Mateusz Haladaj Sends First Ley 5.15

June 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Polish crusher Mateusz Haladaj repeated Chris Sharma’s First ley 5.15a at Margalef this spring. The route shares the first crux to a small rest  with the popular First round, first minute 5.15b and then heads […]


Marc-Andre Lelcerc and Brette Harrington Solo Colonel Foster’s East Face

June 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | 1 Comment »

Marc-Andre Leclerc and Brette Harrington have made quick work of Mount Colonel Foster, British Columbia’s famous Vancouver Island peak. They hiked in, soloed the 1,200-metre east face via Into the Mystic 5.10a, down climbed […]


Influential British Climber and Writer Ken Wilson has Died

June 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Ken Wilson influenced a generation of climbers through his books and as the editor of Mountain magazine. In 2015, he received the Boardman/Tasker lifetime achievement award, as “a long-time influencer of outdoor media and global climbing […]


Breaking Pull-Up Records and Epic New Sardinia Cave

June 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | 1 Comment »

The top site 8a.nu has reported that Andrew Shapiro, 17, set three pull-up world records in May. by six hours he managed 3,515 of, by 12 hours he did 5,742 and he continued for […]


New Hard Ghost Multi-Pitch is The Cupcake Conspiracy

June 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Hard Ghost Multi-Pitch is The Cupcake Conspiracy

Calgary-based alpine climbers Jon Walsh and Michelle Kadatz began bolting a big route in the Ghost last fall. They returned to the popular valley with large limestone walls this spring to finish their project. In […]


New Hard Sport Route in Rockies’ Heart Creek

June 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Hard Sport Route in Rockies’ Heart Creek

Marcus Norman has climbed a new 5.13a on Heart Creek’s Upper Amphitheatre. The wall has some of the best rock along the historic Heart Creek climbing area and Norman has established a handful of […]


Big Wall Night in Squamish to Feature Top Climbers and New Gear

June 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Big Wall Night in Squamish to Feature Top Climbers and New Gear

Ground Up Climbing Centre will be having an event on June 11 that promises to inspire and entertain. A number of top climbers will be speaking, including Marc-Andre Leclerc, Will Stanhope, Paul McSorley, Brette […]