Big Devil’s Thumb Face Remains Dangerous Challenge

June 3rd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes | Comments Off on Big Devil’s Thumb Face Remains Dangerous Challenge

Since 1977, 13 expeditions have travelled into the shadow of the Devil’s Thumb to attempt the coveted first ascent of the steep Northwest Face. Guy Edwards and John Millar, both experienced climbers from Vancouver, […]


40 Years Later and Latok I North Ridge Still Unclimbed

June 3rd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on 40 Years Later and Latok I North Ridge Still Unclimbed

In 1978, Jim Donini, Michael Kennedy, Jeff Lowe and George Lowe attempted the North Ridge of Latok I (7,145 m / 23,441 ft). They climbed 100 pitches before altitude sickness turned them around. Forty […]


Portrait of a Mountain: Banff’s Impressive Mount Louis

June 3rd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Portrait of a Mountain: Banff’s Impressive Mount Louis

Mount Louis is a 2,682-metre peak that stands near the town of Banff and has one of the most extensive histories of any mountain in the Rockies. “Warm sunshine threw all of us into […]


Watch 1987 Send of Rude Boys 5.13c in Smith Rocks

June 1st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch 1987 Send of Rude Boys 5.13c in Smith Rocks

In 1987 the Smith Rocks were a gathering place for the world’s best climbers. Routes like To Bolt Or Not To Be, East Face of Monkey Face, Scarface and Rude Boys represented the new […]


Always Test Holds on Chossy Rock Climbs

June 1st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Always Test Holds on Chossy Rock Climbs

There are many types of stone that climbers find themselves heading up and every one of them has the potential to break apart. While solid granite crags are less likely to shed blocks, alpine […]


Monique Richard is First Woman to Solo Mount Logan

June 1st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | 3 Comments »

Quebec climber Monique Richard reaches the summit of Mount Logan in solo climb and becomes the first woman to do so alone. “Monique just reached the summit,” François Masse said in an email message […]


Top 10 Quebec Climbs on Sendage

June 1st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Top 10 Quebec Climbs on Sendage

Sendage is a website where climbers can keep track of their routes and the number of ascents for each route is recorded. It’s a great place to record your information if you’re not already […]