B.C. Crag Bought and Saved for Rock Climbers

November 16th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

A rock climbing crag in South Castlegar has been purchased so climbers will have access. The city of Castlegar’s has been focused on climbing for the past few years. The 80-acre property in the […]


Watch Annie Chouinard Send Sha Sha 5.14 in Quebec

November 15th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Watch Quebec crusher Annie Chouinard send Sha Sha 5.14a at Orford in Quebec, click on the subtitles for English. Chouinard has had a strong year with many big sends, including an onsight of The […]


Slawinski Sends Big New Mixed Bride of Frankenstein in Rockies

November 15th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

It wouldn’t be a fall in the Rockies without Raphael Slawinski adding a new difficult mixed route to the area’s growing list of test-piece lines. His newest addition is on Mount Wilson and was […]


Watch Ice Climb of Arterial Spurt in Canadian Rockies

November 14th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Arterial Spurt is a three-pitch WI3 on Mount McGillivray in the Canadian Rockies. The rarely-formed route is found in a large alpine bowl next to Heart Mountain and has high avalanche hazards after any […]


Watch Adam Ondra Flash Midnight Lightning V8 in Yosemite

November 14th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Adam Ondra was recently in Yosemite and made a quick send of Midnight Lightning V8 in Camp Four in Yosemite. It has been described as the world’s most famous bouldering problem and the first […]


Alex Honnold Discusses Free Soloing For TED Talks

November 14th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Watch Alex Honnolds’s hair-raising talk about his free-solo of Freerider on El Capitan. “Years ago, when I first mentally mapped out what it would mean to free solo Freerider, there were half a dozen […]


Reports of Chipping and Torching in Squamish

November 13th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Routes | 1 Comment »

There are reports of chipping and torching going on in the Squamish boulders and locals aren’t happy. Chipping is when climbers use chisels or drills to enhance a hold. Torching is when climbers use […]