Will Ghisolfi be the Best Sport Climber of 2018?

January 12th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Stefano Ghisolfi left 2017 with a string of big sends of hard sport climbs around Spain and Italy. The 24-year-old Italian climber has kicked off 2018 with an ascent of La Capella 5.15b in […]


Amazing Film ‘Mountain’ Opens in Toronto

January 10th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News | No Comments »

The new film Mountain – a loftily-ambitious documentary by Jennifer Peedom (Sherpa), commissioned by the Australian Chamber Orchestra, opens in Toronto on Jan. 12 at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema. Narrated by Willem Dafoe, […]


Apply for Female-Only Expedition Grant 2018

January 10th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The Grit and Rock Foundation started the female-only Grit and Rock First Ascent Expedition Award last year. Grant money goes to teams of women heading out on expeditions. The foundation said on their website: […]


Starbucks Coming to a Yosemite Near You

January 10th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Over 15,000 people have signed a petition against a new Starbucks in Yosemite, a national park where over four million people visit every year. President Teddy Roosevelt said Yosemite was “a great solemn cathedral, […]


Big New 2018 West Coast Mixed is Bitcoin Billionaire

January 9th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Bitcoin Billionaire is a new seven-pitch mixed route in the Bridge River Area north of Whistler on Canada’s West Coast. Danny O’Farrell, Steve Janes and Hunter Lee teamed up to climbed the new 325-metre […]


Brands Skipping Outdoor Retailer Despite Denver Move

January 9th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News | No Comments »

The Outdoor Retailer show is moving from Salt Lake City to Denver this winter. The move comes after some major brand exhibitors pulled out of the Utah event over a number of issues, mostly […]


Cancelled Karma Drone Promised Epic Images

January 8th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Climbers love taking pictures and some enjoy taking them with drones when and where they’re allowed. GoPro has cancelled their highly anticipated Karma Drone, which many climbers were excited about getting their hands on. […]