In Canada: New Black Diamond Momentum Shoes

August 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on In Canada: New Black Diamond Momentum Shoes

Black Diamond has a long track record of making top climbing gear, from harnesses and helmets to cams and ropes. Over the past few years, Black Diamond has introduced new skis, apparel, trekking poles […]


Bernd Zangerl’s New 5.14c Trad 489 Days Post Injury

August 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Bernd Zangerl’s New 5.14c Trad 489 Days Post Injury

Bernd Zangerl started climbing in 1998 at the age of 20 and for the last two decades has become a leading all-rounder. Nearly two years ago, Zangerl slipped bouldering and sustained bad injuries. “While […]


Hazel Findlay Sends New 5.13dR in Squamish

August 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Hazel Findlay Sends New 5.13dR in Squamish

Hazel Findlay is no stranger to Squamish with many hard first ascents and sends over the years. The strong British climber just made the first free ascent of Tainted Love aka Northern Soul 5.13dR. […]


Jasper Gets New Eight-Pitch 5.10a on Ashlar Ridge

August 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Jasper Gets New Eight-Pitch 5.10a on Ashlar Ridge

Ashlar Ridge near the town of Jasper in Alberta has more good rock than many people realize and a few Edmonton climbers are starting to explore it. Thanks to the hard work of some […]


Nicolas Gaudreault Sends Old Quebec A4 at 5.13d

August 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Nicolas Gaudreault Sends Old Quebec A4 at 5.13d

Nicolas Gaudreault has climbed a new 5.13d at the aesthetic Parapluie wall in Saguenay, Quebec. He called his new test-piece Exegese. About one month ago, Gaudreault made the first free ascent of Facteur X, […]


Laura Rogora Sends Biographie 5.14c in France

August 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Laura Rogora Sends Biographie 5.14c in France

Italian crusher Laura Rogora has sent the original Biographie 5.14c at Ceuse in France after a handful of attempts. She is currently working on the upper 5.15a section, the full route is known as […]


Watch Auer Free-Solo Three Dolomite Big Walls in a Day

August 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Auer Free-Solo Three Dolomite Big Walls in a Day

Hansjorg Auer has soloed three Dolomite big walls in a day with nothing more than a small paraglider, climbing shoes and a chalk bag. In August 2016, Auer free-soloed The Vinatzer/Messner VI+ 800m on […]