Adam Ondra Climbs New V15 Called Krater

June 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Routes | Comments Off on Adam Ondra Climbs New V15 Called Krater

In between projecting sessions on the world’s potential first 5.15d in Norway, Ondra has climbed a new V15 in Holstein, Czech Republic. He called his new line Krater and according to 8a.nu, it’s his […]


Watch a Send of Archangel 5.12 in Boulder Canyon

June 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch a Send of Archangel 5.12 in Boulder Canyon

Curtis Beutler works on and sends the well-known Boulder Canyon test-piece Archangel 5.12c. The line has long been at the centre of debate about bolting ethics and trad verses sport. What once was a […]


Watch James Pearson on New Run-Out 5.14 France Crack

June 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Watch James Pearson on New Run-Out 5.14 France Crack

Watch James Pearson send Le Voyage at Annot in France. The run-out line goes at E10 7a, which is spicy 5.14. “Trad is beautiful, and natural, but it can also be fickle,” noted Pearson. […]


Top Canadians Comment on Honnold’s El Cap Free-Solo

June 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Top Canadians Comment on Honnold’s El Cap Free-Solo

Alex Honnold’s first free-solo of El Capitan in Yosemite via Freerider is being hailed as the most important free-solo ever. Even The New Yorker has gotten in on the action with an article titled […]


Dani Fuertes Sends 15-Year Project in Spain

June 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Dani Fuertes Sends 15-Year Project in Spain

Dani Fuertes has made the first ascent of No Pain No Gain, a new 5.15a in Rodellar, Spain. The climbing site 8a.nu reported that the 40-metre route has a 30-metre roof and has been […]


Watch Stefano Ghisolfi Send First Round, First Minute 5.15

June 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Stefano Ghisolfi Send First Round, First Minute 5.15

Watch Stefano Ghisholfi make the fourth ascent of Chris Sharma’s 5.15 First Round, First Minute in Margalef, Spain, back in January. This is his second 5.15b after establishing Italy’s first, Lapsus, in 2015.


Quinn Brett Makes Rare Send of Spaceshot in Zion

June 4th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Quinn Brett Makes Rare Send of Spaceshot in Zion

Earlier this spring, Quinn Brett sent the nine-pitch 5.13a Moab route called Spaceshot on Leaning Wall in Zion National Park. With partner Max Barlerin belaying, Brett led and sent every pitch. It is likely […]