First Look at Mirror Wall, Film About Mega New Greenland Big Wall

June 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on First Look at Mirror Wall, Film About Mega New Greenland Big Wall

As part of a select expedition team led by British climber Leo Houlding, Sheffield-based adventure filmmakers Coldhouse Collective have documented the challenging first ascent of the northwest face of Greenland’s 1,200-metre Mirror Wall. This autumn, […]


Watch Adam Ondra Climb New 5.15b, Hardest Route in France

June 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Adam Ondra Climb New 5.15b, Hardest Route in France

This past November, Adam Ondra made the first ascent of C.R.S. 5.15b, the hardest sport climb in France. For Ondra, this route meant progression, as it was the quickest he had ever redpointed 5.15b. […]


Motivation Monday: Happy Summer and Five Moves to Mimic

June 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Motivation Monday: Happy Summer and Five Moves to Mimic

The first day of summer marks a turning point for many climbers. For some it’s officially road trip season and for others it’s time to get serious about sending projects. Here are five videos […]


Klemen Becan Disappointed 5.15a Send Was So Easy

June 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Klemen Becan Disappointed 5.15a Send Was So Easy

Klemen Becan repeated Papichulo 5.15a in Oliana this week. The strong Slovenian climber runs training camps with Chris Sharma in Spain. He first tried it this winter after sending Joe Mama 5.15a, but said […]


Mount Whitney Gets New Big 5.11 Called Inyo Face

June 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Mount Whitney Gets New Big 5.11 Called Inyo Face

Mount Whitney is 4,421 metres, which makes it the highest mountain in the Lower 48. It was first climbed on Aug. 18, 1873 by Charles Begole, Albert Johnson and John Luca. This past week, […]


The Climbing Life and Learning from 1975

June 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on The Climbing Life and Learning from 1975

In 1975 the best rock climbers in North America were just starting to break into the 5.12 grade. That level of difficulty may not seem like a big deal today, especially at sport crags, but when you strip out the astonishing material and innovative changes to climbing gear, shoes, and training since then, 5.12 had sharper teeth than it may seem.





Scott Bennett and Brad Gobright’s El Cap One-Day Triple-Link

June 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Scott Bennett and Brad Gobright’s El Cap One-Day Triple-Link

Brad Gobright and Scott Bennett have linked three hard routes on El Cap in 23 hours and 10 minutes. They started on The Zodiac 5.7 A2 or 5.13c at 2 p.m. and then climbed […]