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+. […]


Watch Ice Climber Fall With Collapsing Ice Pillar

January 9th, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

A few years ago, John Freeman was soloing a steep pillar of ice on the Icefields Parkway in Alberta. Transitioning from the pillar to the safer ice above, the pillar fractured and Freeman fell […]


10 Winter Ice and Mixed Climbing Tips

January 6th, 2018 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in East, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Winter is here, in some parts of North America more than others. If you’re planning on heading out for a cold adventure then be prepared. 1. The Weather: All of Canada’s provinces experience different weather […]


Watch a Technical Mount Lemmon 5.12 Send

January 4th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes | No Comments »

Canadian Stu Smith is on an extended road trip this winter and recently stopped by the fun granite at Mount Lemon in Arizona. “Mount Lemmon was a slice, beautiful looking granite,” said Smith. “We […]


Alex Txikon Trying Everest: Winter, Solo, Sans O2

January 3rd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Routes | Comments Off on Alex Txikon Trying Everest: Winter, Solo, Sans O2

Spanish climber Alex Txikon is approaching Mount Everest for his second attempt at climbing it without bottled oxygen, alone and in winter. He would become the first climber to achieve the feat. His first […]


Watch Climber Fall Off Ladder in Khumbu Icefall

January 3rd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Climber Fall Off Ladder in Khumbu Icefall

The Khumbu Icefall near Mount Everest has countless crevasses that shift and change every season. There is a team of Sherpas who lead the way every season and fix ladders over the wide gaps. […]


Ice Climber’s Near Death Experience on Whiteman Falls

January 2nd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Ice Climber’s Near Death Experience on Whiteman Falls

Watch Whiteman Falls collapse beneath ice climbers. It’s a near miss for the climbers, but a great video showing when best to maybe avoid climbing big ice. It’s obvious that it’s a warm day, […]