Magnus Midtbø Sends Thor’s Hammer 5.15a

October 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Magnus Midtbø Sends Thor’s Hammer 5.15a

Strong Nordic climber Magnus Midtbø, 28, has sent the 60-metre Thor’s Hammer 5.15a at Flatanger in Norway. Adam Ondra made the first ascent four years ago, but Midtbø was the visionary who bolted the […]


Quinn Brett and Josie McKee Start Big Wall Bender

October 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Quinn Brett and Josie McKee Start Big Wall Bender

Quinn Brett and Josie McKee have set out on a mission to climb seven grave five/six routes in seven days. On Oct. 12, they climbed The Nose in eight hours and 50 minutes. They […]


Chris Sharma Repeats Joe Mama 5.15a

October 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Chris Sharma Repeats Joe Mama 5.15a

Chris Sharma has made the second ascent of Joe Mama 5.15a at Oliana, Spain. The route was bolted by Joe Kinder and sent earlier this year by Klemen Bečan. Sharma projected Joe Mama in […]


Vikki Weldon Sends Tom et Je Ris 5.14a in Verdon

October 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Vikki Weldon Sends Tom et Je Ris 5.14a in Verdon

Vikki Weldon has sent the difficult 40-metre Verdon classic Tom et Je Ris 5.14a. She joins Canadians Sean McColl and Mike Doyle, who sent it this month. Weldon spent a number of days working […]


Paul Ramsden and Nick Bullock’s Big New Route on Tibet’s Nyainqêntanglha

October 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Paul Ramsden and Nick Bullock’s Big New Route on Tibet’s Nyainqêntanglha

Strong alpinists Nick Bullock and Paul Ramsden have climbed the 1,600-metre North Buttress of of Nyainqêntanglha’s southeast face. The 7,046-metre Tibet mountain took Bullock and Ramsden seven days to climb. The two climbers discovered […]


Sean McColl and Mike Doyle Send Tom et Je Ris, Classic 5.14

October 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Sean McColl and Mike Doyle Send Tom et Je Ris, Classic 5.14

Canadians Sean McColl, Mike Doyle and Vikki Weldon are currently climbing in Verdon, France. Over the past week, they have been busy exploring the Verdon. Together, the three senders climbed the 300-metre 5.12 called […]


Joe Kinder Sends Planet Garbage 5.14d in Rifile

October 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Joe Kinder Sends Planet Garbage 5.14d in Rifile

Joe Kinder bolted Planet Garbage 5.14d in 2013 and sent it this week. The route is in the Rifle cave in Colorado and has had a number of ascents of the past few years. […]