Edu Marin Repeats Big 5.14b in Switzerland

August 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Edu Marin, 31, has made the second ascent of Wogu 5.14b in the Ratikon, Switzerland, with his father Francisco Marin belaying. It was bolted by Beat Kammerlander and first freed by Adam Ondra. The […]


New Hard Routes on Baffin Island Big Walls

August 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

The strong team of Nicolas Favresse, Sean Villanueva, Matteo De Zaiacomo, Matteo Della Bordella and Luca Schiera have returned from 10 weeks of Baffin Island climbing. The world-class climbers climbed a number of new […]


Nick Elson Sets Grand Traverse Record in Wyoming

August 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

The first ascent of the Grand Traverse from south to north was by Allen Steck, Dick Long and John Evans in 1963 in just over 21 hours. Over the year, the north to south […]


Laura Rogora Sends Legendary Wallstreet 5.14b in Frankenjura

August 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Laura Rogora recently sent Wallstreet in the famous Frankenjura of Germany. It was the first 5.14b ever climbed and it was sent in 1987 by Wolfgang Güllich. In 2014, Mélissa Le Nevé from France […]


New Hard 5.13 Crack by Tom Randall in Italy

August 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Tom Randall made the first ascent of La Cadenza di Amore 5.13c at Cadarese, Italy. The gneiss rock provided a splitter crack above a line of bolts for Randall to battle his way up. […]


Margo Hayes Makes History with Bad Girls Club 5.14d Send

August 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Margo Hayes sent the 2001 route Bad Girls Club 5.14d at Rifle. It is the hardest send by an American woman in America. Sasha DiGiulian sent Pure Imagination at Red River Gorge, which was […]


Dave Graham Sends Monkey Wedding V15, Offers Sending Advice

August 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Dave Graham is one of the world’s best climbers. Nearly a decade ago he made a quick repeat of Bunda de Fora at Acephale in the Rockies (watch the video below). In 2001, he […]