Finland Climber Anna Liina Laitinen Sends 5.14 in RRG

December 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Finland Climber Anna Liina Laitinen Sends 5.14 in RRG

Anna Liina Laitinen of Finland sent her first 5.14c with a tick of Southern Smoke in Red River Gorge (RRG). The 30-metre route is at the Bob Marley Crag and was bolted by Brad […]


Watch a 5.13 Send at Nezer Cave in Israel

December 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch a 5.13 Send at Nezer Cave in Israel

A decade ago, Ofer Blutrich and friends began developing the Nezer Cave in Israel. “I knew right away that it may be the future of climbing in Israel and I wasn’t wrong,” said Blutrich. […]


Watch Villagers in China Solo Cliffs to Reach Herbs

December 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Villagers in China Solo Cliffs to Reach Herbs

Nestled in the Ziyun County of Guizhou Province is a small village with a risky ancestral practice, to climb cave walls. Locals climb the 100-metre walls to find rare medicinal herbs for the people […]


Janja Garnbret Sends New 5.14 in Slovenia

December 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Janja Garnbret Sends New 5.14 in Slovenia

Janja Garnbret made the first ascent of Ninja želva 5.14b at Mišja peč in her home country of Slovenia this week. Shortly after her first ascent, Domen Skofic made the second ascent. He wrote […]


Watch Cedric Lachat and Nina Caprez on Orbayu 5.14 in Spain

December 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Cedric Lachat and Nina Caprez on Orbayu 5.14 in Spain

The classic Orbayu 5.14b is found in the Naranjo de Bulnes of the Picos de Europa National Park in Spain. The area is known for its mist that often settles and hangs on the […]


New Mixed Route on Tour Ronde Near Chamonix

December 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on New Mixed Route on Tour Ronde Near Chamonix

Stuart Macdonald and Matt Helliker have climbed a new six-pitch M6+ up the northwest face of Tour Ronde near Chamonix. The mountain guides named their new route Rotatornator and climbed it on Dec. 7. […]


Watch Alex Honnold Beat Dan Osman Solo Time in Style

December 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Alex Honnold Beat Dan Osman Solo Time in Style

Inspired by Dan Osman’s Bear’s Reach speed solo of four minutes and 25 seconds in Masters of Stone 4 from the 1990s, Alex Honnold tries to better his time in this tribute to the […]