Watch 2016 Send of El Cap’s El Nino 5.13 by Strong Brits

March 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

In Many 2016, strong British climbers Robbie Phillips and Jacob Cook sent El Nino 5.13c on El Cap. They walked away after six days having both freed the route. The monster route was first […]


Watch Chris Sharma and Paul Roca at Panther Beach in Cali

March 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Chris Sharma returned home to tour some of his old stomping grounds in California with Spainish climber Pol Roca. Among their many stops was the amazing Panther Beach.


Adam Ondra and Laura Rogora Finish Winter on Send Train

March 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Laura Rogora finished winter with a week of hard sends, often in only a few tries. She sent three 5.14bs, including Ercole 5.14b/c, La Morte 5.14b after three tries and Crazy Horse 5.14b on […]


Alex Megos and Melissa La Neve Win Climbing Works Festival

March 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

After two days of intense competition, Alex Megos and Melissa La Neve took top spots at this year’s Climbing Works International Festival. This event marks the start of the IFSC Bouldering season and gives […]


Northern Faces Friday: Accomplished B.C. Climber Greg Foweraker

March 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles | No Comments »

The following story first appeared in the August/September issue of Gripped magazine and was written by Tom Wright. Looking down between his legs, Greg Foweraker felt dizzy. Sixteen-hundred metres of exposure made his stomach […]


The 2017 Climbing Works International Festival in U.K.

March 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

The Climbing Works International Festival (CWIF) traditionally announces the start of the IFSC Bouldering World Cup season, providing viewers a forerunner of who is in form leading up to the start of the season. […]


Melissa Le Nevé Makes Strong Send of V14 in Font

March 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Melissa Le Nevé has sent the technical Mécanique Elémentaire V14 in Fontainebleau. The hard route was first climbed by Sébastien Frigault and has become a test-piece for strong boulderers. Le Nevé becomes the sixth […]