New Thunder Bay Area Guidebook and Historical Photos

September 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Aric Fishman is a leading Thunder Bay climber focused on developing the sport in Northwestern Ontario. Over the past year, Fishman has produced a new guidebook to the northern Ontario city. With hundreds of […]


New Starvation Crag Near Squamish Has Sweet 5.13c

September 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

The new Starvation Crag is just north of Squamish near Starvation Lake and past the parking area for Cheakamus. David Echeverri has uploaded new route information onto 27crags.com that highlights the area’s must climb […]


Ethan Pringle Sends Blackbeard’s Tears, World’s Second 5.14c Crack

September 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Ethan Pringle has made the first free ascent of Backbeard’s Tears 5.14c at the Promontory in California. This was the first route climbed at the seaside crag at 5.11 A2 by Matthais Holladay nearly […]


Watch Jonathan Siegrist Send Spirit of the West 5.14a in Squamish

September 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

Watch this short film by Tom Wright of Jonathan Siegrist making the third and first one-day ascent of Spirit of the West 5.14a in Paradise Valley in Squamish. Wright made the first ascent of […]


The First All-Woman Ascent of El Capitan, An Excerpt from 1973

September 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Sibylle Hechtel recounts the adventurous ascent by her and Bev Johnson in 1973. Featuring an introduction from Lynn Hill, who went on to become the first person of any gender to free climb The […]


Watch Adam Ondra on his 5.15d Project in Flatanger

September 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

The race to send the world’s first 5.15d is one and Adam Ondra has a project that might come in at the grade. Chris Sharma is also working on a 5.15d. It seems that […]


Julia Bobak of B.C. Sends Her First 5.13c

September 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Julia Bobak has had a breakthrough summer in terms of pushing grades. She sent Ahead by a Century 5.13b at Horne Lake and Ill Communication 5.13b at Check, her first routes at the grade, […]