Big Avalanche on K2, Canadian Stuart Erskine and Team are OK

July 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Canadian Stuart Erskine from Camrose, Alberta, travelled to the Karakorum this summer to climb K2 with Madison Mountaineering. Before his trip, he told the CBC on his approach to K2, “I’m a bit nervous […]


Watch Alex Honnold Session Welsh Slate

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

Watch a short film by the British Mountaineering Council featuring Alex Honnold climbing on Welsh slate. “I may come off seeming under-enthused in the video but I was super stoked to climb with Johnny […]


Megan Mascarenas Sends Colorado V13

July 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Megan Mascarenas recently sent Mars Block 3 on Pikes Peak in Colorado, which is her second V13. Her first was last year in Magic Wood on a problem called Riverside. After her send of […]


Watch David Lama and Katherine Choong on Classic Supertramp

July 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

David Lama and Katherine Choong climb the classic Supertramp in the Glarus Alps in Switzerland. The 400-metre 5.11 on the north face of the Grosser Bockmattliturm was first climbed in 1980 by Martin Scheel and […]


Nalle Hukkataival Sends Dragon’s Guardian in South Africa

July 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Nalle Hukkataival made the second ascent of Paul Robinson’s Dragon’s Guardian at Cederberg in South Africa less than two weeks after the first ascent. Robinson graded the problem V15 and Hukkataival was quick to […]


Chris Sharma and Klemen Becan Mega 5.14d Project: Episode III

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

Watch the third video of Chris Sharma and Klemen Becan on what will become a 250-metre 5.14d, one of the hardest anywhere. “This is one of the most impressive lines I’ve ever put up […]


Seb Bouin Repeats Flatanger 5.15 and Downgrades to 5.14d

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

Seb Bouin has repeated Thor’s Hammer in Flatnager, Norway. The popular line was one of the most-climbed 5.15as at the steep crag. After Bouin’s ascent, which took five days, he downgraded it to 5.14d […]