Discovery, 15-pitch 5.13 in Winds, Freed in Push

August 21st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Nate Mankovich said, “There is climbing potential for many lifetimes. The recent free climbing activity in the area, particularly for free climbs 5.11 and harder, is inspiring.”


New Book by Sharon Wood, First Canadian Woman up Everest

August 21st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Sharon Wood’s new book is Rising: Becoming the First North American Woman on Everest


Watch Andy Kirkpatrick Alone on El Cap for 14 Days

August 18th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

“There was probably no other route that scared me more on El Cap than the Sea.”


Throwback to Big Send on Central Tower of Paine

August 15th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Watch the 2009 first free ascent of The South African Route VI


Canadian Talks About Climbing in Norway and the Troll Wall

August 13th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in 2012.03, Articles, International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Ontario climber Tom Valis talks about a trip to the famous big wall


Yosemite Locals Establish Two New Routes

August 8th, 2019 by Chris Van Leuven | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Yosemite Locals Establish Two New Routes

It’s hot in Yosemite Valley right now, and that heat is driving most climbers to the cool Tuolumne High Country or other areas. But a few climbers remain dedicated to climbing here — and […]


Watch 5.14 Sends at St. George Crags in Utah

August 5th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch 5.14 Sends at St. George Crags in Utah

Nalle Hukkataival and Carlo Traversi climb steep Utah routes


Brilliant Short Film by Cheyne Lempe on Mike Libecki’s Climbing

July 31st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Brilliant Short Film by Cheyne Lempe on Mike Libecki’s Climbing

Take a look at some of the 60-plus expeditions Libecki has gone on


Mark Twight Talking at Banff Mountain Festival 2019

July 31st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Mark Twight Talking at Banff Mountain Festival 2019

Twight will be talking about his new book and discussing love and loss in climbing


Watch Wild Timelapse from Peaks Above Chamonix

July 26th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Wild Timelapse from Peaks Above Chamonix

A stunning timelapse from the Mont Blanc area