Watch Rock and Gym Climbing in Palestine

February 23rd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Video | No Comments »

In spring 2016 Palestine’s first climbing gym was opened as part of the Wadi Climbing project, to help develop the Palestinian climbing community. Based in the West Bank city of Ramallah and close to […]


Dinner with alpinist Kevin Cooper

February 23rd, 2018 by Chris Van Leuven | Posted in Ice, Profiles | No Comments »

Over boiled fish and steamed veggies, Coop recalls his climbing partner of 20 years, surviving a 300-metre tumble, and establishing cutting-edge routes deep in Alaska. “Did you see that whipper I took,” Kevin Cooper […]


Top Climbers Find New Norway Winter Routes

February 23rd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Norway has long been a winter destination for ice and mixed climbers looking for remote new and hard route opportunities. Le longueur clef de notre nouvelle voie dans le Snaufjellet. . 📷 @mathis_dumas 🏠 […]


Gord McArthur Retires from World Cup Competitions

February 22nd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Gord McArthur has established hard new climbs and represented Canada on the world stage for over a decade. A post shared by Gordon McArthur (@gord_mcarthur) on Feb 22, 2018 at 11:40am PST He’s placed […]


Alan Watts Talks About Birth of Sport Climbing

February 22nd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Alan Watts talks about the birth of sport climbing at Oregon’s iconic Smith Rock State Park in the video below. In the mid-1980s Smith Rock was on many climber’s minds. Climbers wearing lycra travelled […]


Jupiter Shift is New West Coast Alpine Mixed

February 22nd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Brette Harrington and Marc-Andre Leclerc climbed an aesthetic new route up Station-D near Mount Slesse. Harrington led every pitch up the 200-metre M5+ they called Jupiter Shift. “I’m very proud to have completed my […]


Quebec’s Route des Baleines is Mega New M9 WI7

February 21st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Stas Beskin, who has been having a monumental year on the ice and mixed, has reported about a new route called Route des Baleines in Quebec he’s made the first ascent of with Daniel […]