Heather Weidner Sends China Doll 5.14aR, Makes History

June 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Heather Weidner Sends China Doll 5.14aR, Makes History

Heather Weidner has become the first woman to send the hard China Doll 5.14aR in Dream Canyon, Colorado. By doing so, she became the fourth woman ever to climb 5.14 on gear. In 2015, […]


Pirmin Bertle Sends South America’s First 5.14d

June 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Pirmin Bertle Sends South America’s First 5.14d

Pirmin Bertle has climbed South America’s first 5.14d. The Patagonia route is called Azul es el cielo de los ciegos, which means ‘Blue is the sky of the blind.’ It took Bertle more than […]


Five Hard Sends Across Canada This Week

June 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Five Hard Sends Across Canada This Week

It’s one week until summer and Canadians have been putting in long days at crags and boulder fields across the country. There have been some big sends in the past week or so and […]


Canadian Ben Haley Sends Offwidth Roof Trench Warfare 5.13

June 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Video | 1 Comment »

Ben Haley from Calgary has sent the offwidth roof Trench Warfare 5.13a in Little Cottonwood Canyon near Salt Lake City. The route was first climbed by Johnny Woodward in 1995. Haley wrote on his […]


Action Directe Gets 19th Send by Stefano Carnati

June 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Action Directe Gets 19th Send by Stefano Carnati

The Italian crusher Stefano Carnati had just turned 18 when he joined the history books by becoming the 19th climber to send Action Directe at Frankenjura. The climb has maintained its status as being […]


Mateusz Haladaj Sends First Ley 5.15

June 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Mateusz Haladaj Sends First Ley 5.15

Polish crusher Mateusz Haladaj repeated Chris Sharma’s First ley 5.15a at Margalef this spring. The route shares the first crux to a small rest  with the popular First round, first minute 5.15b and then heads […]


Marc-Andre Lelcerc and Brette Harrington Solo Colonel Foster’s East Face

June 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | 1 Comment »

Marc-Andre Leclerc and Brette Harrington have made quick work of Mount Colonel Foster, British Columbia’s famous Vancouver Island peak. They hiked in, soloed the 1,200-metre east face via Into the Mystic 5.10a, down climbed […]