Sasha DiGiulian Sends 13-pitch 5.13 in Mexico

February 18th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

Sasha DiGiulian has made the third free ascent of Samadhi, a 13-pitch 5.13 in Mexico on the Shaman Wall in El Salto. It was first climbed by Jimmy Carse and Diegito Robin and first […]


Watch Marc-Andre Leclerc in Spindrift on Ha Ling

February 17th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The late Marc-Andre Leclerc gets a full dose of spindrift on a winter attempt of the north face of Ha Ling, above Canmore. At the end of January 2018, he and Tom Livingstone attempted […]


Watch Legendary Climber Jim Bridwell’s Last Interview

February 17th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Watch the final interview with legendary Yosemite climber Jim Bridwell shortly before his death in 2018. Bridwell made over 100 first ascents in Yosemite and opened hard new routes in Alaska and Patagonia. He […]


Youth Bouldering Nationals 2019 at Bloc Shop

February 17th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Indoor Climbing, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The 2019 Canadian Youth Bouldering Nationals are taking place this weekend at the Bloc Shop in Quebec. Check out the running order for the climbers below. Follow results here. View this post on Instagram Competing […]


Saturday Sends: Shawn Raboutou Sends New Swiss V16

February 16th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Shawn Raboutou climbs the first ascent Off the Wagon sit V16 in Val Bavona, Switzerland, back in November. Video filmed and edited by Shawn Raboutou.


Jean-Pierre Ouellet is Addicted to Cracks

February 16th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

In the Belle Province, almost everyone who climbs knows Jean-Pierre ‘Peewee’ Ouellet. The crack phenom has been on the forefront of hard trad climbing for years, not only at home, but in the States as well. But his tick list goes beyond simply doing hard 5.13 cracks. He also climbs up to 5.14 in sport, boulders double-digits and climbs difficult ice and mixed routes.


Jeff Mercier’s New Snow Storm M8 WI6 in Quebec

February 15th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

Top French climber is visiting Quebec and has made the first ascent of Snow Storm M8 WI6, which was bolted by Dany Julien, at Pont Rouge. “Snow Storm seems like a fitting name,” said […]


Winter K2 Attempt Reaches Black Pyramid

February 15th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

The second largest mountain in the world, K2, has never been climbed in winter and there are currently a number of top climbers making an attempt. The Eastern team that has climbers from Russia, […]


Three New Ice/Mixed Climbs in European Mountains

February 15th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

There’s been a flurry of new routes in Canada, but also over Europe where three new big mixed climbs follow aesthetic lines. Marco Birolini and Ennio Spiranelli recently made the first ascent of 80 […]


Weekend Stoker: Bloodied Face Huey Battles Big Drip

February 15th, 2019 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Ice, Profiles, Rockies, Video | No Comments »

Watch climber Jesse Huey sessions The Real Big Drip in the Ghost River, Alberta. Huey is currently in Patagonia with Will Stanhope. The Real Big Drip is a 200-metre mixed route in the Ghost […]