Fred Moix Sends 5.14 Roof Crack Greenspit in Italy

December 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Fred Moix has sent the famous Greenspit 5.14a roof crack at Valle dell’Orco in Italy. Moix belayed Didier Berthod on the first free ascent of the route in 2003. The hard route has been […]


Sport Climbing Added to Youth Olympic Games 2018

December 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

IOC meetings are taking place this week in Lausanne, Switzerland, and yesterday the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board agreed to add three sports to the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018 Sports […]


Will Gadd Shares Japan Ice and Near Miss Story

December 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

In the winter of 2015, Will Gadd, Sarah Hueniken, John Price and Ed Hannam met up in Japan for some ice climbing. Hannam is a local climber who runs IceClimbingJapan.com and had promised lots […]


Charles Albert Sends New V15 Climbing Barefoot

December 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Charles Albert has climbed a new V15 in Gros Sablons at Fontainebleau. The long-time project is called La Révolutionnaire and took “barefoot” Charles a number of sessions to send. Below is a photo of […]


New Hard Route on Eiger by Tom Ballard and Marcin Tomaszewski

December 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Tom Ballard and Marcin Tomaszewski have made the first ascent of the 1,800-metre Titanic 5.10c M5 A3 up the north face of the Eiger. The two climbers spent seven days on the wall. Tomaszewski […]


Seb Bouin Climbs New Mangarbo 5.14d/15a in Spain

December 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Seb Bouin sent the new Mangarbo 5.14d/15a at Vianueva Del Rosario in Andalucia, Spain, earlier this year. The esthetic new route has since been repeated since by Edu Marin and Cedric Lachat. Bouin has […]


The Edelrid Jul 2 is Perfect for Climbing Gym Belays

December 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | No Comments »

The break-assist Edelrid Jul 2 is a single tubular belay device designed for beginners, gym climbers and single-pitch climbers. Made with a stainless steel core that will last years and won’t heat up like […]