-friendly products? Edelrid has been making major efforts to improve their environmental impact and we sat down with them to understand why […]


Edmonton Gets Big Boulder Gym in 2018

November 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Alberta will get two big and new climbing gyms in 2018, one that we knew about in Calgary and now one in Edmonton. The new bouldering-only gym in Edmonton will be called Blocs and […]


The Route: Cala Goloritze, Wild Spire in Sardinia

November 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Cala Goloritze, also known as the Aguglia or Punta Caroddi, is one of Italy’s most well-known limestone needles. The aesthetic spire draws countless climbers to Sardinia every year. It rises 143 metres above the […]


Watch Film on Top Mexico Climber Fery Rodriguez

November 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

In this short film we meet Fery Rodriguez, who made history by becoming the first Mexican woman to climb 5.14a. Watch Fery climb Dante’s Inferno Extension 5.14a in El Salto, a popular winter destination […]


Bernadette McDonald’s Award Winning ‘Art of Freedom’

November 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The Western Canada-based Rocky Mountain Books (RMB) has announced that author Bernadette McDonald’s new book Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka has completed the Triple Crown of mountain literature writing. […]