Watch Mayan Smith-Gobat Send the Salathe Wall

March 23rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes | No Comments »

Watch Mayan Smith-Gobat free Salathe Wall on El Capitan. The first ascent was in 1961 by Royal Robbins, Tom Frost and Chuck Pratt. It was freed in 1988 by Todd Skinner and Paul Piana […]


Watch Heinz Zak Solo Separate Reality 5.12 in Yosemite

March 23rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

In 1986, Heinz Zak took a now-classic photo of the late Wolfgang Gullich on the first free solo of Separate Reality 5.12a. In this short film, Austrian climber Zak succeeds in making the second […]


Canadian Dan Beland Sends Classic 5.14b in Utah

March 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Dan Beland has been on the road climbing for the past few months. His most recent hard send was Golden For a Moment 5.14b at Welcome Spring near St. George in Utah. After his […]


Watch 2016 Send of El Cap’s El Nino 5.13 by Strong Brits

March 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

In Many 2016, strong British climbers Robbie Phillips and Jacob Cook sent El Nino 5.13c on El Cap. They walked away after six days having both freed the route. The monster route was first […]


Watch Canadian Steve Townshend on Thailand’s Hardest Route

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

Watch Canadian Steve Townshend attempt Thailand’s most difficult single-pitch sport route called Greed 5.14c. After injuring his finger on this climb three years ago, Townshend returned and reached a new high point. Townshend often […]


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 […]


Jakob Kronberger is 16 and Bags Second New 5.14d

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

At only 16 year old, Jakob Kronberger has made his way to international headlines with his second first ascent of a 5.14d. The young Austrian made the first ascent of Die Rechte Hand last […]