Cole Taylor Solos Old Route on Alaska’s Devil’s Thumb

October 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Cole Taylor Solos Old Route on Alaska’s Devil’s Thumb

During the middle of summer, America Cole Taylor sailed his boat from Washington state to Alaska and then headed up the Baird Glacier to Devil’s Thumb in the Coast Mountains. He arrived and made […]


Polish Heading to K2 for First Winter Ascent Attempt

October 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, 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 […]


Andrea Cartas Ticks Rodellar 5.14c, First of the Grade

October 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Andrea Cartas Ticks Rodellar 5.14c, First of the Grade

Spanish climber Andrea Cartas has climbed her first 5.14c at La Piscineta in Rodellar with a send of Così Fan Tutte. Magical September for Climbing Girls community: @anak.verhoeven 9a+ F.A., @margohayes1234 2nd 9a+ and […]


New 2017 Alpine Routes in Alaska’s Revelation Mountain

October 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on New 2017 Alpine Routes in Alaska’s Revelation Mountain

The Revelation Mountains in Alaska have long been a destination for keen alpinists to establish new routes. The first recorded trip to the range was 1967 by David Roberts and party. In 2014, Canadian […]


Duncan Hutchison Sends New 5.12 Ontario Finger Crack

September 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Duncan Hutchison Sends New 5.12 Ontario Finger Crack

Duncan Hutchison has been climbing for about 15 years and is based in Thunder Bay in Northwestern Ontario. He’s know for difficult off-the-couch sends from Ontario to Mexico and up to Squamish. In 2009, […]


Watch a 5.14b Multi-Pitch First Ascent by Mich Kemeter

September 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch a 5.14b Multi-Pitch First Ascent by Mich Kemeter

In the summer of 2016, Mich Kemeter completed his 280-metre 5.14b on the southwest face of Shcartenspitze in Austria. His route Tortour is an eight-pitch steep and technical line he established ground-up with Stefan […]


Magician’s Apprentice is New Rockies 5.14 by Evan Hau

September 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Magician’s Apprentice is New Rockies 5.14 by Evan Hau

Calgary-based Evan Hau is fresh off his new 5.15a called Honour and Glory in Echo Canyon on Grotto Mountain in the Canadian Rockies. He wasted no time continuing his first-ascent 2017 spree with his […]