Ice Climbers Should Carry Beacons in Avalanche Areas

October 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Ice Climbers Should Carry Beacons in Avalanche Areas

Grant Statham is based in Canmore and has been ice climbing for 30 years. For most of that time, Statham has worked as an IFMGA mountain guide and a leading avalanche forecaster doing a […]


Montmorency Falls is Classic Quebec Ice Climb

October 6th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Montmorency Falls is Classic Quebec Ice Climb

Montmorency Falls Park offers one of the most classic ice climbs in Canada and one of the most-climbed ice routes in Quebec. The 120-metre wall of ice is only a 10-minute drive from Quebec […]


Watch Pamela Shanti Pack Climb The Kill Artist

October 4th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Watch Pamela Shanti Pack Climb The Kill Artist

Watch offwidth climber Pamela Shanti Pack’s face off with the “mental block,” the second pitch and crux sequence of her latest offwidth first ascent The Kill Artist 5.13+ in Moab, Utah’s Long Canyon. After […]


Watch Gabriele Moroni Send Ziqqurat V15 in Italy

October 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Gabriele Moroni Send Ziqqurat V15 in Italy

Gabriele Moroni has climbed Nico Ceria’s Ziqqurat V15 in Gaby, northern Italy. “After day one I got completely hooked and felt the needing of going to try it whenever I had some free time […]


New Big Alpine Route in Kyrgyzstan is 22-Pitch Big Wall

October 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes | Comments Off on New Big Alpine Route in Kyrgyzstan is 22-Pitch Big Wall

Slovak alpinists Martin Grajciar, Jozef Kristoffy, Ondrej Huserka and Vladimír Linek have climbed a new 22-pitch route called Summer Bouquet up the west face of Pik Aleksander Blok in Kyrgyzstan. The team spent over […]


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 […]