Don’t Miss this Vid of Graham McGrenere Sending 5.14b

May 24th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

Graham McGrenere is based on Canada’s west coast and has just climbed his third 5.14b with a send of A Stressful Day At The Office (ASDATO). The video includes shop talk, whippers and other […]


Four More Climbers Die on Everest, 15 in Himalayas in 2019

May 24th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

And a viral photo is generating a lot of conversation about the world’s highest mountain


Chamlang Climbed in Yeti Country, Skunking Canadians

May 24th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Chamlang is a 7,319-metre peak in the Makalu-Barun National Park in Nepal that has a big north face which was the focus of a Canadian expedition later this year. However, the intended 2,000-metre route […]


Steep and Wild Spain Route Climbed in Memory of Hansjorg Auer

May 23rd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Sense Retorn is new nine-pitch 5.13a that climbs loose and steep limestone


Watch History of British Sport Climbing in New Film

May 23rd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Statement of Youth is a new film about the birth of British sport climbing that is directed by Nick Brown and features Jerry Moffatt, Ben Moon, Chris Gore, Andy Pollitt, Martin Atkinson, Mark Pretty, […]


The Smoke Bluffs and 10 Classic Routes to 5.10a

May 23rd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

The many cliffs of the Smoke Bluffs are some of the busiest walls in Canada. Thousands of climbers visit the short granite crags near Squamish every year. They are easy to access and have […]


Watch Steve House Talk About Surviving in the Alpine

May 22nd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Steve House is one of the world’s leading alpinists with major ascents in nearly every major mountain range. This year, House’s company Alpine Mentors has been publishing videos about surviving in the alpine. In […]


American Don Cash Dies in “Traffic Jam” on Everest

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

American climber Don Cash from Utah has died near the Hillary Step on Everest. Cash, 55, was part of a large team that made a 12-hour push with Nepal-based Pioneer Adventures. Cash collapsed after […]


New Book by Sharon Wood, First Canadian Woman up Everest

May 22nd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Sharon Wood’s new book is Rising: Becoming the First North American Woman on Everest


Newfoundlander Mark Ballard Tops Everest as Hundreds Ascend

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

Both sides of Mount Everest have hundreds of climbers on it right now and many are hoping to reach the summit this week. Newfoundlander Mark Ballard reached the summit on May 21 with dozens […]