Ontario Comps: Coyote Rock Hosts First of 2017/18

October 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News | No Comments »

The 2017/18 Ontario competition climbing season has started with the first event held at Coyote Rock in Ottawa. On Saturday, the Youth A, Junior and Open categories competed and on Sunday, the Youth C […]


Angela Eiter Becomes First Female to Send 5.15b

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

Angela Eiter has sent La Planta de Shiva 5.15b at Villanueva del Rosario, Spain, and become the first female to climb the grade. Not only that, she becomes one of only a few climbers, […]


New Speed Record for The Nose by Gobright and Reynolds

October 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds have set a new speed record for climbing The Nose on El Capitan. Their posted time is a staggering two hours, nineteen minutes and 44 seconds (2:19:44), which shaved […]


New 10-Pitch 5.11 on EEOR Near Canmore is The Alt-Left

October 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Steve Holeczi and Marc Piche have been establishing routes in the Canadian Rockies for over 20 years. Both IFMGA mountain guides, they are two of the more knowledgeable rock climbers based in Alberta. Piche […]


Climbing Areas Damaged by 2017 Hurricanes

October 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

The 2017 hurricane season took a toll on a number of climbing areas, including Virgin Gorda and Tremadog. Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands has long been a popular destination for bouldering. Most […]


The 2017 Banff Mountain Book Festival Award Winners

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

The Banff Mountain Book Festival announced its nine category winners for 2017. There were 28 books that made the long list earlier this season. Congrats to all of the authors who have made the […]


Gnadenlos is New Dangerous Ice Route on Ortler in Italy

October 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Ice climbing season is about to start in Canada, but already there’s a new 300-metre WI5 that’s been climbed in South Tyrol, Italy, called Gnadenlos. The climbing team of Johannes Lemayer, Daniel Ladurner and […]