Guide and Client Die on Table Mountain in Africa

January 3rd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Guide and Client Die on Table Mountain in Africa

A rock climbing guide and a client have died on South Africa’s popular Table Mountain. The client was from Hong Kong and another client was rescued and is in hospital recovering. It was reported […]


10 Climbing Things to Watch for in 2018

January 2nd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on 10 Climbing Things to Watch for in 2018

As we head into 2018, we can look forward to many more firsts, sends and historic climbs. It will be hard to match 2017, what with the first 5.15d, first El Cap free-solo, first […]


Comp Crusher Janja Garnbret Ticks First 5.14d

December 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Comp Crusher Janja Garnbret Ticks First 5.14d

Slovenian competition crusher Janja Garnbret climbed her first 5.14d with a send of Seleccio Natural at Santa Linya in Spain. It took her two days. At 18, she has racked up an impressive list […]


#GrippedMagazine and Other Popular Climbing Hashtags

December 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on #GrippedMagazine and Other Popular Climbing Hashtags

It’s hard to argue that Instagram has become most climbers choice of social media for sharing stories. With minimal distractions, like ads, links and news, you can scroll through your friend’s adventures with ease. […]


Watch Dherbilly’s Second Ascent of Salamandre 5.15

December 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Dherbilly’s Second Ascent of Salamandre 5.15

Baptiste Dherbilly made the second ascent of Fred Rouhling’s 2007 route called Salamandre at Double Cache crag in France. Rouhling made the first ascent in 2007 and established a number of other never-repeated climbs. […]


Jon Siegrist Makes Waves After Banger 2017

December 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Jon Siegrist Makes Waves After Banger 2017

Jon Siegrist had a big 2017 with a number of impressive sends, including Pachamama 5.15a/b in Spain. The climber’s site 8a.nu noted that Siegrist has signed up with 270 ascents, including 10 5.14d or […]


Canadian Climbing 2017 Memorable Moments

December 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Canadian Climbing 2017 Memorable Moments

It was a big year in Canadian climbing. From January to December, climbers were pushing it on rock, ice and in the mountains. Some climbers ticked their first 5.14, some their first 5.15 and […]