Alex Honnold Sends and Solos Big Routes in Red Rocks

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

Alex Honnold recently spent a few days in Red Rocks and wasted no time before soloing Cloud Tower 5.12 up near Rainbow Wall in Juniper Canyon and making the second ascent of a big […]


Adam Ondra Onsights 5.14b and Talks the Language of Chalk

April 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Watch Adam Ondra onsight Masters of the Universe 5.14b in Frankenjura. He also chats about the process of onsighting and how chalk on the rock can tell you everything you need to know about […]


Adam Ondra Sends New Queen Line and Arco’s First 5.15b

April 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Adam Ondra has made the first ascent of Queen Line in Arco, the area’s first 5.15b. The route was bolted by Mauro Mabboni and Ondra first attempted it a few years ago. After the […]


Northern Ontario Climbing Mentor Jean-Marc Filion Passes

April 17th, 2017 by Rob Chisnall | Posted in News, Rock | No Comments »

The Ontario climbing community was saddened to learn of Jean-Marc Filion’s passing on March 20, 2017. Jean-Marc developed many crags around North Bay, making hundreds of first ascents on rock and ice. The list […]


Trango is Recalling New Vergo Belay Devices

April 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Trango has issued a voluntary product recall for Trango Vergo belay devices in batch numbers 16159 and 16195 that were sold after Oct. 1 2016. Trango’s press release states there were two instances where […]


Graham McGrenere Sends Breakin’ the Law 5.14b in Utah

April 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Graham McGrenere Sends Breakin’ the Law 5.14b in Utah

West Coast climber Graham McGrenere has been on an extended trip down south. Over the past few months, he has ticked a number of hard climbs, such as Manboy V11, All Dressed Up With […]


Angie Scarth-Johnson Sends 5.14c in Red River Gorge

April 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Angie Scarth-Johnson Sends 5.14c in Red River Gorge

Angie Scarth-Johnson is only 12 years old and she already has a number of hard climbs to her name. In 2013, she became the youngest climber to ever send 5.13d with her sent of […]