Mike Foley Sends Dreamcatcher 5.14d in Squamish

June 23rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Mike Foley has made the fifth send of Dreamcatcher after a number of attempts. His 5.14d ascent comes amid a big season of strong climbs on Canada’s West Coast. The first ascent was by […]


Chris Sharma Climbs New Big 5.14 DWS

June 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Chris Sharma has climbed “a perfect line” up the Vallon Pont d’Arc in Southern France. His new deep water solo (DWS) route is a 30-metre 5.14 that took him four days to piece together. […]


Alex Megos Repeats Ceüse 5.15 in Three Tries

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

Alex Megos has been on a road trip for the past few weeks, visiting historic and new crags around Europe. His most recent stop was in Ceüse and he sent Jungle Boogie 5.15a in […]


Big Rock Fall Near Takakkaw Falls Route in B.C.

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

Takakkaw Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in Western Canada and is a popular place for climbing and hiking in the summer. In the winter, the falls freezes into a 250-metre rarely climbed […]


Watch Pirmin Bertle Send Chile’s Second 5.14d

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

Pirmin Bertle has pieced together Chile’s second 5.14d and the third of the grade in South America. The strong German sender sent Ruta de Cobre 5.14d at Quebrada de Nacienmento in Socaire in the […]


Climber Rescued From Ha Ling After Big Fall

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

A climber was airlifted to hospital then to Calgary Foothills Medical Centre by STARS air ambulence after a 20-metre fall on the Northeast Face of Ha Ling above Canmore. Thanks to the fast work […]


Alex Megos Continues 2017 Sends with New 5.15

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

Alex Megos has made the first ascent of Clash of the Titans 5.15a at Gotterwandl in Tirol, Austria. Megos said on social media, “Happy that I got in some climbing yesterday at Götterwandl in […]