Angelika Rainer’s Historic D15 Climb in Italy

November 23rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Angelika Rainer has become the first woman to climb the drytool grade of D15 with her ascent of A Line Across the Sky in the Italian Dolomites. The big roof climb follows a line […]


Patagonia Continues Fight to Protect Bears Ears

November 23rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Some may remember when Patagonia voiced their concern over Utah’s position on Bears Ears National Monument earlier this year. The company, founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973, announced they wouldn’t attend the Outdoor Retailer […]


Stefano Ghisolfi Sends One Slap, Third 5.15b

November 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Italian climber Stefano Ghisolfi has made the second ascent of One Slap, a 5.15b variation to One Punch 5.15a recently climbed by Adam Ondra. The hard limestone climb is found at Laghel near Arco, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]