Watch Drew Ruana Send Hard Bishop Problems

January 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Drew Ruana is a leading American sport climber and boulderer with a number of hard sends over the past few years. Watch him climb Mandala V12, Haroun and the Sea of Stories V11, Stained […]


Michaela Kiersch Sends The Golden Ticket 5.14c at RRG

January 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

In November 2016, Michaela Kiersch sent The Golden Ticket 5.14c at Red River Gorge in Kentucky. “A short film by Andy Wickstrom, Brandon and Gabi Fox that chronicles the historic first female ascent of […]


Daisuke Ichimiya Gets Third Ascent of Horizon V15

January 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in 2013.04, Bouldering, International, News, Routes | No Comments »

Japanese boulderer Daisuke Ichimiya has made the third ascent of Dai Koyamada’s Horizon V15, in Mount Hiei, Japan. Ichimaya, 23, had sent two V15s before: Shambala and Vanitas. All three V15s noted were opened […]


Watch Stormbringer Film About Big Norway Ice

January 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

In February 2015, Tanja Schmitt, Heike Schmitt and Matthias Scherer set out to Eidfjord Norway. Over two winters they attempted a monstrous ice line called Fjåne Fossenin vain. Watch as the climbers visit Fjåne […]


The Japanese Caribou and Mount Hunter in Winter Solo

January 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

One of the most accomplished Alaskan winter climbers is Masatoshi Kuriaki, who is nicknamed the Japanese Caribou. In 1998, he soloed Denali in winter and in 2006 spent 58 days alone trying to solo […]


Footage of David Lama, Lunag Ri and Conrad Anker Heart Attack

January 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

After David Lama, 26, and Conrad Anker, 54, turned back just 300 metres below the summit of Lunag Ri 6,907m in November 2015, the two made another attempt to climb the it in 2016. […]


James Pearson Repeats Carbondale Short Bus in Indian Creek

January 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

James Pearson recently climbed Carbondale Short Bus 5.14 in Indian Creek for the route’s possible third ascent. It was first climbed in 2012 by Hayden Kennedy and is protected by some of the smallest […]