Watch Pirmin Bertle Send New 5.15, Switzerland’s Hardest Route

July 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Pirmin Bertle Send New 5.15, Switzerland’s Hardest Route

Pirmin Bertle made the first ascent of Meiose 5.15b at La Tribune, Charmey, late in 2015. Bertle linked 25 moves with V14 difficulties to create the hardest route in Switzerland. The route links the cruxes of […]


Adam Ondra Adds Another 5.14d to Flatanger

July 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Adam Ondra Adds Another 5.14d to Flatanger

With Adam Ondra’s new Right of Passage 5.14d, an extension to Andre Hoyre 5.12c/d, there are now a dozen routes that difficult or hard. His other Flatanger climbs include Illusionist 5.14d, Art of Flight […]


New Zealanders Climb New Peru Alpine Routes

July 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on New Zealanders Climb New Peru Alpine Routes

Daniel Joll of the New Zealand Alpine Team (NZAT) has reported about the team’s recent trip the Cordillera Blanca in Peru. They climbed a number of new routes on the mighty Taulliraju 5,830 metres and other […]


Paul Robinson Climbs New V15 in South Africa

July 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Paul Robinson Climbs New V15 in South Africa

Paul Robinson has made the first ascent of The Dragon’s Guardian V15 at Cederberg in South Africa. He found the boulder in 2014 and never imagines a line like this going. “I can clearly […]


Canadian Philip Quade’s Summer 2016 Road Trip: Part Three

July 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Canadian Philip Quade’s Summer 2016 Road Trip: Part Three

I wrapped up my third week weekend on the road with Courtney Woods and Sasha DiGiulian, I prepped for another full week of action in Rifle. I was happy to have Claire and Todd […]


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 […]