Graffiti Tribute to Pou Brothers in Northern Spain

November 30th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Spanish climbers Iker and Eneko Pou are two well known brothers who have set standards in climbing together and separately. Their accomplishments range from first free ascents of big 5.14 walls to hard alpine […]


Thomas Huber On Challenging Summer and Ground Fall

November 30th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Earlier this summer, top 49-year-old German climber Thomas Huber had a ground fall that left him in bad shape. He fell 16 metres from a wall on the Brendlberg in Berchtesgaden region in Bavaria […]


First World Championships for Ontario’s Lia Wieckowski

November 30th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Lia Wieckowski is a 19-year-old competition climber based in southern Ontario and currently attending university. Over the past few comp seasons in Canada, she has placed first at four events and made top six […]


Matty Hong Sends Old Red River Gorge Project at 5.14c

November 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Matty Hong has made the first free ascent of an old Jon Siegrist project from 2011 at Red River Gorge. It took Matty a few days to sort it our. “The route involves big […]


New Wadi Rum Route by Calum Muskett and Dan McManus

November 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Calum Muskett and Dan McManus have sent a new four-pitch 5.13 on a wall in Barrah Canyon of Wadi Rum, Jordan. After their send, Muskett said, “Really happy to have managed to make the […]


Patagonia to Donate 10 Million Dollars from Black Friday Sales

November 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Patagonia announced last week that the company would donate 100 per cent of their Black Friday sales to grass roots environmental organizations. They projected sales to be around two million dollars, but they made […]


Sebastien Berthe Repeats Heart Route 5.13b in Yosemite

November 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Belgian climber Sebastien Berthe has made the second free ascent of the Heart Route 5.13b on El Cap in Yosemite. It took 23-year-old Berthe six days with Simon Castagne. The route was first climbed […]