Dark Nature at Lake Louise Gets Tricky Mixed Extension

January 23rd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

Fred Giroux and Ian Welsted added an extension to the popular mixed climb near Lake Louise called Dark Nature, a two-pitch M6 WI5+. Dark Nature was first climbed in 2000 by JF Morin, Mike […]


Watch First Ascent of Sleepwalker V16 by Jimmy Webb

January 23rd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Jimmy Webb, Daniel Woods and Keenan Takahashi battled against one of the hardest undone projects in the U.S. in December. On Dec. 15, 2018, after 11 days of effort, Webb completed the first ascent […]


Watch Catherine Destivelle Free-Solo Old Man of Hoy

January 23rd, 2019 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Catherine Destivelle was one of the first, bold soloists of the modern-era of climbing. Watch her free-solo Old Many of Hoy in Scotland in 1998, she was also four months pregnant, after rope-soloing the […]


Niagara Falls is Freezing, Only Been Climbed Once

January 22nd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Niagara Falls is freezing thanks to the frigid temperatures in Ontario over the past few days. The first time it was legally climbed was by in 2015 by Will Gadd and Sarah Hueniken. There […]


Free Solo is Nominated for an Oscar

January 22nd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

Free Solo has been nominated for an Oscar in the Best Documentary Feature category at the 2019 91st Academy Awards. The film was made by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin and has already […]


For the Love of Climbing Gyms: A Letter to Aztec Ascent

January 22nd, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Indoor Climbing, Profiles, Special Feature | No Comments »

The following is a love letter as much as it is a story, by Pete Woods, and it highlights a recurring, relatable theme that we’ve seen in the letters of this series: it’s not […]


Famous Bikini Hiker Dies from Hypothermia

January 22nd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, Profiles | No Comments »

Gigi Wu, 36, also known as the “Bikini Hiker” has died following a fall into a valley near Mabolasi Mountain in Nantou County in Taiwan. Wu became famous for taking photos of herself while […]


Rad Vid of Ouray Ice Park as Ouray Ice Fest Nears

January 21st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The Ouray Ice Fest has been taking place for years and bring climbers from around the world together at the Ouray Ice Park in Colorado. There are 23 men and six women registered to […]


Vest and Mah Win B.C. Bouldering Provincials

January 21st, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Competition, Comps, Indoor Climbing, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Allison Vest won the B.C. Open Bouldering Provincials held at BoulderHouse in Victoria this weekend. Vest was the only woman to complete all four final problems. Sophie Buitendyk took home silver with two tops […]


Monday Motivation: Sweet Urban Rock Climbing

January 21st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Indoor Climbing, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Urban climbing or “buildering” has long been a way climbers get their fill while not in the mountains. With Timmy O’Neill, Tommy Caldwell and Matt Segal making appearances, the full length film promises to […]