Stefano Ghisolfi Sends New One Punch 5.15a in Italy

May 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Stefano Ghisolfi Sends New One Punch 5.15a in Italy

Stefano Ghisolfi made the first ascent of One Punch in Arco, Italy, this weekend. According to 8a.nu, it’s the 24 year old’s ninth send of the grade. Ghisolfi said after, “Finally I sent my […]


First Ascent Friday: Will Gadd Sends Amphibian in 1990s

April 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on First Ascent Friday: Will Gadd Sends Amphibian in 1990s

Watch Will Gadd make the first ascent of Amphibian M9 WI5 in Vail, Colaorado in this rough-edit from the 1996/97 season by Freddie Snalam. The two-pitch route was one of the earlier modern mixed […]


Watch Will Mayo Send a Laser 5.12 Crack in the Creek

April 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Will Mayo Send a Laser 5.12 Crack in the Creek

Will Mayo is one of North America’s top all-round climbers in that he send 5.13 cracks, cranks new run-out M12 winter routes and runs up hard alpine lines. In this video, Mayo sends Crankcase […]


Throwback Thursday: Watch First Ascent of Jumbo Love 5.15b

April 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Throwback Thursday: Watch First Ascent of Jumbo Love 5.15b

In 2007, Chris Sharma sent his big project at Clark Mountain in California called Jumbo Love 5.15b. The first online video about the first ascent from a decade ago just hit the internet this […]


Watch Nina Williams Send Ambrosia V11 in Bishop

April 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Nina Williams Send Ambrosia V11 in Bishop

On Feb. 28, 2017, American crusher Nina Williams sent Ambrosia, a 15-metre highball on the Grandpa Peabody Boulder in the Buttermilks of Bishop. It was the first female ascent of the bold problem. The […]


Ethan Pringle Sends New 5.14+ Everything is Karate

April 24th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Ethan Pringle Sends New 5.14+ Everything is Karate

Ethan Pringle has sent Everything is Karate, a new 5.14c/d near Bishop after a number of days on it. On Instagram, he wrote, “YEESSSSSSSS!!! SENT!!!! MANAGED!!!! Everything is Karate 5.14c/d. Felt really focused today […]


More 5.15 Sends Continues Epic 5.15 Send Train

April 24th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on More 5.15 Sends Continues Epic 5.15 Send Train

It wasn’t too long ago when a 5.15 send was a big deal, so big that all of the media covered it and echos of it could be heard in climbing gyms for weeks. […]