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 […]


Tom Randall Talks About His Climbing Obsession

November 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Tom Randall Talks About His Climbing Obsession

Tom Randall is a modern day institution in the world of British climbing. Well known for his acquired taste for off-width crack routes, Randall consistently sets himself the highest standards and the hardest lines. […]


Watch Said Belhaj and His Papichulo 5.15a Story

November 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Said Belhaj and His Papichulo 5.15a Story

Jesper Östlund produced this short film documenting Said Belhaj sending Papichulo 5.15a in Oliana. Belhaj sent Chris Sharma’s 2008 route in April as his first 5.15. At 35, the Swedish climber has been pushing […]


Adam Ondra Finds Dawn Wall Complex and Difficult

October 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Adam Ondra Finds Dawn Wall Complex and Difficult

Adam Ondra has spent a number of days on the Dawn Wall in Yosemite over the past few weeks. After making quick progress up the initial pitches, he is finding the crux pitches complex […]


Daniel Jung and Dai Koyamada Send Corona 5.15a in Frankenjura

October 30th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Daniel Jung and Dai Koyamada Send Corona 5.15a in Frankenjura

Dai Koyamada and Daniel Jung have repeated Corona 5.15a in Frankenjura, Germany. The burly route was first climbed in 2006 by Markus Bock and had a second ascent by Adam Ondra in 2009. It’s […]