Nick Elson Sets Grand Traverse Record in Wyoming

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

The first ascent of the Grand Traverse from south to north was by Allen Steck, Dick Long and John Evans in 1963 in just over 21 hours. Over the year, the north to south […]


Alex Megos Flashes The Path 5.14R at Lake Louise

August 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Alex Megos didn’t climb on Saturday, he rested to prepare for his project at Ravens Crag the following day. On Sunday, Megos sent Fightclub 5.15b, Canada’s first 5.15. The next morning, he headed back […]


Five Great Photos from Squamish Rampage 2016

August 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The Squamish Rampage celebrated its third annual get-together this past weekend. During the day, people did acro yoga near The Chief parking area while climbers sent hard problems. Zani Zoraj and Ross Fluerson won […]


Laura Rogora Sends Legendary Wallstreet 5.14b in Frankenjura

August 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Laura Rogora recently sent Wallstreet in the famous Frankenjura of Germany. It was the first 5.14b ever climbed and it was sent in 1987 by Wolfgang Güllich. In 2014, Mélissa Le Nevé from France […]


New Hard 5.13 Crack by Tom Randall in Italy

August 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Tom Randall made the first ascent of La Cadenza di Amore 5.13c at Cadarese, Italy. The gneiss rock provided a splitter crack above a line of bolts for Randall to battle his way up. […]


Ashima Shiraishi Crushes 5.14b in Australia

August 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News | No Comments »

Ashima Shiraishi is climbing in the Blue Mountains of Australia and has reported about Tiger Cat 5.14b that she sent on her second go. Last week, we reported Shiraishi’s sends of Sleepy Rave V15 […]


Margo Hayes Makes History with Bad Girls Club 5.14d Send

August 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Margo Hayes Makes History with Bad Girls Club 5.14d Send

Margo Hayes sent the 2001 route Bad Girls Club 5.14d at Rifle. It is the hardest send by an American woman in America. Sasha DiGiulian sent Pure Imagination at Red River Gorge, which was […]