Michaela Kiersch Sends The Golden Ticket 5.14c at RRG

January 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Michaela Kiersch Sends The Golden Ticket 5.14c at RRG

In November 2016, Michaela Kiersch sent The Golden Ticket 5.14c at Red River Gorge in Kentucky. “A short film by Andy Wickstrom, Brandon and Gabi Fox that chronicles the historic first female ascent of […]


Daisuke Ichimiya Gets Third Ascent of Horizon V15

January 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in 2013.04, Bouldering, International, News, Routes | Comments Off on Daisuke Ichimiya Gets Third Ascent of Horizon V15

Japanese boulderer Daisuke Ichimiya has made the third ascent of Dai Koyamada’s Horizon V15, in Mount Hiei, Japan. Ichimaya, 23, had sent two V15s before: Shambala and Vanitas. All three V15s noted were opened […]


Watch Stormbringer Film About Big Norway Ice

January 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Stormbringer Film About Big Norway Ice

In February 2015, Tanja Schmitt, Heike Schmitt and Matthias Scherer set out to Eidfjord Norway. Over two winters they attempted a monstrous ice line called Fjåne Fossenin vain. Watch as the climbers visit Fjåne […]


The Japanese Caribou and Mount Hunter in Winter Solo

January 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on The Japanese Caribou and Mount Hunter in Winter Solo

One of the most accomplished Alaskan winter climbers is Masatoshi Kuriaki, who is nicknamed the Japanese Caribou. In 1998, he soloed Denali in winter and in 2006 spent 58 days alone trying to solo […]


Footage of David Lama, Lunag Ri and Conrad Anker Heart Attack

January 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Footage of David Lama, Lunag Ri and Conrad Anker Heart Attack

After David Lama, 26, and Conrad Anker, 54, turned back just 300 metres below the summit of Lunag Ri 6,907m in November 2015, the two made another attempt to climb the it in 2016. […]


James Pearson Repeats Carbondale Short Bus in Indian Creek

January 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on James Pearson Repeats Carbondale Short Bus in Indian Creek

James Pearson recently climbed Carbondale Short Bus 5.14 in Indian Creek for the route’s possible third ascent. It was first climbed in 2012 by Hayden Kennedy and is protected by some of the smallest […]


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 […]