Adam Ondra Sends New 5.15a and 5.14d in Switzerland and Norway

July 30th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Adam Ondra Sends New 5.15a and 5.14d in Switzerland and Norway

According to 8a.nu, Adam Ondra has had a busy few weeks. He onsighted Barracuda 5.14c in Kaitersberg and Gimmel Express 5.14c in Grimmelwald. In Frankenjura, he sent Black Label 5.14d in less than half-an-hour. […]


Watch Alex Honnold and Felipe Camargo Climb Big Getu Arch

July 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Alex Honnold and Felipe Camargo Climb Big Getu Arch

Alex Honnold and Felipe Camargo head to Getu, China to climb one of the longest and steepest roofs in the world called Corazón de Ensueño. Dani Andrada first climbed the eight-pitch 5.14b sport route […]


Alex Johnson on Failure and The Swarm V13

July 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Alex Johnson on Failure and The Swarm V13

Alex Johnson is a top American climber and in this short video, she works on projecting The Swarm V13 in Bishop.


Nina Caprez Sends Massive Mont Blanc 5.12

July 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Nina Caprez Sends Massive Mont Blanc 5.12

Nina Caprez has repeated the slightly obscure Divine Providence up the Grand Pilier D’angle on Mont Blanc with her boyfriend. The first ascent was 22 years ago by Francois Marsingny and Pat Gabarrou with […]


Keita Kurakami Sends New 5.14R Multi-Pitch in Japan

July 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Keita Kurakami Sends New 5.14R Multi-Pitch in Japan

Keita Kurakami recently sent his new Senjitsu no Ruri, a seven-pitch 5.14R on Mount Mizugaki in Japan. The hard granite route is the most difficult in the country and has run-outs up to 20 […]


Big Avalanche on K2, Canadian Stuart Erskine and Team are OK

July 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Big Avalanche on K2, Canadian Stuart Erskine and Team are OK

Canadian Stuart Erskine from Camrose, Alberta, travelled to the Karakorum this summer to climb K2 with Madison Mountaineering. Before his trip, he told the CBC on his approach to K2, “I’m a bit nervous […]


Watch Alex Honnold Session Welsh Slate

July 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Alex Honnold Session Welsh Slate

Watch a short film by the British Mountaineering Council featuring Alex Honnold climbing on Welsh slate. “I may come off seeming under-enthused in the video but I was super stoked to climb with Johnny […]