American Paige Claassen Climbs Flatanger 5.14c

September 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

American climber Paige Claassen has completed a three-and-a-half week project at Flatanger, Norway, with her ascent of Eye of Odin 5.14c. Claassen reported after her climb, “The traverse holds leading up to the second […]


Sonnie Trotter Completes Rockies Trilogy Project

September 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

In the Rockies, Sonnie Trotter completed his Rockies trilogy earlier this month. He climbed three of his big alpine 5.14s in one summer with Dexter Bateman: Blue Jeans Direct on Yamnuska, War Hammer on […]


New 17-pitch Big Wall Line Opened on Bugaboo Spire

September 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Tutti Frutti Summer Love is the newest addition to the Bugaboos after the hot and dry summer of 2017. It was climbed by Vlad Capusan and Tom Schindfessel in August. The 17-pitch 5.11+ A3 […]


Puccio and Narasaki Win Adidas Rockstars 2017

September 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Alex Puccio and Tonoa Narasaki took first place in Female and Male at the Adidas Rockstars 2017, where over 3,500 spectators watched athletes from around the world compete. Puccio is having one of her […]


Beat Kammerlander Opens New 5.14 in Ratikon

September 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Legendary Austrian climber Beat Kammerlander has made the first free ascent of Kampfzone 5.14b in the famous Ratikon range. He established the hard line in 2015, but had to abandon his free attempt due […]


Alannah Yip Climbs Pulse as Her First 5.14a

September 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

West Coast crusher and Canadian competition champion Alannah Yip has sent Pulse, the first 5.14a ever established in Canada. Not only that, but she grabbed the first female ascent for those keeping track. Top […]


Squamish Climber Les McDonald Passes at 84

September 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock | No Comments »

Les McDonald was established a number of climbs on Canada’s West Coast in the 1950s and 1960s, he passed away on Sept. 4 in Vancouver at 84 years of age. McDonald moved on from […]