Four Memorable New B.C. Alpine Routes in 2019

December 23rd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Four Memorable New B.C. Alpine Routes in 2019

Four headline-making new alpine routes from British Columbia this year


Five Things to Know About the Bugaboos

December 23rd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Five Things to Know About the Bugaboos

A series of climbing 101’s about the history, people, routes and gear that shaped the sport


Film on Top Climbers Sending New Big Yosemite 5.13d

December 19th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Film on Top Climbers Sending New Big Yosemite 5.13d

Kevin Jorgeson worked on the route for years before he got the send


Filip Babicz Sends New D15+ in Italian Cave

December 18th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Routes | Comments Off on Filip Babicz Sends New D15+ in Italian Cave

The 70-metre line is one of the world’s hardest drytool routes


Four Rad New Rockies Alpine Climbs in 2019

December 17th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Four Rad New Rockies Alpine Climbs in 2019

These are just a handful of the many new standout alpine climbs in the Canadian Rockies this year


Watch Retro Film of Amazing Quebec Ice Climb

December 13th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Retro Film of Amazing Quebec Ice Climb

The film was produced in the late 1970s


Watch David Roetzel Solo Steep Ice Climbs in Vail

December 12th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch David Roetzel Solo Steep Ice Climbs in Vail

“I wanted to solo all 16 pitches that day but the last route had really dried up. Three of these have mixed starts.”


Five Things to Know About Squamish Trad Climbing

December 11th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Five Things to Know About Squamish Trad Climbing

A series of climbing 101’s about the history, people, routes and gear that shaped the sport


See Wicked Spindrift on The Wild Thing in Rockies

December 10th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on See Wicked Spindrift on The Wild Thing in Rockies

The mountain was shedding a layer during the first free ascent of the classic line


Ryuichi Murai Sends Two Classic Swiss V15 Problems

December 9th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Ryuichi Murai Sends Two Classic Swiss V15 Problems

The top Japanese climber made quick work of the classic boulders