Jakob Schubert Starts 2017 with Pachamama 5.15a

January 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Jakob Schubert Starts 2017 with Pachamama 5.15a

Jakob Schubert has reported on Instagram about his repeat of Pachamama 5.15a in Oliana, Spain. The hard route was first climbed by Chris Sharma in 2009 and repeated two years later by Sachi Amma. […]


Top International Big Wall Climbs of 2016

December 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Top International Big Wall Climbs of 2016

It was a memorable year for big wall climbing with some big sends going down in Yosemite, on Baffin Island, in the Alps and in Patagonia. The following are some of our favourite big […]


Two Monster New Ice/Mixed Routes in Austria

December 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Two Monster New Ice/Mixed Routes in Austria

Early in December, Vittorio Messini, Matthias Wurzer and Isidor Poppeller climbed Mehr denn je Hintersee on Hochbirghöhe in the High Tauern of Austria. The big new 800-metre route goes at M7+ WI6+. On PlanetMountain.com, […]


Jakob Schubert Sends Joe Mama 5.15 in Spain

December 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Jakob Schubert Sends Joe Mama 5.15 in Spain

Jakob Schubert started his recent trip to Oliana, Spain, with a send of Joe Mama 5.15a. He attempted the route about a month before the send and nailed it on his second try this […]


Watch Ashima Shiraishi on Nuclear War V14

December 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Ashima Shiraishi on Nuclear War V14

Watch Ashima Shiraishi making the second ascent and first female ascent of Nuclear War V14. Some of Shiraishi’s other top sends include: Golden Shower V14 in Rocklands, The Swarm V13/14 in Bishop, Phenomena V14 […]


Nicholas Milburn Sends Paint it Black V15 in Colorado

December 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Nicholas Milburn Sends Paint it Black V15 in Colorado

Nicholas Milburn has sent Paint it Black V15 in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. The overhanging compression problem was first climbed by Daniel Woods in 2012 and has been repeated by Ian Dory, Paul Robinson, Dave […]


Canadian Stu Smith Sends New 5.12R in Utah

December 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Canadian Stu Smith Sends New 5.12R in Utah

Squamish-based Stu Smith has established a number of R-rated routes over the past few seasons. On Boxing Day, he climbed a new 5.12+R in Black Rocks Canyon near St. George, Utah. Watch Smith on […]