Adam Ondra Onsights 5.14b and Talks the Language of Chalk

April 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Adam Ondra Onsights 5.14b and Talks the Language of Chalk

Watch Adam Ondra onsight Masters of the Universe 5.14b in Frankenjura. He also chats about the process of onsighting and how chalk on the rock can tell you everything you need to know about […]


Adam Ondra Sends New Queen Line and Arco’s First 5.15b

April 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Adam Ondra Sends New Queen Line and Arco’s First 5.15b

Adam Ondra has made the first ascent of Queen Line in Arco, the area’s first 5.15b. The route was bolted by Mauro Mabboni and Ondra first attempted it a few years ago. After the […]


Short Film on Katie Lambert Training for Hard Climbs in Slovenia

April 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Short Film on Katie Lambert Training for Hard Climbs in Slovenia

Ben Ditto documents Katie Lambert training for hard routes in Slovenia. “With the hope of pushing her sport-climbing limits in Slovenia, Katie Lambert spends a winter training – devoting all of her time and […]


Alizée Dufraisse Sends Estado Critico 5.14d in Siurana

April 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Alizée Dufraisse Sends Estado Critico 5.14d in Siurana

French climber Alizée Dufraisse has made the first female ascent of Estado Critico 5.14d in Siurana, Spain. On her blog, she wrote, “I finally could achieve one of the nicest routes I’ve worked on, […]


Jon Siegrist Sends Pachamama 5.15a in Oliana

April 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Jon Siegrist Sends Pachamama 5.15a in Oliana

It has been a busy few months in Spain with countless big sends going down of hard 5.14 and 5.15 lines. American Jon Siegrist has joined in with his headline-making-send of Pachamam 5.15a in […]


Watch First Free Ascent of Sentinel West Face in Yosemite

April 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch First Free Ascent of Sentinel West Face in Yosemite

Watch Kevin Jorgeson and Ben Rueck make the first free ascent of the classic West Face of Sentinel, the third big wall climbed in America back in the 1960s. The route now goes at […]


Peter Habeler is 74 and Climbs Eiger North Face

April 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Peter Habeler is 74 and Climbs Eiger North Face

Austrian climber Peter Habeler is a 74-year-old legend who just made another ascent up the north face of the Eiger, this time with David Lama. Back in 1974, Habeler and Reinhold Messner made the […]