Patagonia Bad Weather Halts Riders on the Storm Attempt

February 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Patagonia Bad Weather Halts Riders on the Storm Attempt

Mayan Smith-Gobat and Brette Harrington spent a number of weeks in Patagonia hoping to make the first free ascent of Riders on the Storm up the Central Tower of Paine. Bad weather forced the […]


Kim McGrenere in Mexico and Sends First 5.13d

February 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Kim McGrenere in Mexico and Sends First 5.13d

Kim McGrenere has sent her first 5.13d, a new-ish route at Las Animas in Mexico called Strict Machine. After her send, she wrote on Sendage.com, “On our first day at Las Animas I saw […]


Watch Short Film on Brothers of Climbing Crew

February 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Short Film on Brothers of Climbing Crew

How can you be what you can’t see? Mikhail Martin, co-founder of Brothers of Climbing said, “I literally typed, ‘Are there black climbers?’ in Google and someone said, ‘black people don’t climb.’” Jalen here, […]


Watch Adam Ondra Whip off Neanderthal 5.15b

February 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Adam Ondra Whip off Neanderthal 5.15b

Neanderthal is one of only a few routes that climbs the entire Sanya Linya cave in Spain. It was first sent in 2009 at 5.15b by Chris Sharma. Despite a serious effort by Magnus […]


Watch Ahishek Mehta Send India’s Hardest Route

February 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Ahishek Mehta Send India’s Hardest Route

Ganesha is a steep 5.14a in Badami, Indian and was bolted by French champion Alex Chabot. Watch Ahishek Mehta, 22, send the aesthetic line over 20 days.


Canadians Climb Despite Cold Patagonia Weather

February 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Canadians Climb Despite Cold Patagonia Weather

Between Argentina and Chile, it’s been a cold and wet season in Patagonia. Many strong climbers have visited and left after weeks without a send. Often, it is because their objectives need more than […]


Watch a Send of Bullet in the Blue Sky 5.12+ in Penitente

February 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch a Send of Bullet in the Blue Sky 5.12+ in Penitente

Bullet in the Blue Sky is one of the most esthetic and inspiring lines lies in Penitente Canyon of the San Luis Valley. Durango native Ben Wilbur has long looked at the aesthetic line […]