Adam Ondra Onsights 5.14b and Talks the Language of Chalk

April 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Watch Adam Ondra onsight Masters of the Universe 5.14b in Frankenjura. He also chats about the process of onsighting and how chalk on the rock can tell you everything you need to know about […]


Adam Ondra Sends New Queen Line and Arco’s First 5.15b

April 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Adam Ondra has made the first ascent of Queen Line in Arco, the area’s first 5.15b. The route was bolted by Mauro Mabboni and Ondra first attempted it a few years ago. After the […]


Eastern Canada Setter Paul Denzler Sends First V12

April 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, East, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Paul Denzler is the head route setter at Seven Bays Bouldering in Nova Scotia and has recently ticked his first V12 called Grizzly. The granite problem climbs up a steep wall with reachy slopers […]


Short Film on Katie Lambert Training for Hard Climbs in Slovenia

April 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Ben Ditto documents Katie Lambert training for hard routes in Slovenia. “With the hope of pushing her sport-climbing limits in Slovenia, Katie Lambert spends a winter training – devoting all of her time and […]


Updated: New Stanley Headwall Route is Cosmik Debris Next to Nemesis

April 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Jon Walsh needed three attempts to complete his new route Cosmik Debris on the Stanley Headwall. His first visit was last October with Michelle Kadatz and his second was this March with Ross Suchy. […]


Alizée Dufraisse Sends Estado Critico 5.14d in Siurana

April 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

French climber Alizée Dufraisse has made the first female ascent of Estado Critico 5.14d in Siurana, Spain. On her blog, she wrote, “I finally could achieve one of the nicest routes I’ve worked on, […]


Another New 5.11 at Sunshine Rock Near Banff

April 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Another New 5.11 at Sunshine Rock Near Banff

Sunshine Rock near Banff has become one of the more popular crags in the Rockies. The approach takes only a minute and the climbs are well bolted on solid rock. Over the past few […]