New V16 Climbed by Guillaume Gliaron-Mondet

January 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Routes | Comments Off on New V16 Climbed by Guillaume Gliaron-Mondet

Guillaume Gliaron-Mondet has reported his first ascent of Le Pied à Coulisse V16 in France. First reported on his blog before EpicTV and 8a.nu interviewed Mondet. The route climbs a direct highball finish to the well-known Chaos […]


Americans Visit Scotland and Send

January 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Americans Visit Scotland and Send

American climbers Josh Wharton, Steve House and Mikey Schaefer visited Scotland at the start of January. Canadians Paul Bride, Marc-Andre Leclerc, Ian Welsted, Paul McSorley, Jon Walsh and Michelle Kadatz are currently on their […]


Watch Solo of Yosemite’s Big Ice Climb!

January 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Routes | Comments Off on Watch Solo of Yosemite’s Big Ice Climb!

Vitaliy Musiyenko made the first known solo of the 300-metre Widow’s Tears WI5 in Yosemite at the start of 2016. The ice route rarely forms and was first climbed by Mark Chapman and Kevin Worrall over […]


Nathan Kutcher Onsights a Colorado M12+

January 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, News, Routes | Comments Off on Nathan Kutcher Onsights a Colorado M12+

Nathan Kutcher has reported about his onsight of a hard mixed route in Ouray. A number of Canadians have made the trip to Colorado to compete in the upcoming Ouray Ice Festival, arguable North America’s […]


Reinhold Messner Talks About Scary Slab

January 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Reinhold Messner Talks About Scary Slab

Watch as Reinhold Messner talks about a now-famous slab on Mittelpfeiler in the Dolomites. Messner first climbed the difficult slab with his brother, Gunther, in 1968. It was one of the most difficult pitches […]


Patagonia, Psycho Vertical and a Second Ascent

January 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Patagonia, Psycho Vertical and a Second Ascent

Psycho Vertical on Torre Egger was first climbed nearly three decades ago. Korra Pesce reported on social media that he and four others made the impressive second ascent of the 1986 route. At the […]


Edu Marin is on a Roll With More 5.15s

January 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Edu Marin is on a Roll With More 5.15s

Over a decade ago, Edu Marin was the Youth World Champion and a few years later won nearly ever Lead World Cup in a season. Edu Marin has climbed Seleciion Anal 5.15a in Santa […]