Nalle Hukkataival Sends 34 Hard Font Problems in a Day

March 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Nalle Hukkataival has become the first climber to send these hard problems in Fontainebleau in one day, also known as the Black ED+ routes. There are 34 problems and styles range from steep to […]


Watch Hard Urban Bouldering Moves in Montreal

March 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | No Comments »

There was a time when urban climbing was a popular pastime with videos, magazines and groups documenting hard concrete problems. But over the past few years, it seems there is less energy put into […]


Legendary Yosemite Climber Royal Robbins Passes

March 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

On March 14, legendary Yosemite climber Royal Robbins passed away at 82 years old. Robbins was born in 1935 and less than 20 years later began making first ascents on California stone. After climbing […]


Watch Short Film on La Sportiva and Giulia Delladio’s Role

March 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Take a trip to Val di Fiemme in northern Italy, where La Sportiva was born and Giulia Delladio is learning the family business. She will be the first woman and fourth generation to lead […]


Watch Longtime Climber Frank Sanders’ Devils Tower Story

March 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Frank Sanders first saw Devils Tower in Wyoming in the sudden flash of a lightning strike. It sent a wave of anxiety through him and the next day he climbed it for his first […]


Tech Tuesday: Spring Clean and When to Replace Your Gear, Rack and Rope

March 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

It’s nearly spring and rock season is around the corner. Over the past few seasons, your climbing gear has likely been sitting in a bin, getting beat up at a climbing gym or abused […]


Watch Fabian Buhl Rope-Solo Free New Seven-Pitch 5.14b

March 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

Fabian Buhl sent a new seven-pitch 5.14b called Ganesha in Sonnwendwand at Loferer Steinplatte, Austria, last fall. In the style of Alex Huber, Buhl climbed ground-up and only place four bolts in 200 metres. […]