Kilian Jornet Climbs Everest for Speed Record

May 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Kilian Jornet has climbed Mount Everest and has possibly claimed a solo, with no fixed ropes, sans bottled oxygen speed record up the north side. He completed the climb in 26 hours from Everest […]


Updated: Adam Ondra Projecting Possible 5.15d in 2017

May 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Adam Ondra has a project at Flatanger in Norway that might end up being the world’s first 5.15d (9C). In 2016, this video came out with Ondra working the big line. In the short […]


Megos Onsights Ghisolfi’s TCT 5.14d in Italy

May 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Alex Megos hasn’t caught up to Adam Ondra’s three 5.14d onsights yet, but he is one step closer with his send of TCT 5.14d in Gravere, Italy. The route was first climbed by Stefano […]


New 2017 Chamonix Route on Wild Remote Wall

May 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

In Chamonix, Simon Chatelan from Switzerland made the first ascent of Misanthropie i-conique, a 300-metre M7+ A2 up Tete de Biselx’s north face. Tete de Biselx rises above the Trient Glacier in Swizterland near […]


Canadian 2017 National Lead/Speed Championships

May 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The 2017 Canadian Lead/Speed Championships are taking place at Canyon Escalade in Quebec. For full results throughout and after the competition visit here. A number of Canada’s leading competition climbers, including Team Canada members, […]


The Hillary Step on Mount Everest is Gone

May 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The Hillary Step on Mount Everest collapsed sometime in the past few years. The rock feature was an exposed and steep section of the Southeast Ridge that was first climbed in 1953 by Edmund […]


Austrians Climb New R-rated Black Canyon Route

May 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Austrians Hansjorg Auer and Much Mayr have climbed the new 600-metre route called Mango Tango 5.11+R/X in Black Canyon, Colorado. They sent the 11-pitch test-piece line on the right side of Diagonal Buttress ground-up […]