Hansjorg Auer Aims to Solo Big Peak in Karakorum

June 18th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Routes | No Comments »

Hansjorg Auer is hoping to solo Lupghar Sar West in the Karakorum of Pakistan this summer. The accomplished 34-year-old Austrian climber is already en route to the 7,100-metre peak, the 109th tallest in the […]


The Goat is New 19-Pitch Bolted 5.9 in B.C.’s Marble Canyon

June 18th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Danny O’Farrell has completed and made the first ascent of his new route called The Goat in Marble Canyon, B.C., and it’s really big and amazing. Climbed and established over two years, the monster […]


Gobright and Reynolds Link Three El Cap Walls in a Day

June 17th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

It was none other than Alex Honnold who broke the news on Instagram that top big wall climbers Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds climbed three El Cap faces in a day. “Big congrats to […]


New DMM Dragonfly Micro Cams for 2019

June 16th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

At the traditional outdoor industry gathering that is the OutDoor show in Friedrichshafen, DMM will be announcing several exciting new products and updates. A product that has been high up on everyone’s wish list […]


Father and Son Climbers Likely Saved Life on Mount Logan

June 16th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

The Association of Canadian Mountain Guides president Marc Ledwidge has released a statement about the rescue of Monique Richard on Mt. Logan earlier this season. Richard became the first woman to solo Canada’s highest […]


Harrington and North Climb New Alaska Alpine Route

June 15th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Brette Harrington and Caro North have climbed a new 500-metre alpine climb on Southern Duke Tower above the Juneau Ice Cap. They made the first ascent of the route on June 2 and it […]


Andy White Climbs Asclepius, New V13 in the Okanagan

June 15th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Longtime local Kelowna climber Andy White has made the first ascent of a new V13 in The Boulderfields in the Okanagan Valley. He called his new problem Asclepius and wrote on Instagram after, “One […]