Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic

May 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, International, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic

Spring is in full swing and climbers across Canada are putting their months on plastic to work on real stone. Here are a few outdoor and indoor moves that would feel good to make […]


Said Belhaj is First Swedish Climber to Send 5.15

May 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Said Belhaj is First Swedish Climber to Send 5.15

Swedish climber Said Belhaj has sent Chris Sharma’s 2008 route Papichulo 5.15a at Oliana in Spain. Not only is this his hardest route, but it’s the first time a Swedish climber has ticked a […]


Carlos Soria Climbs Annapurna at 77 Years Old and Sets Record

May 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Carlos Soria Climbs Annapurna at 77 Years Old and Sets Record

Spanish climber Carlos Soria has become the oldest person to climb Annapurna when he reached the summit of the 10th highest mountain last week. The 8,091-metre summit was his 12th 8,000-metre peak. He is […]


Watch ‘The Developer’s Craft’ About First Ascents

May 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch ‘The Developer’s Craft’ About First Ascents

Watch this short film about first ascents by Reel Motion Media featuring Ben Scott. The Developer’s Craft from Reel Motion Media on Vimeo.


Watch Ruben Firnenburg Projecting a Santa Linya 5.14d

April 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Ruben Firnenburg Projecting a Santa Linya 5.14d

Santa Linya in Catalonia is a very impressive sport climbing destination. Not only because of the steep power moves in the big cave and the spectacular shots in this film by Henning Wang. It´s […]


Everest 2016: Minute of Silence and Helicopter Traffic

April 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Everest 2016: Minute of Silence and Helicopter Traffic

At 11:56 a.m. on April 25, 2016, climbers and staff at Everest basecamp stood at together for a minute of silence. It was one year to the minute that an avalanche, caused by a […]


Adam Ondra Sends Vicious Circle 5.15a/b

April 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Adam Ondra Sends Vicious Circle 5.15a/b

Adam Ondra sends the hardest route in Mišja Peč, Slovenia. He added an extension to the the classic route Sanski Par by a few moves. He graded his extension 5.14c and the entire route 5.15a/b.