David Lama, Hansjorg Auer and Jess Roskelley Presumed Dead

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

Earlier today, we reported that American Jess Roskelley and Austrians Hansjorg Auer and David Lama were missing after an avalanche took place on Howse Peak in the Canadian Rockies. They were attempting to climb […]


Legendary Rob Wood Featured in New Film Project

April 18th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

I first met Rob Wood a few years ago at his home on Maurelle Island on Canada’s west coast. I went to visit him for a few days and to ask him questions about […]


David Lama and Partners Missing in Rockies Avalanche

April 18th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

David Lama, Hansjorg Auer and Jess Roskelley are reported as missing in the Canadian Rockies. The three top climbers were attempting to climb M16 on Howse Peak on the Icefields Parkway when an avalanche […]


Watch Highlights from David Lama’s Radical 2018

April 17th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Watch highlights from David Lama’s 2018, including footage from Nepal, Alaska, the Mont Blanc range and many spots in the Alps. Lama is currently climbing in the Canadian Rockies. “There are more ways to […]


Watch Stu Smith Send New Squamish 5.12: Babe’s Crack

April 17th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Babe’s Crack is a fine line at the top right side of the Apron in Squamish, just below the Pan Wall. It was first tried about 10 years ago by Tony McLane and Nick […]


Frontside 180 is 10-pitch Squamish Bolted 5.8

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

Frontside 180 was established in August of 2018 and promises to be one of Squamish’s most popular long easy routes. Last fall it was getting five to 10 ascents a day. The 10 well-bolted […]


Rock the Blocs in Kelowna Going on Seventh Year

April 16th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The seventh Rock the Blocs bouldering festival will be taking place in Kelowna’s Boulderfields this June. Festival organizer, Andy White, said, “Since the beginning, this fest has been about local developers engaging the bouldering […]


Watch Chris Sharma and Daniel Woods Sending in Spain

April 16th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

From the vaults, Daniel Woods, Chris Sharma, Dave Graham and Matty Hong go sport climbing in Oliana and Margalef back in 2016. Featuring First Round First Minute 5.15b, Papichulo 5.15a, Victimas Perez 5.14d and […]


Seb Bouin Sends Second 5.15b With Mamichula in Spain

April 16th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

Seb Bouin has sent his second 5.15b with the first repeat of Adam Ondra’s Mamichula in Oliana, Spain. “It’s my hardest route on the paper,” said Bouin. Bouin spends much of his time climbing […]


Don’t Miss the 2019 Canadian Climbing Medicine Symposium in Squamish this Summer

April 16th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Events, Profiles | No Comments »

Event details and an interview with Dr. Yasser El-Sheikh