Adam Ondra Climbs Another New 5.15a in Flatanger

June 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Adam Ondra has established most of the world’s hardest routes and according to 8a.nu, he is continuing the trend at Flatanger. On his scorecard, he wrote, “Absolutely crazy inverted roof boulder problem after having […]


New Routes on Baffin Island by Strong Team

June 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Nico Favresse has sent an update about new routes that have been climbed on Baffin Island in northern Canada. The Island has some of the world’s biggest granite monoliths and while climbers have been […]


First Look at Mirror Wall, Film About Mega New Greenland Big Wall

June 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

As part of a select expedition team led by British climber Leo Houlding, Sheffield-based adventure filmmakers Coldhouse Collective have documented the challenging first ascent of the northwest face of Greenland’s 1,200-metre Mirror Wall. This autumn, […]


Watch Adam Ondra Climb New 5.15b, Hardest Route in France

June 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | No Comments »

This past November, Adam Ondra made the first ascent of C.R.S. 5.15b, the hardest sport climb in France. For Ondra, this route meant progression, as it was the quickest he had ever redpointed 5.15b. […]


Motivation Monday: Happy Summer and Five Moves to Mimic

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

The first day of summer marks a turning point for many climbers. For some it’s officially road trip season and for others it’s time to get serious about sending projects. Here are five videos […]


Klemen Becan Disappointed 5.15a Send Was So Easy

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

Klemen Becan repeated Papichulo 5.15a in Oliana this week. The strong Slovenian climber runs training camps with Chris Sharma in Spain. He first tried it this winter after sending Joe Mama 5.15a, but said […]


Mount Whitney Gets New Big 5.11 Called Inyo Face

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

Mount Whitney is 4,421 metres, which makes it the highest mountain in the Lower 48. It was first climbed on Aug. 18, 1873 by Charles Begole, Albert Johnson and John Luca. This past week, […]