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 […]


Chinese Puzzle Wall in B.C. Pieced Together in Hidden Dragon

October 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Chinese Puzzle Wall in B.C. Pieced Together in Hidden Dragon

Freeing the Chinese Puzzle Wall has been attempted in the past, but it took the team of Brette Harrington and Marc-Andre Leclerc to piece a route together. Their new line is called Hidden Dragon […]


Quinn Brett and Josie McKee: Seven Yosemite Big Routes in Seven Days!

October 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Quinn Brett and Josie McKee: Seven Yosemite Big Routes in Seven Days!

Quinn Brett and Josie McKee climbed seven big routes in Yosemite in seven days. On day one, they climbed The Nose on El Capitan 5.9 C2 1,000m, day two they climbed Lost Arrow Spire […]


Adam Ondra Continues Work on Dawn Wall Cruxes

October 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Adam Ondra Continues Work on Dawn Wall Cruxes

A few days after climbing The Nose in a day with his dad, Adam Ondra is back on the Dawn Wall. From the sounds of it, the crux pitches are putting up a fight, […]


Watch Kevin Jorgeson Climb the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto

October 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Kevin Jorgeson Climb the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto

Kevin Jorgeson recently visited Toronto and got the go ahead to climb the crystal feature on the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). “It’s sort of like a reverse 5.10 version of Dreamcatcher,” joked Jorgeson. In […]


Interview with Top Comp Climber Jain Kim

October 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Interview with Top Comp Climber Jain Kim

Jain Kim is a World Cup champion currently ranked third in the world. Based in Korea, she has over 40 podium finishes on the World Cup circuit. Watch a short interview with Kim below.


Quebec Sender Emilie Pellerin Sends Her First 5.14a

October 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Quebec Sender Emilie Pellerin Sends Her First 5.14a

Emilie Pellerin of Quebec sent Tom et je Ris 5.14a in Fance a few days ago, becoming the sixth Canadian woman to climb 5.14. A few days after her send, Amanda Berezowski became the […]