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 […]


Fourth Send of First Round, First Minute 5.15 for Stefano Ghisolfi

January 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Fourth Send of First Round, First Minute 5.15 for Stefano Ghisolfi

Italian climber Stefano Ghisolfi has made the fourth ascent of First Round, First Minute 5.15b in Margalef, Spain. The first ascent was by Chris Sharma in 2011, followed by Adam Ondra in 2014 and […]


Big Austria Route Die Hard is Sent at M11+ WI6+

January 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Big Austria Route Die Hard is Sent at M11+ WI6+

German climber Michi Wohlleben, with partner Lukas Binder, has made the first free ascent of Stirb Langsam (Die Hard) M11+ WI6+ 200m in the Wetterstein range of Tyrol, Austria. The route climbs big overhangs […]


Seb Bouin and Others Send Hard Europe Sport Routes

January 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Seb Bouin and Others Send Hard Europe Sport Routes

The 2017 European sending season is off to a good start with a number of breakthrough sends. Seb Bouin sent La Novena Enmienda 5.14d/15a in Santa Linya, Spain, with an injured finger. The steep […]


Watch Will Mayo and Anna Pfaff Climb Classic Ouray Ice

January 24th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Will Mayo and Anna Pfaff Climb Classic Ouray Ice

Anna Pfaff and Will Mayo climbed The Talisman in lean conditions before the 2017 Ouray festival. The three-pitch classic line goes at WI6 M6.


Laura Rogora is 15 and Makes First Ascent of 5.14+

January 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Laura Rogora is 15 and Makes First Ascent of 5.14+

Laura Rogora has been on a sending spree lately with two 5.14b sends in a day in Spain two weeks ago and then a 5.14c send of Joe Blau. Less than a month into […]