Angela Eiter Becomes First Female to Send 5.15b

October 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Angela Eiter has sent La Planta de Shiva 5.15b at Villanueva del Rosario, Spain, and become the first female to climb the grade. Not only that, she becomes one of only a few climbers, […]


New Speed Record for The Nose by Gobright and Reynolds

October 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds have set a new speed record for climbing The Nose on El Capitan. Their posted time is a staggering two hours, nineteen minutes and 44 seconds (2:19:44), which shaved […]


New 10-Pitch 5.11 on EEOR Near Canmore is The Alt-Left

October 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Steve Holeczi and Marc Piche have been establishing routes in the Canadian Rockies for over 20 years. Both IFMGA mountain guides, they are two of the more knowledgeable rock climbers based in Alberta. Piche […]


The 2017 Banff Mountain Book Festival Award Winners

October 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The Banff Mountain Book Festival announced its nine category winners for 2017. There were 28 books that made the long list earlier this season. Congrats to all of the authors who have made the […]


Gnadenlos is New Dangerous Ice Route on Ortler in Italy

October 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Ice climbing season is about to start in Canada, but already there’s a new 300-metre WI5 that’s been climbed in South Tyrol, Italy, called Gnadenlos. The climbing team of Johannes Lemayer, Daniel Ladurner and […]


Watch Matty Hong Climb 5.15s in Spain

October 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

When Matty Hong sets out to accomplish something, like sending two 5.15a routes in Spain, there’s nothing that can stop him from attaining his goal. During his spring trip to Spain, Hong applied himself […]


Recovery Fund for Quinn Brett After Life-changing Fall

October 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

On Oct. 11, American climber Quinn Brett was climbing with Josie McKee when she took a 100-foot fall while climbing The Nose. Brett fell from the Boot Flake and hit the Texas Flake. She […]