Watch Crusher Margo Hayes Sending La Rambla 5.15a

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

Watch 19-year-old Margo Hayes sending La Rambla in Siurana, Spain, and make history by becoming the first woman to send a solid 5.15a.


Ben Hanna Sends New 5.14d in New Mexico

March 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

American Ben Hanna has sent a new 30-metre 5.14d in New Mexico called Helsinki at Caballo Lake. The route is a link-up of Public Enemy 5.14a into Midget Proof 5.12a and finishes up to […]


Matty Hong Sends Joe Mama 5.15a in Spain

March 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Matty Hong has quickly risen to the top of the American climbing scene with a number of hard sends over the past year. This winter, he sent the test-piece La Rambla 5.15a shortly before […]


The Future of Alpinism Combines Running and Cranking

March 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles | No Comments »

The following story was written by B.C.-based alpinist Ian Welsted and first appeared in the 2015 October/November issue of Gripped magazine. Reiner Thoni, Canada’s most successful ski mountaineering racer, has recently turned his attention […]


Watch Climbers on World’s Largest Artificial Climbing Route

March 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Watch some cool aerial drone footage of the world’s largest artificial climbing route. It’s located in Ticino in the Blenio valley of Switzerland and climbs 165 metres up the side of a dam. The […]


Watch Canadian Steve Townshend on Thailand’s Hardest Route

March 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Watch Canadian Steve Townshend attempt Thailand’s most difficult single-pitch sport route called Greed 5.14c. After injuring his finger on this climb three years ago, Townshend returned and reached a new high point. Townshend often […]


Alex Honnold and Renan Ozturk to Attempt Freeing Big Alaska Route

March 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

This summer, Alex Honnold and Renan Ozturk will head to the east face of Mount Dickey to attempt to free a 1,600-metre granite route. Wine Bottle was first climbed in 1988 by Austrians Thomas […]