New V15 in Japan is Kuzan by Toshi Takeuchi

February 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Video | Comments Off on New V15 in Japan is Kuzan by Toshi Takeuchi

Toshi Takeuchi just made the first ascent of Kuzan V15 in Mie, Japan. The steep line is an extension of Tatsuya Muraoka’s Borasalino V14, which Takeuchi added a dyno to. Clip of the Kuzan […]


Toru Nakajima Makes Fourth Ascent of Lucid Dreaming in Bishop

February 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Toru Nakajima Makes Fourth Ascent of Lucid Dreaming in Bishop

Toru Nakajima has repeated Lucid Dreaming V15 on the Grandpa Peabody in Bishop. The steep problem was first sent by Paul Robinson in 2010 and originally thought to be V16, the grade settled at […]


Hard V15 Sends in Spain and Switzerland

February 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Hard V15 Sends in Spain and Switzerland

Ruben Diaz has made the second ascent of Albert Rocasolano’s La Teoría del Todo in Albarracín, Spain. Originally graded V16, Diaz said it is a V15 or V15+. This would be Diaz’s second V15 […]


Ontario’s New Up the Bloc Gym Opens Feb. 11

February 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Ontario’s New Up the Bloc Gym Opens Feb. 11

Ontario has a lot of climbing gyms and it’s about to get one more. Up the Bloc is the brain child of Tour de Bloc’s Luigi Montilla and Jean-Marc de la Plante of Allez […]


Watch Hard Winter Bouldering in Frankenjura

February 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Hard Winter Bouldering in Frankenjura

Moritz Perwitzschky has climbed a number of hard problems in Frankenjura and made the first ascent of Breaking Dad V13. The 17-year-old is reported on 8a.nu as saying, “How to keep warm: Just take […]


Motivation Monday: Seven Moves to Mimic

January 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Motivation Monday: Seven Moves to Mimic

Motivation is good everyday, but on this Monday it seems especially important given the craziness going on outside of the climbing world. The first clip is a near-send with stout moves by Fischer Madison […]


Watch Isabelle Faus Send the Wheel of Chaos V14

January 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Isabelle Faus Send the Wheel of Chaos V14

Watch Isabelle Faus send Wheel of Chaos in Upper Chaos Canyon, a route that was first climbed by Daniel Woods almost a decade ago.