Lonnie Kauk’s Second Ascent of Magic Line 5.14b in Yosemite

January 4th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Lonnie Kauk’s Second Ascent of Magic Line 5.14b in Yosemite

Lonnie Kauk has made the second ascent of Magic Line 5.14b in Yosmite. His dad, Ron Kauk, made the first ascent on Dec. 6, 1996. On Instagram, Lonnie wrote, “20 years later and second […]


Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia Up Eiger Gets Second Ascent

January 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia Up Eiger Gets Second Ascent

Roger Schaeli had reported on Instagram that he, Thomas Huber and Stephan Siegrist have made the second ascent of Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia up the north face of the Eiger. Schaeli had climbed the original […]


Canadian Evan Hau Welcomes New Year with 5.14d in Spain

January 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Canadian Evan Hau Welcomes New Year with 5.14d in Spain

Calgary-based Evan Hau has sent his project in Santa Linya, Spain, with a tick of Seleccio Natural 5.14d. On Instagram, Hau wrote, “Oh yeah! Seleccio Natural 9a [5.14d]!! After sampling this route last year […]


Jakob Schubert Starts 2017 with Pachamama 5.15a

January 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Jakob Schubert Starts 2017 with Pachamama 5.15a

Jakob Schubert has reported on Instagram about his repeat of Pachamama 5.15a in Oliana, Spain. The hard route was first climbed by Chris Sharma in 2009 and repeated two years later by Sachi Amma. […]


Squamish-based Nicole Deuchar Sends New 5.11c in Utah

January 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Squamish-based Nicole Deuchar Sends New 5.11c in Utah

Watch Nicole Deuchar climb Bullets For Feet 5.11c in St. George, Utah, in this short film by Stu Smith.


Top Canadian Climbs and Climbers of 2016

January 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Top Canadian Climbs and Climbers of 2016

From bouldering and single-pitch trad routes to long bolted climbs and alpine lines, there was a lot of Canadian climbing that went down in 2016. Climbers pushed new routes, freed old ones and soloed […]


Top International Big Wall Climbs of 2016

December 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Top International Big Wall Climbs of 2016

It was a memorable year for big wall climbing with some big sends going down in Yosemite, on Baffin Island, in the Alps and in Patagonia. The following are some of our favourite big […]