Lessons with Steve House on Ice Climb Rappelling

January 4th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Steve House gives a lesson on how to make an A-thread, a variation to the V-thread ice anchor. This is a great way for rappelling without leaving any sling material behind. “I’m going to […]


King Can Al is a Squamish Legend and Crag Keeper

January 4th, 2018 by Drew Copeland | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

He is well known in Squamish as the chatty guy with a sleeveless jean jacket, soloing around in the Smoke Bluffs while drinking a beer. But there is much more to Al Douglas than […]


Bomb Cyclone Readies to Freeze Niagara Falls

January 3rd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Bomb Cyclone Readies to Freeze Niagara Falls

An approaching storm to North America’s east coast is being called the Bomb Cyclone. And it’s going to freeze oh, so many thing. One of those things is Niagara Falls between Ontario and New […]


Watch Climber Fall Off Ladder in Khumbu Icefall

January 3rd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Climber Fall Off Ladder in Khumbu Icefall

The Khumbu Icefall near Mount Everest has countless crevasses that shift and change every season. There is a team of Sherpas who lead the way every season and fix ladders over the wide gaps. […]


Ice Climber’s Near Death Experience on Whiteman Falls

January 2nd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Ice Climber’s Near Death Experience on Whiteman Falls

Watch Whiteman Falls collapse beneath ice climbers. It’s a near miss for the climbers, but a great video showing when best to maybe avoid climbing big ice. It’s obvious that it’s a warm day, […]


Watch Pete Takeda’s Northern Quebec Ice Film

January 2nd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Pete Takeda’s Northern Quebec Ice Film

Pete Takeda is one of North America’s most experienced ice and alpine climbers with big ascents across Canada. In this short film, Takeda has pieced together clips from visit to many of Quebec’s most […]


Film on Hansorg Auer’s Free Soloing

January 2nd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Film on Hansorg Auer’s Free Soloing

In the film No Turning Back, we get to see what makes Austrian alpinist Hansjorg Auer tick. As a young boy growing up in Austria, beneath the jagged pinnacles of the Dolomites, Auer and […]