Awards for Honnold and Hayes for 2017 Climbs

January 12th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The American Alpine Club is delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 Climbing Awards honoring the most impactful climbers and conservationists within the North American climbing community. Among this year’s award honorees are big-wall free-solo pioneer […]


Will Ghisolfi be the Best Sport Climber of 2018?

January 12th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Stefano Ghisolfi left 2017 with a string of big sends of hard sport climbs around Spain and Italy. The 24-year-old Italian climber has kicked off 2018 with an ascent of La Capella 5.15b in […]


Go Topless Like Will Gadd at -25°C Pre-Climb

January 10th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Will Gadd is still pushing local and international ice and mixed climbing at 50 years old. And one of the many things he’s learned over the years is that you change out of sweaty […]


Apply for Female-Only Expedition Grant 2018

January 10th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The Grit and Rock Foundation started the female-only Grit and Rock First Ascent Expedition Award last year. Grant money goes to teams of women heading out on expeditions. The foundation said on their website: […]


You Know You’re a Climber When…

January 10th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles | No Comments »

Climbers do and say and crazy things other outdoor adventurers don’t tend to. From pantomiming at the base of crags to using a toe hook to get off the couch, these are a few […]


Starbucks Coming to a Yosemite Near You

January 10th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Over 15,000 people have signed a petition against a new Starbucks in Yosemite, a national park where over four million people visit every year. President Teddy Roosevelt said Yosemite was “a great solemn cathedral, […]


Big New Alpine Route on Rungofarka in Himalaya

January 9th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Alan Rousseau and Tino Villanueva climbed a new route up the north ridge of Rungofarka after attempting the north face. They called their 1,200-metre route the T&A (Tino and Alan) Show VI M6 WI4+. […]