Ronnie Dickson First Above the Knee Amputee to Send V10

April 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Ronnie Dickson First Above the Knee Amputee to Send V10

Watch this short film about Ronnie Dickson as he works to become the first above the knee amputee climber to climb V10 with a send of Resident Evil in Joe’s Valley. A few years […]


Sean McColl Receives Olympic Bursary from Canada

April 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Sean McColl Receives Olympic Bursary from Canada

Climbing Escalade Canada announced that Sean McColl has been selected as one of 50 Olympic athletes to receive the HBC Athlete Bursary Program for Canadian athletes. The HBC Foundation and the Canadian Olympic Foundation […]


Speed World Record and More at Chongqing World Cup

April 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Speed World Record and More at Chongqing World Cup

The busy city of Chongqing, China, welcomed a strong and fast group of elite climbers for the first IFSC Speed World Cup and second IFSC Bouldering World Cup of 2017. Of course the story […]


Watch Adam Ondra on His New Naturalmente 5.15a

April 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Adam Ondra on His New Naturalmente 5.15a

Adam Ondra made two big first ascents in Camaiore, Italy, last week. One being La Terza Eta 5.14d after four attempts and Naturalmente 5.15a. After his Naturalmente send, Ondra said, “One of the best […]


Two New Routes Kick Off Alaska 2017 Season

April 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Two New Routes Kick Off Alaska 2017 Season

The 2017 season in Alaska has started with a bang as Greg Boswell and Will Sim have climbed two new routes above the Buckskin Glacier, near the famous Mooses Tooth spire. With bluebird conditions, […]


Quebec Climber Louis Rousseau Talks Cho Oyu 2017

April 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Quebec Climber Louis Rousseau Talks Cho Oyu 2017

Quebec climber Louis Rousseau is on a big trip with a small team to climb a new route up the north face of Cho Oyu in the Himalayas. Rousseau is no stranger to the […]


Ethan Pringle Sends New 5.14+ Everything is Karate

April 24th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Ethan Pringle Sends New 5.14+ Everything is Karate

Ethan Pringle has sent Everything is Karate, a new 5.14c/d near Bishop after a number of days on it. On Instagram, he wrote, “YEESSSSSSSS!!! SENT!!!! MANAGED!!!! Everything is Karate 5.14c/d. Felt really focused today […]