Watch Ryuichi Murai’s Wild V15 Send

March 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Ryuichi Murai’s Wild V15 Send

Ryuichi Murai has climbed a number of hard boulders, including this V15 in Japan. Over the past few weeks, Murai has climbed a few V14s and recently send Dai Koyamada’s Babel 8C (V15) in […]


Sachi Amma and Friends Send Japan’s Asagimadara V15

March 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, International, News, Routes | Comments Off on Sachi Amma and Friends Send Japan’s Asagimadara V15

Sachi Amma, Adam Ondra and Jongwon Chon sent Asagimadara on Mount Mizugaki in Japan on March 16. The highball V15 was first climbed by Tokio Muroi in 2011, was repeated in 2013 by Toru Nakajima […]


Sean McColl Sends Classic Grit Route Gaia

March 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Sean McColl Sends Classic Grit Route Gaia

Watch Sean McColl send the classic Gaia E8 6c in the U.K. The route was first climbed by Johnny Dawes and was the thing of legends after the film Hard Grit came out in […]


Watch Pete Whittaker on Dynamics of Change First Ascent

March 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Pete Whittaker on Dynamics of Change First Ascent

Pete Whittaker makes the first ascent of Dynamics of Change E9. The first ascent was in 2008, but Hot Aches Production has released a new video of the ascent. He graded the route E9 […]


Riders on the Storm in Patagonia Repeated on its 25th Anniversary

March 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Riders on the Storm in Patagonia Repeated on its 25th Anniversary

Ines Papert, Mayan Smith-Gobat and Thomas Senf have repeated the 1,300-metre Riders on the Storm up the Central Tower of the Torres del Paine in Patagonia. The first ascent was in January 1991 by Kurt […]


Laura Rogora is 14 and Sends 5.14d in Italy

February 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Laura Rogora is 14 and Sends 5.14d in Italy

Laura Rogora is only 14, but she has become the first Italian woman to climb 5.14d (9a). According to Up-Climbing.com, it took Rogora around 20 attempts over two months to piece the hard route […]


Watch Jorg Verhoeven Send Wheel of Life V15

February 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Jorg Verhoeven Send Wheel of Life V15

Jorg Verhoeven and Katharina Saurwein visited the Grampian Mountains of Australia to sample the best bouldering and sport climbs in the world. As part of the Grampians “BIG 4,” Verhoeven climbs the classic test […]