Watch West Coaster Matt Maddaloni Talk Soloing and Gimics

February 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch West Coaster Matt Maddaloni Talk Soloing and Gimics

Matt Maddaloni appeared on the cover of the first-ever issue of Gripped magazine nearly 20 years ago. Maddaloni has established a number of hard routes and is known as a strong Canadian soloist. Watch […]


New Remote Rock in Quebec from Late 2016

February 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on New Remote Rock in Quebec from Late 2016

In the fall of 2016, Serge Alexandre Demers Giroux, Bruno Demers-Giroux and Véronique Cyr headed to Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay. The park is home to the well-known Cap Trinity, but the three climbers went […]


Fourth Send of First Round, First Minute 5.15 for Stefano Ghisolfi

January 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Fourth Send of First Round, First Minute 5.15 for Stefano Ghisolfi

Italian climber Stefano Ghisolfi has made the fourth ascent of First Round, First Minute 5.15b in Margalef, Spain. The first ascent was by Chris Sharma in 2011, followed by Adam Ondra in 2014 and […]


Anna Stöhr Sends Meadowlark Lemon Stand V13

January 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Anna Stöhr Sends Meadowlark Lemon Stand V13

Anna Stöhr has sent Meadowlark Lemon V13 down in Red Rocks. The classic route had a hold chipped earlier this year, but the vandalism has not changed the grade. Stöhr is a leading comp […]


Canadians Start 2017 With Strong Rock Sends

January 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Canadians Start 2017 With Strong Rock Sends

The first month of 2017 is nearly over and while January often isn’t a big rock-sending month, many Canadians have made big sends in and out of Canada. On the West Coast, Graham McGrenere […]


Watch Alex Honnold and Emily Harrington on Solar Flare

January 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Alex Honnold and Emily Harrington on Solar Flare

Emily Harrington and Alex Honnold take head out to the Incredible Hulk in California’s Sierras for a send of Solar Flare 5.12d. Conrad Anker and Peter Croft made the first ascent of the classic […]


Jamie Finlayson Starts Dreamcatcher Projecting Early in 2017

January 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Jamie Finlayson Starts Dreamcatcher Projecting Early in 2017

Jamie Finlayson has been projecting Dreamcatcher 5.14d in Squamish for the past few years. The steep bolted route climbs up the Cacodemon Boulder below The Chief. It was first climbed by Chris Sharma in […]