Alex Johnson on Failure and The Swarm V13

July 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Alex Johnson is a top American climber and in this short video, she works on projecting The Swarm V13 in Bishop.


Another New Route up Colonel Foster is Northwest Arete

July 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Mount Colonel Foster is a popular peak this summer, as there have been big solo pushes and new routes and it’s only the end of July. Guidebook author and local developer Philip Stone joined […]


Watch Ryan Cormack Send First 5.12 Crack: Spider Fly

July 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

Spider Fly is a classic 5.12 crack at the Smokes Bluffs and Ryan Cormack recently sent it as his first gear route at the grade. “I Had the pleasure of filming my buddy Ryan […]


Unrepeated Yamnuska Traverse Attempted in Single Push

July 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Yamnuska is a south-facing wall on the eastern edge of the Canadian Rockies about 45 minutes from Calgary. At its highest, the peak stands just shy of 400 metres from the base, but is […]


Nina Caprez Sends Massive Mont Blanc 5.12

July 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Nina Caprez has repeated the slightly obscure Divine Providence up the Grand Pilier D’angle on Mont Blanc with her boyfriend. The first ascent was 22 years ago by Francois Marsingny and Pat Gabarrou with […]


Nalle Hukkataival Sends Fred Nicole’s Monkey Wedding V15

July 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Nalle Hukkataival has sent Fred Nicole’s Monkey Wedding V15 in Rocklands, South Africa for its eighth ascent. On Instagram, he wrote, “A boulder that I had tried and got close to doing already many […]


New V10 is Hardest Problem at B.C.’s Poisen River Sector

July 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The Poisen River Sector is a picturesque and remote location in B.C.’s Slocan Valley. The boulders are gneiss and have amazing little edges and pockets. “Located within spitting distance of the Slocan River in […]