Watch 2018 Ascent of K2 During Good Season

August 28th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch 2018 Ascent of K2 During Good Season

The K2 2018 summer season has come to an end, but the peak had a record 62 summits and the first ski descent. From 2009 to 2016, there were only three years with summits […]


Emma Twyford Sends Run-Out 5.13b in U.K.

August 26th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes | Comments Off on Emma Twyford Sends Run-Out 5.13b in U.K.

Emma Twyford’s has sent The Big Issue (E9 6c) at Pembroke, which roughly translates to 5.13bR. She screamed through the 5.13 crux and placed her gear on lead, all except a tied-off piton. She […]


René Claret-Tournier Climbed Mont Blanc 530 Times

August 24th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on René Claret-Tournier Climbed Mont Blanc 530 Times

In total, René Claret-Tournier climbed 254,771 metres of vertical terrain on Mont Blanc over 530 ascents. He was born in 1917, his father Michel Gabriel Paccard was one of the first climbers to the […]


Mont Blanc Death Toll Climbs, Mayor Wants Action

August 21st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Mont Blanc Death Toll Climbs, Mayor Wants Action

Over 400 climbers head up Mont Blanc every day and so far in 2018, 15 have died. This has led to the mayor of Saint-Gervais saying he wants to ban ill-prepared climbers from attempting […]


31-Hour Push Opens New Patagonia Route

August 20th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes | Comments Off on 31-Hour Push Opens New Patagonia Route

Chilean climbers Felipe Bishara and Christian Barra Munoz have climbed a new route on the unclimbed southeast face of Cerro Almirante Nieto in Torries del Paine, Patagonia. They followed a long ramp for 10 […]


The Line of the New Route on Latok I from the North

August 18th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on The Line of the New Route on Latok I from the North

The strong team of Tom Livingstone, Ales Cesen and Luka Strazar made the first ascent of Latok I from the north side of the peak via a new route. There was much speculation as […]


Watch Canadian Paul McSorley on New African Big Wall

August 17th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Canadian Paul McSorley on New African Big Wall

In 2017, Canadian Paul McSorley joined German climbers Ines Papert and Joseph Pfnur and Slovenian Luka Lindic for a trip to South Africa to climb new routes. McSorley wrote the following for Gripped about […]