The Climbing Life and Learning from 1975

June 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

In 1975 the best rock climbers in North America were just starting to break into the 5.12 grade. That level of difficulty may not seem like a big deal today, especially at sport crags, but when you strip out the astonishing material and innovative changes to climbing gear, shoes, and training since then, 5.12 had sharper teeth than it may seem.


Father’s Day with Some of our Favourite Climbing Dads

June 19th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in News, Profiles | No Comments »

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday than to take your old man climbing? For those of us lucky enough to have fathers who rock climb, it would be a great way […]


Scott Bennett and Brad Gobright’s El Cap One-Day Triple-Link

June 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Brad Gobright and Scott Bennett have linked three hard routes on El Cap in 23 hours and 10 minutes. They started on The Zodiac 5.7 A2 or 5.13c at 2 p.m. and then climbed […]


New Rockies’ Crag is Hungry Tiger Wall in Echo Canyon

June 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Echo Canyon has been a go-to location for sport climbers over the past decade. It rises above Canmore on the south face of Grotto Mountain. With hundreds of routes on a dozen crags, it […]


Watch Will Mayo Send World’s First 5.12b Fish Crack in Yosemite

June 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Fish Crack is in the Lower Cascade Left Area in Lower Yosemite.. The route was first climbed by Henry Barber in 1975 and was the world’s first 5.12b. As Will Mayo discovers, it’s one […]


Watch Chris Sharma Project New Seven-Pitch 5.14d

June 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Chris Sharma continues to push limits in 2016 with his new seven-pitch 5.14d project on Mont Rebei in Spain. Sharma bolted the 250-metre route ground-up with top climbers Klemen Becan. “I had an amazing […]


Laura Rogora is 15, Sent 5.14d at 14 and Just Onsighted 5.13c

June 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

In Feb., Laura Rogora became the first Italian woman to send 5.14d and she did it at 14 years old. She is the Italian Champion for Lead and Boulder competitions and she trains in […]