Watch Magnus Midtbø Soloing Big Route in Verdon

March 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Watch Magnus Midtbø Soloing Big Route in Verdon

Watch Magnus Midtbø soloing in the Gorges du Verdon, France. For more on this effort, visit Midtbø’s Instagram account here.


Edu and Novato Marin Complete Alps Project

March 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Edu and Novato Marin Complete Alps Project

Edu and his father Novato Marin climb Samsara, a 200-metre 5.14a in Austria. Samsara was first climbed by Alex Huber and is a mixed route with bolts and cracks that require gear. “It goes by three […]


En Vino Novellus, a Mountain Fiction Event in Canmore

March 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on En Vino Novellus, a Mountain Fiction Event in Canmore

The seventh annual En Vino Novellus took place in Canmore on March 24.  Six authors participated in the event, which paired books with wine. Three men and three women read from their new or […]


American Matty Hong Repeats Papichulo 5.15

March 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock | Comments Off on American Matty Hong Repeats Papichulo 5.15

Matty Hong has ticked Chris Sharma’s Papichulo 5.15a in Oliana, Spain. The 50-metre limestone route is Hong’s first at the grade and was climbed by Sharma in 2008. “Moments like these don’t come often […]


Jon Cardwell’s Second Ascent of Shadow Boxing 5.14d

March 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Jon Cardwell’s Second Ascent of Shadow Boxing 5.14d

Jon Cardwell has climbed most of the hardest routes at Rifle and has now made the second ascent of Shadow Boxing 5.14d. For nearly two decades, the Colorado crag has has been at the […]


Watch Adam Ondra Send Verdon 5.14

March 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Adam Ondra Send Verdon 5.14

Watch Adam Ondra climbing in the Ramirole Cave in Verdon. In this short clip, Ondra unlocks L’enculeur de moches 5.14b on his second attempt.


Watch Pirmin Bertle’s First Ascent of New Patagonia V14/15

March 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Pirmin Bertle’s First Ascent of New Patagonia V14/15

Watch German climber Pirmin Bertle on The Cold and Smelly Breath of Death V14/15 in Patagonia.  “We wanted to leave El Chalten to visit Puerto Natales for only some days, but then I found […]