Sean Therien Sends New 5.13 and More in Nova Scotia

April 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Nova Scotia climbing has boomed over the past few years, with a number of new hard routes up to 5.14. Sean Therien, who runs Ground Zero Climbing Gym in Dartmouth, has already ticked a […]


Ronnie Dickson First Above the Knee Amputee to Send V10

April 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

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 […]


Watch Adam Ondra on His New Naturalmente 5.15a

April 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

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 […]


Ethan Pringle Sends New 5.14+ Everything is Karate

April 24th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

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 […]


More 5.15 Sends Continues Epic 5.15 Send Train

April 24th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

It wasn’t too long ago when a 5.15 send was a big deal, so big that all of the media covered it and echos of it could be heard in climbing gyms for weeks. […]


Adam Ondra Gets Second Ascent of Lapsus 5.15b in Italy

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

Adam Ondra is on fire this week with a number of hard sends. Yesterday, he posted on Instagram that he made the second ascent of Lapsus 5.15b at Andonno in Italy. A short while […]


New Nine-Pitch Banff Sport Route is River Run 5.10

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

Chris Perry has been establishing routes in the Canadian Rockies for five decades. Some of his first new routes were in the Ghost in the 1970s and they were run-out and bold trad lines. […]