Gripped Magazine

January 9, 2014

Sasha Digiulian does first female ascent of Carbon 14, 5.14a

The main cave of Archidona, El Chorro, Spain, is one of the world’s most impressive sport crags.  January 9, 2014, Sasha Digiulian has made the first female ascent of one of the most aesthetic routes at the craf, Carbon 14, 5.14a.  
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Japanese Climbing Comic

Kokou No Hito is a Manga made for climbers, by climbers. Mangas are Japanese comics made for all ages. Kokou No Hito conforms to the Manga style developed in Japan in the late 19th century.   Kokou No Hito is about a group of climbers, real and fantasized, there are over 170
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James Roddie Solos Scottish Chimney

Hidden Chimney, III, on Coire an-t Sneachda, Scotland James Roddie took advantage of conditions. “Last night’s frost felt like a god-send – the sheer amount of snow lying in some of the corries is pretty impressive for the time of year, but it was in real need
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Matt Segal Sessions Bishop

Matt Segal recently spent time in Bishop, California, with a group of strong climbers.  One of the highlights of the trip was his ascent of Mesothelioma, a notoriously scary V7 highball. For more on Bishop, see here.          
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Gripped Contributor, Bernd Zangerl, Releases Video of Hard Problem

In June, 2013, Bernd Zangerl climbed Shantaram, V16, contender for hardest boulder problem in the world. In Gripped’s spring issue, be sure to check out Zangerl’s journey into a northern village in India. Accompanied by other strong boulderers, Zangerl discovers
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