Dani Fuertes Sends 15-Year Project in Spain

June 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Dani Fuertes Sends 15-Year Project in Spain

Dani Fuertes has made the first ascent of No Pain No Gain, a new 5.15a in Rodellar, Spain. The climbing site 8a.nu reported that the 40-metre route has a 30-metre roof and has been […]


Watch Steve McClure on Britain’s First 5.15b

June 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Steve McClure on Britain’s First 5.15b

Watch a day out at Malham Cove with Steve McClure, including footage of him trying his recently climbed project, which he believes weighs in around 5.15b. McClure worked on the steep line that links […]


Tommy Caldwell and Jared Leto on Honnold’s El Cap Free Solo

June 5th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Tommy Caldwell and Jared Leto on Honnold’s El Cap Free Solo

Tommy Caldwell is arguably one of our generation’s best climbers, with impressive ascents at crags, on big walls and in the alpine. His new book, The Push, was released earlier this year. Caldwell has […]


Steve McClure Sends Britain’s First 5.15b

June 5th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Steve McClure Sends Britain’s First 5.15b

Steve McClure sent his multi-year project in Malham Cove in Britain and is grading it 5.15b, making it the first at the grade in the country. According to UkClimbing who broke the news, “The […]


Quinn Brett Makes Rare Send of Spaceshot in Zion

June 4th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Quinn Brett Makes Rare Send of Spaceshot in Zion

Earlier this spring, Quinn Brett sent the nine-pitch 5.13a Moab route called Spaceshot on Leaning Wall in Zion National Park. With partner Max Barlerin belaying, Brett led and sent every pitch. It is likely […]


Sam Tucker Sends Existence Mundane, First 5.14b

June 4th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Sam Tucker Sends Existence Mundane, First 5.14b

Calgary climber and top competitor Sam Tucker has ticked his first 5.14b with his send of Existence Mundane at Acephale in the Bow Valley. It took 12 attempts over five day. “Felt really really […]


Alex Honnold Makes Historic First Free-Solo of El Capitan

June 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Alex Honnold Makes Historic First Free-Solo of El Capitan

National Geographic broke the news today that American climber Alex Honnold has made the first free-solo ascent of El Capitan in Yosemite. Honnold, known as one of the world’s most accomplished climbers, soloed Freerider […]