Throwback Thursday: Waddington First Ascent One Year Ago Today

August 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

On Aug. 18, 2015, Paul McSorley, Mayan Smith-Gobat and Ines Papert climbed a new mixed route up the aesthetic Southwest Buttress of Mount Waddington’s northwest summit in B.C. The new 800-metre 20-pitch route goes […]


Nick Elson Sets Grand Traverse Record in Wyoming

August 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

The first ascent of the Grand Traverse from south to north was by Allen Steck, Dick Long and John Evans in 1963 in just over 21 hours. Over the year, the north to south […]


Alex Megos Flashes The Path 5.14R at Lake Louise

August 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Alex Megos didn’t climb on Saturday, he rested to prepare for his project at Ravens Crag the following day. On Sunday, Megos sent Fightclub 5.15b, Canada’s first 5.15. The next morning, he headed back […]


Laura Rogora Sends Legendary Wallstreet 5.14b in Frankenjura

August 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Laura Rogora recently sent Wallstreet in the famous Frankenjura of Germany. It was the first 5.14b ever climbed and it was sent in 1987 by Wolfgang Güllich. In 2014, Mélissa Le Nevé from France […]


New Hard 5.13 Crack by Tom Randall in Italy

August 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Tom Randall made the first ascent of La Cadenza di Amore 5.13c at Cadarese, Italy. The gneiss rock provided a splitter crack above a line of bolts for Randall to battle his way up. […]


Margo Hayes Makes History with Bad Girls Club 5.14d Send

August 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Margo Hayes sent the 2001 route Bad Girls Club 5.14d at Rifle. It is the hardest send by an American woman in America. Sasha DiGiulian sent Pure Imagination at Red River Gorge, which was […]


Andrew Funk Sends New Rockies 5.13

August 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Andrew Funk has been putting his strong comp strength to the test the past year with a focus on hard sport routes. On the same day Alex Megos was climbing Canada’s first 5.15 at […]