Adam Ondra Climbs New 5.15b in Arco

November 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Adam Ondra has added another hard climb to his long list of first ascents in 2017. His new One Slap 5.15b adds a harder start to Stefano Ghisolfi’s One Punch in Arco, Italy. Ghisolfi […]

10 Tips for New Ice Climbers

November 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles | No Comments »

As the sport of ice climbing becomes more popular every year, climbers across Canada will spend much of the fall anticipating their first swings of the season. The journey from your driveway to the […]

New Route up Cerro Kishtwar in Indian Himalaya

November 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The strong team of German climber Thomas Huber and Swiss climbers Julian Zanker and Stephan Siegrist recently made the first ascent of a new climb up the northwest face of Cerro Kishtwar in the […]

Watch Marcel Remy, 94, Climb Big 5.10

November 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Swiss climber Marcel Remy spent a day earlier this year climbing the northwest face of Miroir de l’Argentine 5.10 in Western Switzerland at age 94. Marcel is the father of well-known climbers Yves and […]

The 2017 Lead World Cup Finishes in Kranj

November 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Profiles | No Comments »

The 2017 sport climbing season concluded in Kranj, Slovenia, hosting the 8th IFSC Lead World Cup. The finals were a riveting show of Lead climbing and decided the last podiums of the season. Lead […]

Alberta Comps: Holowach, Weber Win Rowdy Bolder

November 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Bouldering competitions are high-energy and rowdy events. The Nov. 10 competition at Bolder was no different. Some of Alberta’s most familiar names in comp climbing were out, such as Sethna siblings Eric and Elise, […]

New Rockies Moderate Alpine is Full Moon Corner

November 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

The new routing in the Canadian Rockies has continued with another 400-metre alpine mixed route. On Nov. 5, Noboru Bob Kikuchi and Toshiyuki Yamada made the first ascent of Full Moon Corner. The M6 […]