Watch Alex Johnson and Kati Hetrick Session Thailand

September 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Alex Johnson and Kati Hetrick visit Thailand to check out all the climbing styles the area has to offer. From caves and deep water soloing to sandstone boulders and classic multi-pitch routes.


Markus Pucher Makes First Solo of Cerro Pollone in Patagonia Winter

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

Markus Pucher attempted to solo Cerro Torre this past Patagonia winter and Fitz Roy. Conditions on both of the iconic Patagonia peaks stopped him from summitting, only 200 metres below the top of Torre. […]


Watch Adam Ondra on his 5.15d Project in Flatanger

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

The race to send the world’s first 5.15d is one and Adam Ondra has a project that might come in at the grade. Chris Sharma is also working on a 5.15d. It seems that […]


Marc-Andre Leclerc Makes First Winter Solo of Torre Egger, Makes History

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

Rolando Garibotti has reported on his Patagonia Vertical Facebook that Canadian Marc-Andre Leclerc has made a 21-hour round-trip first winter solo of Torre Egger in Patagonia. This is the second winter ascent. Leclerc has […]


Karakorum Expedition in the Spirit of East Coaster Cory Hall

September 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

James Monypenny from the U.K. and Canadian Max Fisher head to the Karakorum mountains of Pakistan to climb a new route in memory of their friend Cory Hall, who passed away in Peru in […]


Markus Pucher Attempts Fitz Roy Solo in Winter

September 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Markus Pucher Attempts Fitz Roy Solo in Winter

It has been a winter of near sends in Patagonia. First was Pucher’s attempt to solo Cerro Torre, but he stopped just below the summit due to conditions. Then was Marc-Andre Leclerc’s bold attempt […]


Roger Schaeli Repeats Eiger 5.12d for Historic Send

September 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Roger Schaeli Repeats Eiger 5.12d for Historic Send

Strong climber Roger Schaeli has made the likely second ascent of the 900-metre La Vida Es Silbar up the north face of the Eiger. The route was first climbed in the late ’90s and […]