Patxi Usobiaga Sends New Hard Route on Classic Spain Wall

March 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Patxi Usobiaga Sends New Hard Route on Classic Spain Wall

Patxi Usobiaga sent his first 5.14d over 14 years ago and celebrated with a 5.14d/15a linkup of two classic routes in Spain. After his send, he wrote on Instagram, “It is with pure joy […]


Watch Top Climber Daila Ojeda on Her First Big Multi-pitch

March 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Top Climber Daila Ojeda on Her First Big Multi-pitch

Daila Ojeda has travelled the world for sport climbing and redpointed up to 5.14c. But until recently, she had never been more than two pitches off the ground. That all changed when she journeyed […]


Jon Siegrist Makes Likely Second Ascent of Historic 5.14d

March 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Jon Siegrist Makes Likely Second Ascent of Historic 5.14d

American Jon Siegrist has made the second known send of Bachelor Party 5.14d at Mount Potsi in Nevada. The first ascent was in back in 2002 by Francois Legrand and was one of the […]


Ben Smith Climbs New Possible V14 in Nova Scotia

March 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock | Comments Off on Ben Smith Climbs New Possible V14 in Nova Scotia

Ben Smith had a strong 2016, establishing Nova Scotia’s first V14 with Physical Graffiti and the province’s first 5.14 with The Trickle Down. To start 2017, Smith has ticked another hard problem he has […]


25 Inspirational Canadian Climbing Women to Follow on Instagram

March 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on 25 Inspirational Canadian Climbing Women to Follow on Instagram

Canada has some of the world’s leading climbers, from ice to rock. In celebration of International Women’s Day, we bring you 25 Canadian women who are leading the way in the gym, on the […]


Barbara Zangerl in Siurana Sends Her First 5.14c

March 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Barbara Zangerl in Siurana Sends Her First 5.14c

Leading Austrian climber Barbara Zangerl has sent her hardest sport climb to date with a tick of Chikane 5.14c in Siurana, Spain. After her send, she said, “It was such a good battle for […]


Interview with Alex Megos Talks 5.15 and Social Media

March 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Interview with Alex Megos Talks 5.15 and Social Media

Alex Megos is a legend in the climbing world, pushing the limits of what’s possible in sport climbing and bouldering. He was meant to compete recently, but a finger injury ruled him out. Watch […]