Sonnie Trotter Frees Eight-Pitch Prow Wall 5.14 in Squamish

May 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Sonnie Trotter has established many of Canada’s most difficult climbs and many of them have been on Canada’s West Coast. Yesterday, Trotter reported on his social media that he made the first free ascent […]


William Bosi is 17 and Sends 5.14d as Youngest Brit to Climb Grade

May 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

William Bosi is 17 years old and just became the youngest U.K. climber to send 5.14d with his send of Rainshadow. His send is the sixth ascent of the hard route. Other senders include […]


11-Year-Old Oriane Bertone Sends Sixth V11

May 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Oriane Bertone sent the left variation of Ganesh Assis V11 in Ravine Saint on Reunion Island. The 11-year-old had sent the route a month ago, but some climbers claimed the young climber’s foot touched […]


Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic

May 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, International, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Spring is in full swing and climbers across Canada are putting their months on plastic to work on real stone. Here are a few outdoor and indoor moves that would feel good to make […]


Know How to Belay With a Munter Hitch

May 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

Paul McSorley demonstrates how to belay from the top of the pitch with a munter hitch. A great skill to know in the event you ever drop or forget your belay device.


Said Belhaj is First Swedish Climber to Send 5.15

May 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Swedish climber Said Belhaj has sent Chris Sharma’s 2008 route Papichulo 5.15a at Oliana in Spain. Not only is this his hardest route, but it’s the first time a Swedish climber has ticked a […]


Carlos Soria Climbs Annapurna at 77 Years Old and Sets Record

May 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Spanish climber Carlos Soria has become the oldest person to climb Annapurna when he reached the summit of the 10th highest mountain last week. The 8,091-metre summit was his 12th 8,000-metre peak. He is […]