Kai Lightner Sends First V13 On Summer in Paradise

April 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Kai Lightner is one of the world’s leading young climbers with sends up to 5.14d and national championship podiums to his name. He is currently in Magic Wood projecting hard boulders. On his first […]


Alizée Dufraisse Sends Estado Critico 5.14d in Siurana

April 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

French climber Alizée Dufraisse has made the first female ascent of Estado Critico 5.14d in Siurana, Spain. On her blog, she wrote, “I finally could achieve one of the nicest routes I’ve worked on, […]


Watch Highlights From Adidas Rockstars 2017 in Moscow

April 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Profiles | No Comments »

With 1,500 spectators and 460 boulderers, it was a big event. Two skilled climbers won the event, Ekaterina Kipriyanova and Egor Kryachkov. The win gave them wildcards to the main event in Stuttgart, Germany […]


Watch Ultra-Runner Champ Anton Krupicka Talk Mountains

April 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

American ultra-runner champion Anton Krupicka talks about life after breaking his leg, which includes climbing and mountains. He ran his first marathon at age 12 and has won a number races, including the Leadville […]


The Brooks Range Alpha Softshell is Top Choice for Alpine

April 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear | No Comments »

The Alpha is a new softshell from Brooks Range that will keep you warm in the alpine this year. As a single layer for colder three seasons conditions it is warm enough to wear […]


IFSC World Cup Live Streaming to Remain Free

April 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The IFSC has released a statement apologizing for their sudden news last week that viewers would have to pay to live stream World Cup events. An online petition gained over 8,000 signatures in 24 […]


Five Hikers Die After Cornice Collapse in B.C.

April 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Five hikers fell 500 metres to their deaths after a cornice collapsed on Mount Harvey north of Vancouver. Search and rescue was alerted to the accident late Saturday afternoon. A sixth hiker with the […]