Watch Canadian Steve Townshend on Thailand’s Hardest Route

March 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Canadian Steve Townshend on Thailand’s Hardest Route

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 | Comments Off on Alex Honnold and Renan Ozturk to Attempt Freeing Big Alaska Route

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 […]


Nalle Hukkataival Sends 34 Hard Font Problems in a Day

March 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Nalle Hukkataival Sends 34 Hard Font Problems in a Day

Nalle Hukkataival has become the first climber to send these hard problems in Fontainebleau in one day, also known as the Black ED+ routes. There are 34 problems and styles range from steep to […]


Jakob Kronberger is 16 and Bags Second New 5.14d

March 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Jakob Kronberger is 16 and Bags Second New 5.14d

At only 16 year old, Jakob Kronberger has made his way to international headlines with his second first ascent of a 5.14d. The young Austrian made the first ascent of Die Rechte Hand last […]


Watch Hard Urban Bouldering Moves in Montreal

March 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Hard Urban Bouldering Moves in Montreal

There was a time when urban climbing was a popular pastime with videos, magazines and groups documenting hard concrete problems. But over the past few years, it seems there is less energy put into […]


Legendary Yosemite Climber Royal Robbins Passes

March 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Legendary Yosemite Climber Royal Robbins Passes

On March 14, legendary Yosemite climber Royal Robbins passed away at 82 years old. Robbins was born in 1935 and less than 20 years later began making first ascents on California stone. After climbing […]


Watch Short Film on La Sportiva and Giulia Delladio’s Role

March 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Short Film on La Sportiva and Giulia Delladio’s Role

Take a trip to Val di Fiemme in northern Italy, where La Sportiva was born and Giulia Delladio is learning the family business. She will be the first woman and fourth generation to lead […]