Don Serl Awarded 2017 BMFF Summit of Excellence

October 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Don Serl Awarded 2017 BMFF Summit of Excellence

The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival (BMFF) is proud to announce Don Serl as the 2017 recipient of the Summit of Excellence Award, which recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution […]


Watch Alex Megos Climb Three Swiss 5.14d Sport Routes

October 5th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Alex Megos Climb Three Swiss 5.14d Sport Routes

Alex Megos visited some of Switzerland’s top bolt-clipping areas this summer: Voralpsee, Tüfleten and Val Bavona. He spent over a week climbing some of the most classic lines, which included three 5.14ds and seven […]


Watch Carlos Logroño on 5.14 Crack Freeing in Spain

October 4th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Carlos Logroño on 5.14 Crack Freeing in Spain

In September 2017, Carlos Logroño aka ‘Citro’ freed La fuerza de la Gravedad, an A2 roof crack route at Vadiello, Spain. The first ascent was by Jandro Lorés and Logroño proposed the free grade […]


Watch Pamela Shanti Pack Climb The Kill Artist

October 4th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Watch Pamela Shanti Pack Climb The Kill Artist

Watch offwidth climber Pamela Shanti Pack’s face off with the “mental block,” the second pitch and crux sequence of her latest offwidth first ascent The Kill Artist 5.13+ in Moab, Utah’s Long Canyon. After […]


Watch Quebec Climber Catherine Vaillancourt Send First V11

October 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Quebec Climber Catherine Vaillancourt Send First V11

Quebec climbers Catherine Vaillancourt and Olivier Turgeon have made a short video about their trip to Rocklands in the Cederberg Mountains of South Africa Watch as long-time climber Vaillancourt climbs two V10s and her […]


Cole Taylor Solos Old Route on Alaska’s Devil’s Thumb

October 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Cole Taylor Solos Old Route on Alaska’s Devil’s Thumb

During the middle of summer, America Cole Taylor sailed his boat from Washington state to Alaska and then headed up the Baird Glacier to Devil’s Thumb in the Coast Mountains. He arrived and made […]


Duncan Hutchison Sends New 5.12 Ontario Finger Crack

September 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Duncan Hutchison Sends New 5.12 Ontario Finger Crack

Duncan Hutchison has been climbing for about 15 years and is based in Thunder Bay in Northwestern Ontario. He’s know for difficult off-the-couch sends from Ontario to Mexico and up to Squamish. In 2009, […]