Couple Faked Photographs in Everest Summit Claim

August 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Couple Faked Photographs in Everest Summit Claim

Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod announced in June that they had become first Indian couple to summit Everest. Some climbers who were on the mountain said the claims were a lie. This week, Nepalese authorities […]


Watch Tyler Willcutt Project Steep West Virginia Line

August 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Tyler Willcutt Project Steep West Virginia Line

Tyler Willcutt attempts a project outside of where he’s living, inspired by The Movie Screen Project in Summersville Lake.


Felipe Camargo and Sasha DiGiulian Free Brazil Big Wall

August 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Felipe Camargo and Sasha DiGiulian Free Brazil Big Wall

Sasha DiGiulian and Felipe Camargo have made the first free ascent of Planeta dos Macacos (Planet of the Monkeys), a 650-metre 5.13c. The new hard route climb up the big face on the Pedra […]


Watch Chris Sharma on 5.15d Project Le Blond

August 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Chris Sharma on 5.15d Project Le Blond

Chris Sharma and Game of Thornes actor Jason Momoa are old friends. Watch Sharma on his new futuristic project called Le Blond 5.15d? located in Peramola, Catalunya. Sharma noted, “Seeing it gets me super […]


Ben Dare Solos New Winter Mixed on New Zealand Wall

August 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Ben Dare Solos New Winter Mixed on New Zealand Wall

Ben Dare recently soloed a new route on the east face of Fastness Peak at M5 A1 WI5 for 700 metres. The 2,383-metre wall is remote and hadn’t seen an ascent in two decades. […]


Edu Marin Repeats Big 5.14b in Switzerland

August 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Edu Marin Repeats Big 5.14b in Switzerland

Edu Marin, 31, has made the second ascent of Wogu 5.14b in the Ratikon, Switzerland, with his father Francisco Marin belaying. It was bolted by Beat Kammerlander and first freed by Adam Ondra. The […]


New Hard Routes on Baffin Island Big Walls

August 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on New Hard Routes on Baffin Island Big Walls

The strong team of Nicolas Favresse, Sean Villanueva, Matteo De Zaiacomo, Matteo Della Bordella and Luca Schiera have returned from 10 weeks of Baffin Island climbing. The world-class climbers climbed a number of new […]