Austrians Climb New R-rated Black Canyon Route

May 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Austrians Climb New R-rated Black Canyon Route

Austrians Hansjorg Auer and Much Mayr have climbed the new 600-metre route called Mango Tango 5.11+R/X in Black Canyon, Colorado. They sent the 11-pitch test-piece line on the right side of Diagonal Buttress ground-up […]


Keita Kurakami Sends Heady Walk of Life in U.K.

May 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Keita Kurakami Sends Heady Walk of Life in U.K.

Keita Kurakami is one of the world’s leading climbers when it comes to hard and run-out trad climbs. During his current visit to the U.K. for the international climbing meet, he ticked Walk of […]


Watch Joe Kinder Send New Bone Tomahawk 5.14d/15a

May 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Joe Kinder Send New Bone Tomahawk 5.14d/15a

Joe Kinder has been a top climber since the late 1990s and when it comes to sheer numbers, he is prolific. Since 2000, he’s logged roughly 200 5.14 redpoints, sending nails-hard routes like Tommy […]


Watch Cameron Horst Send Lord Voldemort 5.14a

May 4th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Cameron Horst Send Lord Voldemort 5.14a

Watch Cameron Horst send the powerful Lord Voldemort 5.14a in New River Gorge. Cameron and his brother Jonathan have been climbing for most of their lives. Their dad Eric Horst has long been a […]


Watch Sends from Colombia’s Most Popular Crags

May 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Watch Sends from Colombia’s Most Popular Crags

Lucho Birkner and the crew of Chachas Films have produced this short video highlighting two of Colombia’s most popular climbing areas. One of the areas is the limestone walls of Macheta. With mostly 5.11 […]


Stefano Ghisolfi Sends New One Punch 5.15a in Italy

May 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Stefano Ghisolfi Sends New One Punch 5.15a in Italy

Stefano Ghisolfi made the first ascent of One Punch in Arco, Italy, this weekend. According to 8a.nu, it’s the 24 year old’s ninth send of the grade. Ghisolfi said after, “Finally I sent my […]


First Ascent Friday: Will Gadd Sends Amphibian in 1990s

April 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on First Ascent Friday: Will Gadd Sends Amphibian in 1990s

Watch Will Gadd make the first ascent of Amphibian M9 WI5 in Vail, Colaorado in this rough-edit from the 1996/97 season by Freddie Snalam. The two-pitch route was one of the earlier modern mixed […]