Shauna and Jongwon Win IFSC Vail World Cup 2017

June 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The fifth IFSC World Cup of the season took place in Vail, Colorado, as the only North American World Cup of the tour. Shauna Coxsey and Jongwon Chon took top spots with Akiyo Noguchi […]


Canadian Peter Zabrok is 57 and Does 57th El Cap Lap

June 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Canadian Peter Zabrok is 57 and Does 57th El Cap Lap

Ontario big-wall climber Peter Zabrok and U.K. climber Sean Warren have made the second ascent of Adrift on El Cap, 27 years after the first ascent. The Adrift ascent was not only one of […]


Squamish New Routing Continues With 5.12 on Apron

June 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Squamish New Routing Continues With 5.12 on Apron

Jeremy Blumel has made the first ascent of a new 5.12 on the Apron in Squamish called The Pegboard. Evan Stevens first imagined the line that is next to St. Vitus Dance back in […]


Dani Fuertes Sends 15-Year Project in Spain

June 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Dani Fuertes Sends 15-Year Project in Spain

Dani Fuertes has made the first ascent of No Pain No Gain, a new 5.15a in Rodellar, Spain. The climbing site 8a.nu reported that the 40-metre route has a 30-metre roof and has been […]


China Closes Climbing on Everest for Autumn Season

June 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on China Closes Climbing on Everest for Autumn Season

Climbing has officially been closed in China for the upcoming season of mountaineering from Tibet because of a series of problems including an illegal traverse. China Tibet Mountaineering Association (CTMA) announced that Chinese authorities […]


Watch Luke Zimmerman Send Many-Move Squamish V12

June 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Luke Zimmerman Send Many-Move Squamish V12

Something Wicked This Way Comes is a 30-move intricate roof problem found at Gibbs Cave in Squamish. Watch Luke Zimmerman piece it together below. He noted after on his Instagram, “So psyched to climb […]


Long Rescue Saves Climber From Denali Crevasse

June 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Long Rescue Saves Climber From Denali Crevasse

Martin Takac is a 38-year-old climber who was heading up the West Buttress on Denali when he fell into a crevasse. It took 14 hours of rotating rescue efforts in the deep hole to […]