Another New 5.11 at Sunshine Rock Near Banff

April 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Another New 5.11 at Sunshine Rock Near Banff

Sunshine Rock near Banff has become one of the more popular crags in the Rockies. The approach takes only a minute and the climbs are well bolted on solid rock. Over the past few […]


Jon Siegrist Sends Pachamama 5.15a in Oliana

April 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Jon Siegrist Sends Pachamama 5.15a in Oliana

It has been a busy few months in Spain with countless big sends going down of hard 5.14 and 5.15 lines. American Jon Siegrist has joined in with his headline-making-send of Pachamam 5.15a in […]


Dan Beland Sends Solid Gold 5.14c in Utah

April 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Dan Beland Sends Solid Gold 5.14c in Utah

Dan Beland has sent Solid Gold 5.14c at Cathedral in Utah. In March, Beland sent Golden for a Moment 5.14b at the same crag. After his Solid Gold send, he wrote, “The first day […]


Anna Liina Laitinen Sends Joe Bleau 5.14c

April 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Anna Liina Laitinen Sends Joe Bleau 5.14c

Anna Liina Laitinen is on fire with her recent sent of Joe Bleau 5.14c in Spain for her second route of the grade. Over the past few months, she has sent Fish Eye 5.14b, […]


Alexander Rohr Gets Third Ascent of Swiss 5.14d

April 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Alexander Rohr Gets Third Ascent of Swiss 5.14d

Alexander Rohr made the third ascent of Chromosome Y 5.14d in Charmey of his home country of Switzerland. The 21-year-old needed a few days to put down the test-piece. His first 5.14d was Ultime […]


Barbara Zangerl Sends Gondo Crack 5.14bR Trad

April 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Barbara Zangerl Sends Gondo Crack 5.14bR Trad

Barbara Zangerl has ticked her hardest trad route to date with her send of Gondo Crack 5.14bR. She opened the route with Jacapo Larcher, who also made a send. The pair made the first […]


New Squamish Route at Murrin is 5.13b Sport

April 4th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on New Squamish Route at Murrin is 5.13b Sport

Stu Smith has sent a new route at Altamont crag in Murrin Park near Squamish. The difficult route is called 150 Year of Genocide and goes at 5.13b. “The route has powerful and desperate […]