Sachi Amma Sends Thor’s Hammer 5.15 in Norway

July 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Sachi Amma Sends Thor’s Hammer 5.15 in Norway

Sachi Amma has joined the growing list of climbers who have sent the Flatanger test-piece Thor’s Hammer 5.15a. Amma made the seventh ascent of the 55-metre route this week. The first ascent was in […]


Yuji Hirayama Sends Flatanger 5.14c Called Odin’s Eye

July 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Yuji Hirayama Sends Flatanger 5.14c Called Odin’s Eye

Yuji Hirayama is 47 years old and has sent on of Flatanger’s classic 5.14c climbs in Norway. For those young climbers out there, at 17 Hirayama sent two Yosemite cracks: The Phoenix and Cosmic […]


Watch Exposed Traverse of Skeleton Ridge

July 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Exposed Traverse of Skeleton Ridge

David Linnett visits the Isle of Wight in the U.K. for an ascent of the iconic Skeleton Ridge near Totland Bay. First climbed by the legendary Mick Fowler in November 1984, this five-star chalky […]


Tom Valis Talks About Climbing in Norway and the Troll Wall

July 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in 2012.03, Articles, International, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Tom Valis Talks About Climbing in Norway and the Troll Wall

Above the Great Wall we encountered a pitch called The Black Cleft. Neither of us in our combined months of climbing experience had ever climbed something so brutish, dank and unprotected And more past that, until dusk found us on a small ledge with just enough wet moss to suck some water out to quell our thirsts.





Watch Sonnie Trotter Send Rhapsody 5.14cR in Sctoland

June 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Sonnie Trotter Send Rhapsody 5.14cR in Sctoland

In celebration of Canada Day this 2016, we look back at big sends by Canadians. On June 9, 2008, Sonnie Trotter made the second ascent of Dave MacLeod’s 35-metre Rhapsody E11 7a (5.14c R) […]


Watch Wild Bouldering in Iceland

June 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Wild Bouldering in Iceland

Mark Goldstein spent nine days driving around Iceland and three of those days climbing. “I don’t know the names or grades for any of the climbs, but they were all fantastic,” said Goldstein. Iceland […]


Dave Graham Sends Colorado V15 Delirium

June 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Dave Graham Sends Colorado V15 Delirium

Dave Graham has made the third ascent of Delirium V15 on Mount Evans in Colorado. The difficult problem was first climbed by Jimmy Webb in 2013. He first sent the then-new Wheel of Wolvo […]