Beth Rodden Talks About Kidnapping and Climbing

May 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Beth Rodden Talks About Kidnapping and Climbing

In 2000, Beth Rodden, Tommy Caldwell, John Dickey and Jason Smith were held hostage in Kyrgyzstan. The four Americans were on a climbing trip to the Kara Su Valley. They were held hostage for […]


New 5.14d in Colorado is Stocking Stuffer

May 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on New 5.14d in Colorado is Stocking Stuffer

Matty Hong and Jon Cardwell have send a new 5.14d to Rifle, Colorado, called Stocking Stuffer. The steep line climbs up the Bauhaus Wall and ties together the 1990s Tommy Caldwell 5.14b called Tomfoolery […]


New Route at Alberta’s Historic Dust Bowl is 5.13

May 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Route at Alberta’s Historic Dust Bowl is 5.13

Adam Currie of Calgary has made the first ascent of Bangers and Mash 5.13c at the Dust Bowl on Moose Mountain near Calgary Currie has experience with hard 5.13 lines as he has ticked […]


West Coasters Vikki Weldon and Jo Bulmer Climb in Cochamo

May 4th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on West Coasters Vikki Weldon and Jo Bulmer Climb in Cochamo

Vikki Weldon and Jo Bulmer of the West Coast visited South America earlier this year. They visited the granite walls in the popular Cochamo in Chile. Weldon’s trip report has been published by Arc’teryx […]


The New Adam Ondra Signature La Sportiva Miura Now in Canada

May 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on The New Adam Ondra Signature La Sportiva Miura Now in Canada

The new signature edition La Sportiva Miura XX is now available in Canada. The highly anticipated shoe was released to celebrate 20 years of the iconic Miura. The Miura XX is a design inspired […]


Stefano Ghisolfi Sends New One Punch 5.15a in Italy

May 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Stefano Ghisolfi Sends New One Punch 5.15a in Italy

Stefano Ghisolfi made the first ascent of One Punch in Arco, Italy, this weekend. According to 8a.nu, it’s the 24 year old’s ninth send of the grade. Ghisolfi said after, “Finally I sent my […]


Sean Therien Sends New 5.13 and More in Nova Scotia

April 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Sean Therien Sends New 5.13 and More in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia climbing has boomed over the past few years, with a number of new hard routes up to 5.14. Sean Therien, who runs Ground Zero Climbing Gym in Dartmouth, has already ticked a […]