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 […]


Watch Matt Bush Solo Big 5.11b in South Africa

June 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Matt Bush Solo Big 5.11b in South Africa

Matt Bush is a South African climber who has free soloed routes up to 5.13d far above the ground. In the below video, Bush solos Casualties of War 5.11b on Pearl Mountain, one of […]


Watch First Ascent of Monster New Dolomite Line

June 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch First Ascent of Monster New Dolomite Line

The Dolomites have a number of classic routes that date back over 150 years, but there seems to still be room for new lines. Ricordi nebbiosi is an 1,170-metre climb up Cima della Busazza […]


Sharma Calls on Ondra/Megos For Epic Spain Line

June 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Sharma Calls on Ondra/Megos For Epic Spain Line

While Adam Ondra works on his Project Hard, what he says will be 5.15d in Norway, Chris Sharma has bolted another burly route. Next to his El Bon Combat 5.15b/c in Cova De l’Ocell […]


Canadians Sending 5.14 at Maple in Utah

May 31st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Canadians Sending 5.14 at Maple in Utah

Canadians Graham McGrenere and Dan Beland are down in Utah’s Maple Canyon continuing their 2017 season of sending. McGrenere and Beland both took down Def Con 1 5.14a, with McGrenere writing on Sendage.com, “Surprise […]