Strong European Team Frees Big Wall in Patagonia

February 23rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll, Siebe Vanhee and Nicolas Favresse have sent a El Regalo de Mwono up the east face of the Central Tower of Paine in Patagonia. The route is 1,200 metres and was […]


Seb Bouin is the Silent Crusher Sending 5.15s

February 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Seb Bouin has climbed 5.15 regularly, often sending routes like Chilam Balam 5.15a/b while on a short break from his job as a sports teacher in Paris. In this video, he’s trying his next-level […]


Patagonia Bad Weather Halts Riders on the Storm Attempt

February 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Mayan Smith-Gobat and Brette Harrington spent a number of weeks in Patagonia hoping to make the first free ascent of Riders on the Storm up the Central Tower of Paine. Bad weather forced the […]


Kim McGrenere in Mexico and Sends First 5.13d

February 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Kim McGrenere has sent her first 5.13d, a new-ish route at Las Animas in Mexico called Strict Machine. After her send, she wrote on Sendage.com, “On our first day at Las Animas I saw […]


Watch Short Film on Brothers of Climbing Crew

February 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

How can you be what you can’t see? Mikhail Martin, co-founder of Brothers of Climbing said, “I literally typed, ‘Are there black climbers?’ in Google and someone said, ‘black people don’t climb.’” Jalen here, […]


Watch Adam Ondra Whip off Neanderthal 5.15b

February 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Neanderthal is one of only a few routes that climbs the entire Sanya Linya cave in Spain. It was first sent in 2009 at 5.15b by Chris Sharma. Despite a serious effort by Magnus […]


Watch Ahishek Mehta Send India’s Hardest Route

February 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Ganesha is a steep 5.14a in Badami, Indian and was bolted by French champion Alex Chabot. Watch Ahishek Mehta, 22, send the aesthetic line over 20 days.