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 […]


Jacob Cook Sends New 5.13d Slab in Squamish

February 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Jacob Cook Sends New 5.13d Slab in Squamish

British crusher Jacob Cook has ticked a new 5.13d in Squamish at the Lower Tier of Crag X at the Smoke Bluffs. This first free ascent is only a day after Stu Smith climbed […]


Watch Canadians Climb Remote New Routes on Greenland

February 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Canadians Climb Remote New Routes on Greenland

Canadians Paul McSorley and Vikki Weldon and Italy-based Paulo Marazzi base themselves out of the Aurora, a steel hulled sailboat for climbing adventures in Greenland. “The combination of ocean coast, glacial ice, floating bergs […]


Stu Smith Climbs New 5.14 in Squamish Smoke Bluffs

February 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Stu Smith Climbs New 5.14 in Squamish Smoke Bluffs

Stu Smith has sent a new 5.14a/b in the Squamish Smoke Bluffs that he is calling Two Thumb Press. “This morning I woke up in Squamish with plans to give a real go at […]


Watch Lonnie Kauk Send New 5.14 in California

February 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Lonnie Kauk Send New 5.14 in California

Lonnie Kauk is one of climbing’s quiet crushers who is always pushing bold solos and hard crack climbs. In this short video, he makes the first ascent of Stonehenge Direct 5.14b at June Lake […]


Watch Libecki Brothers First Ascent Forbidden Polar Bear Fang Tower

February 24th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Libecki Brothers First Ascent Forbidden Polar Bear Fang Tower

Mike Libecki has been seeking out the most remote first ascents on the planet for almost two decades. When he goes back for another attempt to find and climb a 1,200-metre tower he’s been […]