Watch Drew Ruana Send The Assassin 5.14d in Smith Rock

June 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Drew Ruana Send The Assassin 5.14d in Smith Rock

On Feb 13, 2016, 16-year-old Drew Ruana made the first free ascent of The Assassin at Smith Rock. He proposed a 5.14d, which makes it the hardest route at the famous crag. The line […]


Alex Megos Sends Hubble, Comments on Grade

June 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Alex Megos Sends Hubble, Comments on Grade

Alex Megos, 22, is one of the world’s strongest climbers and he recently sent the Ben Moon test-piece Hubble at Raven Tor. The 1990 climb was first graded 5.14c and was repeated four times […]


Sonnie Trotter’s 2016 Canadian Slide Show Tour

June 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Events, International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Sonnie Trotter’s 2016 Canadian Slide Show Tour

Sonnie Trotter is one of North America’s leading climbers and he has announced a slide show tour that will visit eight Canadian towns and cities between June 6 and June 23. “I’ll be talking about […]


Basecamp Podcast Discussion with Lydia Bradey, Everest and Yosemite Legend

May 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Basecamp Podcast Discussion with Lydia Bradey, Everest and Yosemite Legend

Lydia Bradey is now known as the first woman to summit Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen. She grew up in New Zealand with her mother who struggled financially. As a teenager, she took up […]


Ueli Steck and David Goettler on Shishapangma, Bad Weather and Climbing

May 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Ueli Steck and David Goettler on Shishapangma, Bad Weather and Climbing

At the end of April, Ueli Steck and David Goettler arrived in Nepal to open a new route on Shishapangma’s south face. During the first two weeks, they acclimatized in Khumbu Valley. They managed travelled […]


Adam Ondra Repeats Geocache 5.15a in One Day

May 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Adam Ondra Repeats Geocache 5.15a in One Day

Adam Ondra has sent Alex Megos’ Geocache 5.15a in Frankenjura in only one day compared to the six Megos needed. Ondra wrote the following after his send, “Almost did it in a couple of tries […]


Cory Richards Snapchats His Way to Everest Summit, Leaving O2 Behind

May 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Cory Richards Snapchats His Way to Everest Summit, Leaving O2 Behind

Cory Richards, adventure photojournalist and high-altitude Snapchatter, has reached the summit of Everest from the north. His partner in crime for the ascent, Adrian Ballinger, turned around before the summit. Richards shared his climb […]