Squamish New Routing Continues With 5.12 on Apron

June 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Squamish New Routing Continues With 5.12 on Apron

Jeremy Blumel has made the first ascent of a new 5.12 on the Apron in Squamish called The Pegboard. Evan Stevens first imagined the line that is next to St. Vitus Dance back in […]


China Closes Climbing on Everest for Autumn Season

June 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on China Closes Climbing on Everest for Autumn Season

Climbing has officially been closed in China for the upcoming season of mountaineering from Tibet because of a series of problems including an illegal traverse. China Tibet Mountaineering Association (CTMA) announced that Chinese authorities […]


Long Rescue Saves Climber From Denali Crevasse

June 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Long Rescue Saves Climber From Denali Crevasse

Martin Takac is a 38-year-old climber who was heading up the West Buttress on Denali when he fell into a crevasse. It took 14 hours of rotating rescue efforts in the deep hole to […]


Watch Top Climber Whip and Helmet Saves the Day

June 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles | Comments Off on Watch Top Climber Whip and Helmet Saves the Day

In the clip below, Jorg Verhoeven takes a whipper on a crack climb in Dream Canyon of Colorado with the rope behind his leg. He is in Colorado for the IFSC Vail World Cup […]


Watch Steve McClure on Britain’s First 5.15b

June 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Watch Steve McClure on Britain’s First 5.15b

Watch a day out at Malham Cove with Steve McClure, including footage of him trying his recently climbed project, which he believes weighs in around 5.15b. McClure worked on the steep line that links […]


Watch 2016 Vail World Cup Slow Motion Highlights

June 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Events, Profiles | Comments Off on Watch 2016 Vail World Cup Slow Motion Highlights

On June 11, the Bouldering World Cup made a stop in Vail, Colorado. It was the only World Cup in North America this year. It took place at the GoPro Mountain Games, a high […]


Watch Short Clip of Alex Honnold Free-Soloing El Cap

June 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Short Clip of Alex Honnold Free-Soloing El Cap

Alex Honnold made the first free solo of El Capitan last weekend and the first video of his ascent has reached the web. Honnold soloed the 1,000-metre Freerdier, a sustained 5.12d with a V7 […]