Alex Megos Repeats Companion of Change 5.15 in Austria

June 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Alex Megos Repeats Companion of Change 5.15 in Austria

Alex Megos has made the second ascent of Jakob Schubert’s Companion of Change, a techy 5.15a at Bergstation in Zillertal, Austria. In 2016, Megos spent a week projecting a new route in Banff National […]


New 12-Pitch 5.12 in Jasper is Ay Mamasita!

June 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on New 12-Pitch 5.12 in Jasper is Ay Mamasita!

A group of Edmonton climbers recently completed a new route called Ay Mamasita! on Ashlar Ridge in Jasper National Park. The all-bolted climb is 5.6 to 5.11 up the first seven pitches and then […]


Marcel Aarden Sends ADATO 5.14b at Horne

June 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Marcel Aarden Sends ADATO 5.14b at Horne

Marcel Aarden has ticked his second 5.14 with a send of ADATO 5.14b at Horne Lake on Vancouver Island. After his his ascent, he noted on Facebook, “Feels so good to send the first […]


Marc-Andre Leclerc Solos Big Rockies Lines in Spring 2017

June 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Marc-Andre Leclerc Solos Big Rockies Lines in Spring 2017

Marc-Andre Leclerc is back in the Canadian Rockies after spending his winter skiing on the West Coast. And over the past few weeks, he has climbed new routes and soloed some big rock lines. […]


Shauna and Jongwon Win IFSC Vail World Cup 2017

June 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Shauna and Jongwon Win IFSC Vail World Cup 2017

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 […]