Motivation Monday: Five Sends to Start Summer 2016

July 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Motivation Monday: Five Sends to Start Summer 2016

Summer kicked off a few weeks ago and since then, climbers have been showing off their skills on stone and plastic. Here are a few big moves and sends since Summer Solstice. Click on […]


Yuji Hirayama Sends Flatanger 5.14c Called Odin’s Eye

July 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Yuji Hirayama Sends Flatanger 5.14c Called Odin’s Eye

Yuji Hirayama is 47 years old and has sent on of Flatanger’s classic 5.14c climbs in Norway. For those young climbers out there, at 17 Hirayama sent two Yosemite cracks: The Phoenix and Cosmic […]


Leslie Timms Climbs New Ontario 5.13a

July 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Leslie Timms Climbs New Ontario 5.13a

Leslie Timms has sent her project at Lion’s Head and called it Arrested Development 5.13a. Daniel Martian and Ryan Chapman made quick repeats and confirmed the grade. The route is just right of Thor […]


Brette Harrington’s Top Five Canadian Sends

July 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Brette Harrington’s Top Five Canadian Sends

Brette Harrington is one of America’s top climbers and she has spent considerable time in Canada over the past few years. Andrew Bisharat recently published a great interview with Harrington on his website Evening […]


New Yamnuska Guidebook by Andy Genereux Bigger and Brighter

July 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Yamnuska Guidebook by Andy Genereux Bigger and Brighter

Andy Genereux has established dozens of routes and cataloged the history of the famous Alberta mountain. In 2010, he climbed 50 routes on Yam in one year for his 50th birthday, read about it here. […]


Weekend Update: Hard Routes Climbed Over Canada Day Weekend

July 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Weekend Update: Hard Routes Climbed Over Canada Day Weekend

Here is a weekend update in case you were busy climbing around Canada Day. A few days after Becca Frangos sent Endless Summer 5.13d, Alex Fricker of Canmore also sent the hard Acephale route. On […]


Rueck and Smith-Gobat Climb New Dragon’s Nest in China

July 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Rueck and Smith-Gobat Climb New Dragon’s Nest in China

In April 2016, an international team of climbers was the first to receive permission to climb in Zhangjiajie, China’s first and largest National Forest, located in the northern Hunan province of south-central China. With […]