Watch Legendary Climber Jim Bridwell’s Last Interview

February 17th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Watch the final interview with legendary Yosemite climber Jim Bridwell shortly before his death in 2018. Bridwell made over 100 first ascents in Yosemite and opened hard new routes in Alaska and Patagonia. He […]


Youth Bouldering Nationals 2019 at Bloc Shop

February 17th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Indoor Climbing, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The 2019 Canadian Youth Bouldering Nationals are taking place this weekend at the Bloc Shop in Quebec. Check out the running order for the climbers below. Follow results here. View this post on Instagram Competing […]


Jeff Mercier’s New Snow Storm M8 WI6 in Quebec

February 15th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

Top French climber is visiting Quebec and has made the first ascent of Snow Storm M8 WI6, which was bolted by Dany Julien, at Pont Rouge. “Snow Storm seems like a fitting name,” said […]


Winter K2 Attempt Reaches Black Pyramid

February 15th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

The second largest mountain in the world, K2, has never been climbed in winter and there are currently a number of top climbers making an attempt. The Eastern team that has climbers from Russia, […]


National Team Training Camp A Success, Words with Uchida and Frangos

February 15th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Competition, Indoor Climbing | No Comments »

Last week, Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) wrapped up a 10-day National Team training camp, held in Vancouver, January 28 to February 7, 2019. Based on the feedback from the athletes, the national governing body […]


Three New Ice/Mixed Climbs in European Mountains

February 15th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

There’s been a flurry of new routes in Canada, but also over Europe where three new big mixed climbs follow aesthetic lines. Marco Birolini and Ennio Spiranelli recently made the first ascent of 80 […]


Weekend Stoker: Bloodied Face Huey Battles Big Drip

February 15th, 2019 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Ice, Profiles, Rockies, Video | No Comments »

Watch climber Jesse Huey sessions The Real Big Drip in the Ghost River, Alberta. Huey is currently in Patagonia with Will Stanhope. The Real Big Drip is a 200-metre mixed route in the Ghost […]


Climbers Self-Rescue After 100-Foot Alpine Fall Injury

February 14th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

Back in 2014, top Canadian climber Ian Welsted dubbed the term “Canmonix” for the easy-access difficult alpine climbing above Canmore, which is the Rockies’ closest thing to the world-class close-to-town Chamonix mountains. Although the […]


Patagonia’s R1 Turns 20 and Has Fresh New Look

February 13th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Even after 20 years, Patagonia’s iconic R1 midlayer remains a benchmark for alpine efficiency. For the 20th anniversary of one of our favorite products, Patagonia is celebrating the amazing adventures (and mishaps) that have […]


Ontario’s Bow Lake Open to Ice Climbing Again

February 12th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Routes | No Comments »

The following is a press release from the Alpine Club of Canada Toronto Section about Bow Lake near Bancroft, Ontario. The Alpine Club of Canada, Toronto Section, working together with the Ontario Alliance of […]