Steve “Manboy” Townshend Sends New 5.14 at Red Rocks

December 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Steve “Manboy” Townshend Sends New 5.14 at Red Rocks

Steve “Manboy” Townshend has climbed a new 5.14a called Herbivour Dyno-soar in Red Rocks. Townshend noted on Instagram that it was an old open project at Secret 13 Wall at the popular crag new […]


Watch Vikki Weldon Send Tom et Je Ris 5.14a in France

December 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Vikki Weldon Send Tom et Je Ris 5.14a in France

This fall, four Canadians sent the famous tufa line in France called Tom et Je Ris 5.14a. They were Emilie Pellerin, Mike Doyle, Sean McColl and Vikki Weldon. Watch Weldon send the steep limestone […]


Canadian Elan Jonas McRae Sends Ciudad de Dios 5.14d/15a

December 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Canadian Elan Jonas McRae Sends Ciudad de Dios 5.14d/15a

Canadian Elan Jonas McRae has sent Ciudad de Dios 5.14d/15a in the Santa Linya cave. Based on Vancouver Island, McRae is one of Canada’s top comp climbers. With a number of hard 5.14 sends […]


Canadian Read Macadam Sends New 5.14 in Arabia

December 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Canadian Read Macadam Sends New 5.14 in Arabia

Canadian Read Macadam spends most of his time living and climbing in the Middle East. He recently sent a route he bolted last winter. He is calling it Revelation and giving it a grade […]


Finland Climber Anna Liina Laitinen Sends 5.14 in RRG

December 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Finland Climber Anna Liina Laitinen Sends 5.14 in RRG

Anna Liina Laitinen of Finland sent her first 5.14c with a tick of Southern Smoke in Red River Gorge (RRG). The 30-metre route is at the Bob Marley Crag and was bolted by Brad […]


Watch a 5.13 Send at Nezer Cave in Israel

December 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch a 5.13 Send at Nezer Cave in Israel

A decade ago, Ofer Blutrich and friends began developing the Nezer Cave in Israel. “I knew right away that it may be the future of climbing in Israel and I wasn’t wrong,” said Blutrich. […]


Watch Villagers in China Solo Cliffs to Reach Herbs

December 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Villagers in China Solo Cliffs to Reach Herbs

Nestled in the Ziyun County of Guizhou Province is a small village with a risky ancestral practice, to climb cave walls. Locals climb the 100-metre walls to find rare medicinal herbs for the people […]