Amanda Berezowski Climbs Another 5.14 with Northern Man

October 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

West Coaster Amanada Berezowski has climbed her second 5.14a with a tick of Northern Man at Horne Lake. See her Instagram post about it below. I thugged it to the top of something today! […]


Alex Megos Nets Jaws II 5.15a at Rumney in Three Tries

October 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Alex Megos reported on Instagram that he sent Jaws II 5.15a at Rumney in New Hampshire on his third attempt. The steep and hard route was first climbed in 1998 by Dave Graham at […]


Courage Highway is New Four-Pitch 5.11 in Northern Ontario

October 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Northern Ontario is a big place with a lot of rock, some of which is developed, most of which is not. A team of Ontario climbers have just establish a new multi-pitch called Courage […]


Watch Psycho Vertical Trailer, Will Screen at Banff Fest

October 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Based on his best-selling auto-biography of the same name, Psycho Vertical is a raw and emotive study of the complex life and motivations of writer, funny-man and Britain’s unlikeliest hero-mountaineer, Andy Kirkpatrick, woven into […]


American Climber Hayden Kennedy (1990-2017)

October 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

American climber Hayden Kennedy and his partner Inge Perkins were caught in an avalanche this week. Perkins did not survive the avalanche and Kennedy did. But the following day, Kennedy, 27, took his own […]


Canadian Julia Bobak Sends Motivation, Her First 5.14

October 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Julia Bobak lives on Canada’s West Coast and has been progressing through grades over the past few years. She announced on social media today that she has climbed her first 5.14a with a send […]


Old Magazine Article Inspires Gullich/Albert Route Repeat

October 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Once upon time there were two influences in the world of climbing known as Kurt Albert and Wolfgang Gullich, unique to the times they pushed the limits of possibility. The two made quite the […]