Watch James Blackhall Send New 5.11c at Sunshine in Rockies

March 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Watch James Blackhall Send New 5.11c at Sunshine in Rockies

James Blackhall has spent the better part of the past two summers climbing and establishing new routes. He wasted no time in spring 2017 to get to work. At the now-popular Sunshine Rock just […]


Sasha DiGiulian Helps Make Person Climbing Emoji

March 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Sasha DiGiulian Helps Make Person Climbing Emoji

Top American climber Sasha DiGiulian has spent time over the past year helping the people who develop emojis to design a climber. The new illustration is called “person climbing” and will be released later […]


Alex Megos on the Mend and Sends Chile’s First 5.14d

March 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Alex Megos on the Mend and Sends Chile’s First 5.14d

Alex Megos is one of the world’s leading climbers and on his recent visit to Chile sent the country’s first 5.14d. South America has a number of 5.14c and 5.14d routes. In 2016, fellow […]


New Guidebook: Sport Climbing in the Canadian Rockies

March 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on New Guidebook: Sport Climbing in the Canadian Rockies

Rocky Mountain Books has published the seventh edition of the much-loved Sport Climbs in the Canadian Rockies by Jon Jones and John Martin. Originally published in 1995, it continues to be the quintessential guidebook […]


French Climber Julia Chanourdie Sends Her First 5.14d

March 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on French Climber Julia Chanourdie Sends Her First 5.14d

Julia Chanourdie has sent Ground Zero 5.14d at Tetto di Sarre in Italy’s Valle d’Aosta. The steep line was first climbed in 2002 by Alberto Gnerro as the first climb of the grade in […]


It’s Spring Rock Climbing Season in Western Canada

March 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on It’s Spring Rock Climbing Season in Western Canada

Rock climbing season kicked off this past weekend in Western Canada with climbers heading to popular areas from the Bow Valley to Squamish. In the Rockies, Kid Got, Guides Rock, Echo Canyon, Bataan, Cougar […]


Canadian Dan Beland Sends Classic 5.14b in Utah

March 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Canadian Dan Beland Sends Classic 5.14b in Utah

Dan Beland has been on the road climbing for the past few months. His most recent hard send was Golden For a Moment 5.14b at Welcome Spring near St. George in Utah. After his […]