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 […]


Watch Read Macadam Send Arabia’s Hardest Route

February 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Read Macadam Send Arabia’s Hardest Route

Revelation took Read Macadam over 35 tries, but in the end he sent it at 5.14b. “After nearly a whole year with countless near-sends, it became a lesson in patience and letting go of […]


Metolius Withdraws From Outdoor Retailer 2017 in Utah

February 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Metolius Withdraws From Outdoor Retailer 2017 in Utah

Metolius, a leading manufacturer and designer of innovative climbing gear, has announced they will not attend Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City in opposition to Utah’s campaign to rescind Bears Ears National […]


20 Rad February #GrippedMagazine Photos

February 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on 20 Rad February #GrippedMagazine Photos

Winter is half over and while parts of Canada sometimes have an early spring, it seems this year might be an exception. Lots of snow from the West to East Coast with freezing temps. […]


Leslie Timms Sends The Acid Crack in Joshua Tree

February 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Leslie Timms Sends The Acid Crack in Joshua Tree

Leslie Timms has sent the trad test-piece The Acid Crack 5.12d in Joshua Tree. On Instagram, Timms wrote, “I’m high as a kite right now because I just sent The Acid Crack: the Bachar […]


David Firnenburg Has Repeated the Difficult La Rambla

February 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on David Firnenburg Has Repeated the Difficult La Rambla

David Firnenburg is a 21-year-old German champion and has repeated La Rambla 5.15a in Siurana after less than a week of work. This is his first 5.15 send. The top climbing site 8a.nu quoted […]


Ontario Access to Remain Open to Niagara Escarpment Crags

February 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Ontario Access to Remain Open to Niagara Escarpment Crags

The Ontario Access Coalition has reported that access will remain open to the crags in question last year along the Niagara Escarpment. Due to pressure from climbers, amendments to the Niagara Escarpment Plan will […]