Canadian Evan Hau Welcomes New Year with 5.14d in Spain

January 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Canadian Evan Hau Welcomes New Year with 5.14d in Spain

Calgary-based Evan Hau has sent his project in Santa Linya, Spain, with a tick of Seleccio Natural 5.14d. On Instagram, Hau wrote, “Oh yeah! Seleccio Natural 9a [5.14d]!! After sampling this route last year […]


Jakob Schubert Starts 2017 with Pachamama 5.15a

January 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Jakob Schubert Starts 2017 with Pachamama 5.15a

Jakob Schubert has reported on Instagram about his repeat of Pachamama 5.15a in Oliana, Spain. The hard route was first climbed by Chris Sharma in 2009 and repeated two years later by Sachi Amma. […]


Squamish-based Nicole Deuchar Sends New 5.11c in Utah

January 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Squamish-based Nicole Deuchar Sends New 5.11c in Utah

Watch Nicole Deuchar climb Bullets For Feet 5.11c in St. George, Utah, in this short film by Stu Smith.


Top Canadian Climbs and Climbers of 2016

January 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Top Canadian Climbs and Climbers of 2016

From bouldering and single-pitch trad routes to long bolted climbs and alpine lines, there was a lot of Canadian climbing that went down in 2016. Climbers pushed new routes, freed old ones and soloed […]


Top International Big Wall Climbs of 2016

December 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Top International Big Wall Climbs of 2016

It was a memorable year for big wall climbing with some big sends going down in Yosemite, on Baffin Island, in the Alps and in Patagonia. The following are some of our favourite big […]


President Obama Protects Utah Climbing Areas

December 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on President Obama Protects Utah Climbing Areas

The Access Fund of America released the following statement about President Barack Obama’s recent move to protect the Bears Ears region of southern Utah. While many states and regions have access areas, the Access […]


Jakob Schubert Sends Joe Mama 5.15 in Spain

December 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Jakob Schubert Sends Joe Mama 5.15 in Spain

Jakob Schubert started his recent trip to Oliana, Spain, with a send of Joe Mama 5.15a. He attempted the route about a month before the send and nailed it on his second try this […]