Canadian Ben Haley Sends Offwidth Roof Trench Warfare 5.13

June 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | 1 Comment »

Ben Haley from Calgary has sent the offwidth roof Trench Warfare 5.13a in Little Cottonwood Canyon near Salt Lake City. The route was first climbed by Johnny Woodward in 1995. Haley wrote on his […]


Action Directe Gets 19th Send by Stefano Carnati

June 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

The Italian crusher Stefano Carnati had just turned 18 when he joined the history books by becoming the 19th climber to send Action Directe at Frankenjura. The climb has maintained its status as being […]


Mateusz Haladaj Sends First Ley 5.15

June 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Polish crusher Mateusz Haladaj repeated Chris Sharma’s First ley 5.15a at Margalef this spring. The route shares the first crux to a small rest  with the popular First round, first minute 5.15b and then heads […]


Marc-Andre Lelcerc and Brette Harrington Solo Colonel Foster’s East Face

June 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | 1 Comment »

Marc-Andre Leclerc and Brette Harrington have made quick work of Mount Colonel Foster, British Columbia’s famous Vancouver Island peak. They hiked in, soloed the 1,200-metre east face via Into the Mystic 5.10a, down climbed […]


Influential British Climber and Writer Ken Wilson has Died

June 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Ken Wilson influenced a generation of climbers through his books and as the editor of Mountain magazine. In 2015, he received the Boardman/Tasker lifetime achievement award, as “a long-time influencer of outdoor media and global climbing […]


Watch Will Mayo on Fourth of July Crack 5.12 in Vedauwoo

June 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

The Fourth of July Crack is a sustained and overhanging left-leaning line on the Coke Bottle wall in Central Vedauwoo, Wyoming. It climbs a chimney to hands to fingers and finishes with a short […]


Breaking Pull-Up Records and Epic New Sardinia Cave

June 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | 1 Comment »

The top site 8a.nu has reported that Andrew Shapiro, 17, set three pull-up world records in May. by six hours he managed 3,515 of, by 12 hours he did 5,742 and he continued for […]