Watch Chris Sharma Project New Seven-Pitch 5.14d

June 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Chris Sharma continues to push limits in 2016 with his new seven-pitch 5.14d project on Mont Rebei in Spain. Sharma bolted the 250-metre route ground-up with top climbers Klemen Becan. “I had an amazing […]


Laura Rogora is 15, Sent 5.14d at 14 and Just Onsighted 5.13c

June 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

In Feb., Laura Rogora became the first Italian woman to send 5.14d and she did it at 14 years old. She is the Italian Champion for Lead and Boulder competitions and she trains in […]


Classic Yosemite Routes Closed for Barack Obama’s Visit

June 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | 1 Comment »

Anyone heading to Yosemite National Park this weekend will be encountering extensive traffic delays and short-term closures due to the the visit of President Barack Obama and his family. The Park Service is encouraging […]


Watch Sonnie Trotter Send Totem Pole’s Ewbank Route 5.13bR

June 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

The Ewbank Route on the Totem Pole was first freed in 2009 by Doug McConnel and Dean Rollins some 30 years after the first ascent in four pitches. In 2016, Sonnie Trotter sent the […]


German Crusher Lena Herrmann Sends 5.14c, Makes History

June 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Lena Hermann is only 22, but her recent sent of Battle Cat 5.14c makes her the first German woman to send the grade and the first woman to climb anything that difficult in Frankenjura. […]


Heather Weidner Sends China Doll 5.14aR, Makes History

June 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Heather Weidner has become the first woman to send the hard China Doll 5.14aR in Dream Canyon, Colorado. By doing so, she became the fourth woman ever to climb 5.14 on gear. In 2015, […]


Pirmin Bertle Sends South America’s First 5.14d

June 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Pirmin Bertle has climbed South America’s first 5.14d. The Patagonia route is called Azul es el cielo de los ciegos, which means ‘Blue is the sky of the blind.’ It took Bertle more than […]