New Variation to Classic Alpine Line Beyond Good and Evil

January 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on New Variation to Classic Alpine Line Beyond Good and Evil

Strong European climbers Jeff Mercier, Xavier Cailhol, Lucien Boucansaud and Bastien Lardat have climbed a new variation to the classic 600-metre Alp’s route Beyond Good and Evil M6. First climbed in 1992 by Mark […]


Chris Snobeck Makes Third Ascent of Saphira M15

January 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Chris Snobeck Makes Third Ascent of Saphira M15

American climber Chris Snobeck sent Saphira M15- for the route’s third ascent after 35 minutes of climbing. The steep mixed route in Vail is considered one of the most difficult single-pitch mixed routes in […]


Luka Lindič and Ines Papert Free Big Alpine Routes

January 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Luka Lindič and Ines Papert Free Big Alpine Routes

German climber Ines Papert and Slovenian Luka Lindič have accomplished some big climbs recently. In China, they made a successful climb of the difficult southeast face of the Kyzyl Asker 5,842m up their new […]


Lonnie Kauk’s Second Ascent of Magic Line 5.14b in Yosemite

January 4th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Lonnie Kauk’s Second Ascent of Magic Line 5.14b in Yosemite

Lonnie Kauk has made the second ascent of Magic Line 5.14b in Yosmite. His dad, Ron Kauk, made the first ascent on Dec. 6, 1996. On Instagram, Lonnie wrote, “20 years later and second […]


Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia Up Eiger Gets Second Ascent

January 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia Up Eiger Gets Second Ascent

Roger Schaeli had reported on Instagram that he, Thomas Huber and Stephan Siegrist have made the second ascent of Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia up the north face of the Eiger. Schaeli had climbed the original […]


Watch Solo of Yosemite’s Widow’s Tears

January 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Solo of Yosemite’s Widow’s Tears

Vitaliy Musiyenko made the first known solo of the 300-metre Widow’s Tears WI5 in Yosemite at the start of 2016. The ice route rarely forms and was first climbed by Mark Chapman and Kevin […]


Canadian Evan Hau Welcomes New Year with 5.14d in Spain

January 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Canadian Evan Hau Welcomes New Year with 5.14d in Spain

Calgary-based Evan Hau has sent his project in Santa Linya, Spain, with a tick of Seleccio Natural 5.14d. On Instagram, Hau wrote, “Oh yeah! Seleccio Natural 9a [5.14d]!! After sampling this route last year […]