Jakob Kronberger is 16 and Bags Second New 5.14d

March 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

At only 16 year old, Jakob Kronberger has made his way to international headlines with his second first ascent of a 5.14d. The young Austrian made the first ascent of Die Rechte Hand last […]


Watch Longtime Climber Frank Sanders’ Devils Tower Story

March 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Frank Sanders first saw Devils Tower in Wyoming in the sudden flash of a lightning strike. It sent a wave of anxiety through him and the next day he climbed it for his first […]


Watch a Send of Splitter Exasperator 5.10 in Squamish

March 12th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

Crosby Johnston talks about one of his favourite Squamish routes, the popular Exasperator 5.10c. It climbs two pitches up a splitter crack at the base of the Grand Wall for 45 metres. It was […]


Watch Film of First Ice Climb up Squamish Chief

March 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Film of First Ice Climb up Squamish Chief

Earlier this winter, Jia Condon, Paul McSorley, Jason Kruk and Tony Richardson made the first ascent of Ultimate Ultimate Everything. Their winter variation to the popular 5.10 summer route Ultimate Everything was climbed a […]


Michaela Kiersch Sends Three 5.14c Routes in Almost a Week

March 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Michaela Kiersch Sends Three 5.14c Routes in Almost a Week

Michaela Kiersch has sent her third 5.14c in just over a week with her tick of Fifty Words for Pump at Red River Gorge. Previously, she sent Southern Smoke and 24 Karats at RRG. […]


Luka Lindič and Ines Papert Climb North Face of Grandes Jorasses

March 5th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Luka Lindič and Ines Papert Climb North Face of Grandes Jorasses

Luka Lindič and Ines Papert climbed a winter variation on the North Face of the Grandes Jorasses near Mont Blanc in France. They linked No Siesta with The Bonatti/Vaucher over three days in February. […]


Watch Ice Climbing in Norway’s Popular Rjukan

March 5th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Ice Climbing in Norway’s Popular Rjukan

Rjukan is an ice climbing destination in Norway that is popular with climbers and has a story all of its own. Built on water, the town has capitalized on its natural environment and played […]