Watch Second Ascent of Metanoia on Eiger Film

February 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Second Ascent of Metanoia on Eiger Film

In the winter of 1991 Jeff Lowe climbed a line straight up the north face of the Eiger. Alone and without bolts. Many said it was madness, most said it was visionary, everybody said […]


Watch a Send of Black Orpheus in Red Rocks

February 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch a Send of Black Orpheus in Red Rocks

Black Orpheus is a super classic multi-pitch trad route in Red Rock Conservation Area on the edge of Las Vegas. In this short film by Kurt Ross, watch Emily Matherly, David Lee and Kiff […]


Explore World’s Highest Peaks With New 3D Models

February 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes | Comments Off on Explore World’s Highest Peaks With New 3D Models

Martin Laxenaire has created a fun interactive website with 3D models of the world’s 14 highest peaks. There is historical information, route lines and more. In an interview with UKClimbing.com, Laxenaire said that he […]


First Winter Solo Ascent of Troll Wall in Norway

February 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on First Winter Solo Ascent of Troll Wall in Norway

Polish climber Marek Raganowicz made the first winter solo ascent of Norway’s Troll Wall in January. His alpine-style ascent took him 16 days and he followed a route first climbed in 1996 by Kyrre […]


Watch Lynn Hill Send Midnight Lightning in 1998

February 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Lynn Hill Send Midnight Lightning in 1998

Watch Lynn Hill send Midnight Lightning V8 near Yosemite’s Camp 4 in the spring of 1998. The first ascent was by Ron Kauk in 1978. The problem can be identified by a chalk lightning […]


Narrow Pencil Ice Route on Mount Hood Climbed

February 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Routes | Comments Off on Narrow Pencil Ice Route on Mount Hood Climbed

For decades, a narrow ice route on the north side of Mount Hood in Oregon had been talked about but never reportedly climbed. On CascadeClimber.com, A. Parker reported that he and three other climbers […]


Watch Hard Winter Bouldering in Frankenjura

February 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Hard Winter Bouldering in Frankenjura

Moritz Perwitzschky has climbed a number of hard problems in Frankenjura and made the first ascent of Breaking Dad V13. The 17-year-old is reported on 8a.nu as saying, “How to keep warm: Just take […]