Leader Competitor Jain Kim Flashes 5.14b

December 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Jain Kim is one of the world’s leading comp climbers. On a recent trip to China, the 28-year-old Korean champ flashed China Climb 5.14b in Yangshou. Kim watched another climber send the route before […]


New VIMFF Grants for Canadians to Explore

December 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) has announced news about two new grants for Canadians going on adventures. The VIMFF Adventure Film Grant presented by Arc’teryx will award $5,000 to the selected recipient […]


Fred Moix Sends 5.14 Roof Crack Greenspit in Italy

December 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Fred Moix has sent the famous Greenspit 5.14a roof crack at Valle dell’Orco in Italy. Moix belayed Didier Berthod on the first free ascent of the route in 2003. The hard route has been […]


Sport Climbing Added to Youth Olympic Games 2018

December 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

IOC meetings are taking place this week in Lausanne, Switzerland, and yesterday the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board agreed to add three sports to the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018 Sports […]


Charles Albert Sends New V15 Climbing Barefoot

December 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Charles Albert has climbed a new V15 in Gros Sablons at Fontainebleau. The long-time project is called La Révolutionnaire and took “barefoot” Charles a number of sessions to send. Below is a photo of […]


New Hard Route on Eiger by Tom Ballard and Marcin Tomaszewski

December 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Tom Ballard and Marcin Tomaszewski have made the first ascent of the 1,800-metre Titanic 5.10c M5 A3 up the north face of the Eiger. The two climbers spent seven days on the wall. Tomaszewski […]


Seb Bouin Climbs New Mangarbo 5.14d/15a in Spain

December 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Seb Bouin sent the new Mangarbo 5.14d/15a at Vianueva Del Rosario in Andalucia, Spain, earlier this year. The esthetic new route has since been repeated since by Edu Marin and Cedric Lachat. Bouin has […]