Ben Hanna Sends New 5.14d in New Mexico

March 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

American Ben Hanna has sent a new 30-metre 5.14d in New Mexico called Helsinki at Caballo Lake. The route is a link-up of Public Enemy 5.14a into Midget Proof 5.12a and finishes up to […]


Matty Hong Sends Joe Mama 5.15a in Spain

March 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Matty Hong has quickly risen to the top of the American climbing scene with a number of hard sends over the past year. This winter, he sent the test-piece La Rambla 5.15a shortly before […]


Watch Climbers on World’s Largest Artificial Climbing Route

March 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Watch some cool aerial drone footage of the world’s largest artificial climbing route. It’s located in Ticino in the Blenio valley of Switzerland and climbs 165 metres up the side of a dam. The […]


Alex Honnold and Renan Ozturk to Attempt Freeing Big Alaska Route

March 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

This summer, Alex Honnold and Renan Ozturk will head to the east face of Mount Dickey to attempt to free a 1,600-metre granite route. Wine Bottle was first climbed in 1988 by Austrians Thomas […]


Nalle Hukkataival Sends 34 Hard Font Problems in a Day

March 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Nalle Hukkataival has become the first climber to send these hard problems in Fontainebleau in one day, also known as the Black ED+ routes. There are 34 problems and styles range from steep to […]


Jakob Kronberger is 16 and Bags Second New 5.14d

March 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

At only 16 year old, Jakob Kronberger has made his way to international headlines with his second first ascent of a 5.14d. The young Austrian made the first ascent of Die Rechte Hand last […]


Legendary Yosemite Climber Royal Robbins Passes

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

On March 14, legendary Yosemite climber Royal Robbins passed away at 82 years old. Robbins was born in 1935 and less than 20 years later began making first ascents on California stone. After climbing […]