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. […]


Tom Evans Ends His Much-Loved El Cap Report

October 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Tom Evans Ends His Much-Loved El Cap Report

Tom Evans has ended his long-running El Cap Report with the following message: Yo…My long running project, The El Cap Report, has finally come to an end. For me, it has been a path […]


Sasha DiGiulian Sends New 5.13 at Red River Gorge

October 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Sasha DiGiulian Sends New 5.13 at Red River Gorge

Sasha DiGiulian has made the first ascent of Swim Test 5.13+ at the Real Deep End. The route was bolted by Dario Ventura and shortly after DiGiulian’s send, Dru Mack made the second ascent. […]


Nina Williams Sends Final Frontier in Yosemite

October 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Nina Williams Sends Final Frontier in Yosemite

Nina Williams has sent the nine-pitch Final Frontier 5.13b on Fifi Buttress in Yosemite. The first ascent was in 1999 by Dan McDevitt with Sue McDevitt, Brittany Griffith and Penny Black at 5.7 A3. […]