Gripped Magazine

International

Two New Routes in Europe

Here are two routes that have made the headlines on Planet Mountain this week. The Ring of Life, 5.14d/5.15a Silvio Reffo made the first ascent of the 55 move route at Covolo, Italy. “The ring of life is a classic examples of seeming impossible: at first I could hardly do
Read More

HP40 Moderates

Alabama’s famous bouldering area, watch as climbers tackle Genesis v3, Man With a Slow Hand v4, Popeye v5, Hammerhead v5, Stepchild v6, and The Thief v7.  
Read More

Into the Light, Episode One

Into the light, Stefan Glowacz and Chris Sharma’s secret climb. This crazy climb is shaping up to be a unique thrill ride for the two legends giving it a go. Stefan Glowacz is one of the first legends of modern rock climbing. Chris Sharma is said by many to be one of the best
Read More

Rolihlahla

The story of a first ascent in South Africa featuring Sasha DiGuilian.  
Read More

The Findlay / Geldard First Ascent, Aiguille de Saussure, Chamonix

British climbers Jack Geldard and Hazel Findlay make the first ascent of a direct line on the front face of the Aiguille de Saussure, Mont Blanc du Tacul, Chamonix, France.  
Read More

Slovenia’s New Funky Water World

Slovenia’s Ospo Cave, a steep three-dimensional crag, is where Klemen Becan recently sent Water World, 5.14d. Planet Mountain reported that Becan climbed his two year project, “the route takes a striking line up the lefthand side of the cave for almost 50 metres and
Read More

Ancient Art

Ancient Art is one of the most recognizable sandstone formations in the desert and its corkscrew summit is climbed more-often than any other Fisher Tower. If you have not stood on top, put it on your list. Ancient Art is a four summit tower in the Fisher Towers near Moab. The
Read More

Gioia, V16, Gets Third Ascent

Finnish crusher Nalle Hukkataival has made the third ascent of Gioia (Joy) which is potentially the world’s hardest boulder problem. Hukkataival attempted the route in 2013 and sent the stand-start easily, but had trouble with the sit-start. Planet Mountain reports
Read More

La Rambla Repeated, Again

Siurana’s La Rambla is the most climbed 5.15a in climbing, Daniel Jung recently made the 12th ascent. Sangwon Son from Seoul, South Korea, made the ninth ascent of the route in Dec. 2013.  Alex Huber made the first ascent in 1994, and it was repeated nine years lat
Read More

The Rainbow Wall

Red Rocks, Nevada, is one of the most popular winter climbing destinations in the Americas. With countless classics, short and long, it is no wonder why climbers make the journey. One of the finest routes is Rainbow Wall. The Rainbow Wall towers over the rest of Red Rocks. The
Read More