Funemployed is New Two-Pitch Northern Ontario Mixed Route

March 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Funemployed is New Two-Pitch Northern Ontario Mixed Route

Dave Rone and Aric Fishman established a new two-pitch mixed route on the imposing School House Wall in the Ice Palace Area of Orient Bay, north of Nipigon and Lake Superior. The pair completed […]


Watch Pou Brothers on New Patagonia Route Aupa 40

March 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Pou Brothers on New Patagonia Route Aupa 40

Iker and Eneko Pou have climbed a new route up the east face of Aguja Guillaumet in Patagonia, which they called Aupa 40. The 525-metre alpine route goes at M7. Patagonia has not been […]


Michaela Kiersch Sends Another 5.14c in Red River Gorge

February 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Michaela Kiersch Sends Another 5.14c in Red River Gorge

Michaela Kiersch sent another 5.14c in Red River Gorge called 24 Karats after a few sessions. After her send, she wrote, “So excited to finally put this one away. It was a rollercoaster of […]


Stu Smith Climbs Another New Squamish 5.12

February 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Stu Smith Climbs Another New Squamish 5.12

Stu Smith has established another new Squamish route, this time establishing Sad Teen’s Razor 5.12 on the Apron. The new technical route passes seven bolts up the wall next to the newer start of […]


American Margo Hayes Sends La Rambla 5.15a, Makes History

February 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on American Margo Hayes Sends La Rambla 5.15a, Makes History

According to the climber’s site 8a.nu, Margo Hayes sent La Rambla 5.15a in Spain. “Margo Hayes has become the first female to have mastered the 9a+ [5.15a] grade by doing La Rambla in Siurana […]


Laura Rogora Sends Joe Cita 5.14d in Oliana

February 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock | Comments Off on Laura Rogora Sends Joe Cita 5.14d in Oliana

The young Italian sender Laura Rogora has sent Joe Cita 5.14d in Oliana, Spain. The 15-year-old is a leading climber with a number of hard sends to her name. Joe Cita was first climbed […]


American Matty Hong Sends La Rambla 5.15a

February 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on American Matty Hong Sends La Rambla 5.15a

Top American climber Matty Hong has ticked La Rambla 5.15a in Siurana, Spain. The steep route, and one of the most repeated 5.15s, is found at the El Pati crag. After his send, Hong […]