New Crack Climbs in Northwestern Ontario

April 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Northwestern Ontario had a long winter and spring is slow to start, but climbers have been hitting the rock on warm days. As many know, Northwestern Ontario has hundreds of sport and crack climbs […]

Youth Bouldering Champion and Legendary Climber Climb Dolomites

April 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Youth Bouldering Champion Filip Schenk climbs a classic route with his trainer and legendary climber Stefan Stuflesser. The six-pitch climb is located on the Traumpfeiler in the Dolomites near Passo Sella in Val Gardena […]

Adam Ondra Attempts 5.15a Flash and Talks 5.15d Project

April 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Adam Ondra makes the first-ever serious attempt to flash 5.15a and talks about how important it is to one day make the send. He also talks about a Flatanger project that could be 5.15d […]

Adam Ondra on Stoking the Fire 5.15b

April 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Check out this awesome clip put together by Jorge Visser and Riccardo Giancola of some of Adam Ondra’s attempts on Chris Sharma’s route Stoking the Fire 5.15b in Santa Linya. Ondra recently sent the […]

Danger: Broken Harnesses Fixed and Re-Sold

April 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Harnesses, News, Rock | No Comments »

Petzl announcement: Aspir harnesses modified by malicious third parties are being sold online. They pose a mortal danger to users. On April 6, 2016, Petzl was warned by authorities that modified Petzl Aspir harnesses […]

Everest 2016: Minute of Silence and Helicopter Traffic

April 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

At 11:56 a.m. on April 25, 2016, climbers and staff at Everest basecamp stood at together for a minute of silence. It was one year to the minute that an avalanche, caused by a […]

Watch Cheyne Lempe and David Allfrey on Baffin Island Big Wall

April 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, Video | 1 Comment »

In May 2015, David Allfrey and Cheyne Lempe climbed a new route over 10 days on Great Cross Pillar in the Sam Ford Fjord on Baffin Island and called it Deconstructing Jenga VI 5.9+ A3+. In […]