The First All-Woman Ascent of El Capitan, An Excerpt from 1973

September 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Sibylle Hechtel recounts the adventurous ascent by her and Bev Johnson in 1973. Featuring an introduction from Lynn Hill, who went on to become the first person of any gender to free climb The […]


Watch Adam Ondra on his 5.15d Project in Flatanger

September 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

The race to send the world’s first 5.15d is one and Adam Ondra has a project that might come in at the grade. Chris Sharma is also working on a 5.15d. It seems that […]


Killian Jornet Backs Off Everest Record Attempt

September 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Kilian Jornet, Spanish mountain runner, and his team have backed off their speed record attempt on Mount Everest’s north face. Deep snow and poor conditions led to the decision. Jornet was hoping to set […]


Watch Nic Vissers Send Zombie Roof 5.13a in Squamish

September 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

Watch Nic Vissers send Zombie Roof 5.13a at the Smoke Buffs in Squamish. It took Vissers eight sessions over three weeks this summer.


Julia Bobak of B.C. Sends Her First 5.13c

September 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Julia Bobak has had a breakthrough summer in terms of pushing grades. She sent Ahead by a Century 5.13b at Horne Lake and Ill Communication 5.13b at Check, her first routes at the grade, […]


Paris 2016 World Championships Day Five: Sean McColl Wins Gold for Combined

September 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Canadian photographer and climber Shane Murdoch brings us the following report from Paris. Scroll down for photos from day five. Today was the final day at the IFSC Climbing World Championships.  We started off […]


Marc-Andre Leclerc Makes First Winter Solo of Torre Egger, Makes History

September 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Rolando Garibotti has reported on his Patagonia Vertical Facebook that Canadian Marc-Andre Leclerc has made a 21-hour round-trip first winter solo of Torre Egger in Patagonia. This is the second winter ascent. Leclerc has […]