Letter from ACC to Ontario MNR About Niagara Escarpment Closure

November 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Letter from ACC to Ontario MNR About Niagara Escarpment Closure

The Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) sent an open letter to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) in response to the talks about restricting access for climbers along the Niagara Escarpment. In conclusion, […]


Adam Ondra Tops Out Dawn Wall and Will Head Back Up

November 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Adam Ondra Tops Out Dawn Wall and Will Head Back Up

Adam Ondra topped out the Dawn Wall after a big push to fix lines up the route. Ondra sent the cruxes on pitch 15 and then attempted pitch 16, but did link all the […]


Watch Read Macadam and Tim Emmett Send The Path 5.14R

November 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Read Macadam and Tim Emmett Send The Path 5.14R

Read Macadam produced this short film earlier this year after he and Tim Emmett sent The Path 5.14R on the same day. The film premiered at the Canmore Climbing Festival in August. The Path […]


Adam Ondra to Top Dawn Wall with Free/Aid Ascent

November 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Adam Ondra to Top Dawn Wall with Free/Aid Ascent

Adam Ondra is staying focused on the Dawn Wall, despite the heavy rains and poor climbing conditions. “After the period of rain and two days of rest, I went onto the wall with Pavel […]


Watch Chris Sharma Project “One of Hardest Routes Ever”

November 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Chris Sharma Project “One of Hardest Routes Ever”

Chris Sharma is busy pushing the sport once again. “The last couple weeks I’ve been back on a route I bolted years ago named Perfecto Mundo in Margalef,” Sharma said. “When it goes it’ll […]


Andy Salo Sends Bro-Zone, Gunks Hardest Route at 5.14b

November 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Andy Salo Sends Bro-Zone, Gunks Hardest Route at 5.14b

The Gunks in New York has long been one of North America’s top climbing areas. Andy Salo, 33, has made the first ascent of Bro-Zone 5.14b, the hardest route at the Gunks. The hard […]


Jernej Kruder Repeats Chris Sharma’s Es Pontas 5.15

November 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Jernej Kruder Repeats Chris Sharma’s Es Pontas 5.15

Jernej Kruder has made the second ascent of Chris Sharma’s Es Pontas 5.15. The steep route climbs an arch rising from the sea in Mallorca. Sharma never suggested a grade, but 5.15b is a […]