Kai Lightner Sends First V13 On Summer in Paradise

April 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Kai Lightner Sends First V13 On Summer in Paradise

Kai Lightner is one of the world’s leading young climbers with sends up to 5.14d and national championship podiums to his name. He is currently in Magic Wood projecting hard boulders. On his first […]


Alizée Dufraisse Sends Estado Critico 5.14d in Siurana

April 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Alizée Dufraisse Sends Estado Critico 5.14d in Siurana

French climber Alizée Dufraisse has made the first female ascent of Estado Critico 5.14d in Siurana, Spain. On her blog, she wrote, “I finally could achieve one of the nicest routes I’ve worked on, […]


10 Things to Remember For Spring Climbing

April 12th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on 10 Things to Remember For Spring Climbing

It’s springtime, which means thousands of climbers will be exchanging the gym bag for the crag pack. Here are 10 things to remember when heading back outdoors. 1. Ticks, Bears and Other Bugs: Ticks are […]


Another New 5.11 at Sunshine Rock Near Banff

April 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Another New 5.11 at Sunshine Rock Near Banff

Sunshine Rock near Banff has become one of the more popular crags in the Rockies. The approach takes only a minute and the climbs are well bolted on solid rock. Over the past few […]


Jon Siegrist Sends Pachamama 5.15a in Oliana

April 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Jon Siegrist Sends Pachamama 5.15a in Oliana

It has been a busy few months in Spain with countless big sends going down of hard 5.14 and 5.15 lines. American Jon Siegrist has joined in with his headline-making-send of Pachamam 5.15a in […]


Dan Beland Sends Solid Gold 5.14c in Utah

April 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Dan Beland Sends Solid Gold 5.14c in Utah

Dan Beland has sent Solid Gold 5.14c at Cathedral in Utah. In March, Beland sent Golden for a Moment 5.14b at the same crag. After his Solid Gold send, he wrote, “The first day […]


Anna Liina Laitinen Sends Joe Bleau 5.14c

April 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Anna Liina Laitinen Sends Joe Bleau 5.14c

Anna Liina Laitinen is on fire with her recent sent of Joe Bleau 5.14c in Spain for her second route of the grade. Over the past few months, she has sent Fish Eye 5.14b, […]