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 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. […]


Polish Heading to K2 for First Winter Ascent Attempt

December 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes | Comments Off on Polish Heading to K2 for First Winter Ascent Attempt

K2 is the only 8,000-metre peak without a winter ascent, but a team of 10 Polish climbers is hoping to change that. It is the second highest mountain in world at 8,611 metres and […]


British Trad Climber Visits Frankenjura Pockets

December 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on British Trad Climber Visits Frankenjura Pockets

British climber Angus Kille journeys to Frankenjura, Germany’s finest climbing area. Kille is known for being a good trad climber, but how will he handle small pockets, German beer and the abundance of good […]


Watch Film on Annapurna III New Route Attempt

December 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Film on Annapurna III New Route Attempt

Watch this short film called Annapurna III Unclimbed that gives insight into the five-week 2016 attempt of the mountain by David Lama, Hansjorg Auer and Alex Blumel. The three strong climbers attempted to climb […]