Pro Slackliner Saves Skier Snagged on Chairlift

January 5th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Mickey Wilson is a pro slackliner who put his skills to good use at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area in Colorado this week. “Today I saved someone’s life. I think some strange forces were at […]


Lonnie Kauk’s Second Ascent of Magic Line 5.14b in Yosemite

January 4th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Lonnie Kauk has made the second ascent of Magic Line 5.14b in Yosmite. His dad, Ron Kauk, made the first ascent on Dec. 6, 1996. On Instagram, Lonnie wrote, “20 years later and seconnd […]


Jonatan Flor Sends Roof Problem Crisis V15/16

January 4th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Jonatan Flor is a leading Spanish boulderer who started 2017 with the second ascent of Crisis V15/16 near Crevillente, Spain. The hard roof problem was first climbed by Nacho Sanchez two years ago. Crisis […]


Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia Up Eiger Gets Second Ascent

January 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia Up Eiger Gets Second Ascent

Roger Schaeli had reported on Instagram that he, Thomas Huber and Stephan Siegrist have made the second ascent of Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia up the north face of the Eiger. Schaeli had climbed the original […]


Famous Meadowlark Lemon V14 Problem Chipped

January 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Famous Meadowlark Lemon V14 Problem Chipped

Two weeks ago, Ethan Pringle went to Red Rock Canyon with some friends and discovered the crux sloper on Meadowlark Lemon V14 had been chipped. On Instagram, he wrote, “I stacked pads to brush […]


Canadian Evan Hau Welcomes New Year with 5.14d in Spain

January 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Canadian Evan Hau Welcomes New Year with 5.14d in Spain

Calgary-based Evan Hau has sent his project in Santa Linya, Spain, with a tick of Seleccio Natural 5.14d. On Instagram, Hau wrote, “Oh yeah! Seleccio Natural 9a [5.14d]!! After sampling this route last year […]


Jakob Schubert Starts 2017 with Pachamama 5.15a

January 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Jakob Schubert Starts 2017 with Pachamama 5.15a

Jakob Schubert has reported on Instagram about his repeat of Pachamama 5.15a in Oliana, Spain. The hard route was first climbed by Chris Sharma in 2009 and repeated two years later by Sachi Amma. […]