Roland Hemetzberger Repeats Alex Huber’s Nirwana

September 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Roland Hemetzberger has repeated Alex Huber’s Nirwana 5.14c and suggested a grade of 5.14a. The strong German climber commented on Instagram, “Pretty stoked that I was yesterday able to repeat Alex Huber’s Nirwana at […]


Polish Sender Kinga Ociepka-Grzegulska Makes History with 5.14d

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

On Sept. 27, Kinga Ociepka-Grzegulska sent Sprawa Honoru 5.14d near Krakow, Poland and has become the first woman from Poland to send the grade. The hard route was established in 2008 by Bogdan Rokosz. […]


Watch A Whipper on Apron Strings in Squamish

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

Nikolai Paterak took a big fall on Apron Strings 5.10b, a classic two-pitch route at the base of the Grand Wall in Squamish this summer. Paterak was mostly OK and walked away with only […]


Matty Hong Gets Second Ascent of Fat Camp 5.14d in Colorado

September 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Matty Hong has made the second ascent of Fat Camp 5.14d in the Wicked Cave of Rifle in Colorado. The route was bolted by Joe Kinger and first sent by Jon Cardwell in August. […]


New 5.11 in Quebec at Area Hopefully Open Soon

September 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Serge Alexandre Demers Giroux has reported about a new 5.11+ in an area northeast of Montreal called Pourvoirie Domaine Bazinet. The fishing and hunting outfit recently allowed a a few climbers to explore the […]


New Route on Wild Basalt Wall in Cordillera Huayhuash of Peru

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

The French team of Dimitry Munoz, Cyril Duchene, Antoine Bletton and Arnaud Bayol sent their new 40-metre El Juego Sumando 5.12c on Puscanturpa Este of the Cordillera Huayhuash in Peru. The route was established […]


Chris Sharma Sends Mallorca Project at 5.15

September 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Chris Sharma has sent a five-year-old deep water solo project in Mallorca and named it after his daughter Alasha. He did not grade the route but noted it is about as hard as Es […]