New 2,700-metre Alpine Line on Karakorum’s Shispare

September 4th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes | Comments Off on New 2,700-metre Alpine Line on Karakorum’s Shispare

Shispare is a 7,611-metre peak located in the Western Karakorum in an area with countless unclimbed alpine lines to the tops of often unclimbed summits. The first ascent of Shispare was in 1974 by […]


Three New Routes on Alaska Big Wall Xanadu

August 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Three New Routes on Alaska Big Wall Xanadu

The west face of Xanadu is known as the Half Dome of the Arctic and up until this summer, it had no big wall routes. It’s found in the Arrigetch Peaks in the in […]


Watch 34 Problems Get Climbed on in Rocklands

August 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch 34 Problems Get Climbed on in Rocklands

Watch climbers on 34 bouldering problems in Rocklands between V4 to V11 with no chatting. The routes are: The Slash and Burn V8/7B, Mannerheim Roof V5, Demi Lune V5, Death-proof V6, Colin the Librarian […]


American Molly Mitchell Sends First 5.14a

August 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes | Comments Off on American Molly Mitchell Sends First 5.14a

Molly Mitchell has climbed her first 5.14a with a lap of Wrongdoer at Mount Charleston in Nevada. I'm so excited to say that today I redpointed "Wrongdoer," 5.14a, at the Roost, Mt. Charleston. This […]


Schubert Sends Nearly 100 Rocklands Problems in Visit

August 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Schubert Sends Nearly 100 Rocklands Problems in Visit

Jakob Schubert just spend 17 days in Rocklands, South Africa’s popular bouldering area, and sent nearly 100 routes during his visit. Time flies here in Rocklands, this amazing trip is coming to an end. […]


John Snorri First Icelander to Summit K2

August 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Routes | Comments Off on John Snorri First Icelander to Summit K2

John Snorri Sigurjónsson has become the first Icelandic climber to summit K2 after reaching the summit in July. You can see his satellite tracker information here. Broad peak summit!John reaching summit of Broad peak […]


Canadian Paul McSorley on Wild New Africa Route Team

July 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Canadian Paul McSorley on Wild New Africa Route Team

Canadian Paul McSorley is one of the country’s most experienced international climbers and he has just completed a new route in South Africa with three other climbers. The team consisted of German climbers Ines […]