Mark Synnott’s Book is on Alex Honnold and El Cap

December 11th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Routes | No Comments »

Mark Synnott is one of America’s top big wall climbers with first ascents all around the world. Synnott announced the release on his 49th birthday: “I’m proud to announce the forthcoming publication of The […]


After 30 Years, Climbers Bodies Found in Himalayas

December 11th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News | No Comments »

In 1988, Kristinn Rúnarsson and Þorsteinn Guðjónsson were on an expedition to Pumori on the Nepal-Tibet when they disapeared. Their friend, Steve Aisthorpe, was the last one to see them alive when he turned […]


110 Years of Canadian Alpine Journal is Online

December 11th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, Profiles | No Comments »

The Alpine Club of Canada’s gift to the mountain community on International Mountain Day last year was announcing that the Canadian Alpine Journal is online. The Canadian Alpine Journal has been the flagship publication […]


Tommy Caldwell: Good Yosemite Season has Shifted

December 11th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

Tommy Caldwell has spent hundreds, if not thousands, of days in Yosemite Valley, so if anyone has witnessed the changing of the seasons it’s him. He recently took to social media to share his […]


Watch Seb Bouin on French Chilam Balam 5.15a/b

December 10th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

This spring, Seb Bouin made the first ascent of French Chilam Balam 5.15a/b in France. He sent Bernabé Fernández’s original Chilam Balam in 2015. Fernández made the first ascent of Chilam Balam in 2003 […]


Stefano Ghisolfi Sends Perfecto Mundo 5.15c

December 7th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Stefano Ghisolfi has joined the most elite climbers in the world by sending a 5.15c with the repeat of Perfecto Mundo in Spain. Ghisolfi said after, “After so many days trying this route, I […]


Sonnie Trotter Has Named His El Cap Free Route

December 7th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

On Nov. 19, Sonnie Trotter made a one-day free ascent of a new variation to the North America Wall and El Nino. Tommy Caldwell joined trotter as support, belaying and jumaring as Trotter sent. […]