Watch Film about Riders on the Storm: Big Patagonia Route that Almost Went Free

May 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

On February 6, top free climbers Ines Papert and Mayan Smith-Gobat summited Torres Central, in Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. They climbed the big east face. 25 years after the first ascent, […]


Dan Beland Sends Supermanboy 5.14c on West Coast

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

In the summer of 2015, Dan Beland sent Revival 5.14b on the Big Show in Cheakamus Canyon north of Squamish. After he clipped the chains on Revival, he wrote on Sendage.com, “So awesome! Despite […]


Alberta’s Andrew Funk and Matt Hendsbee Send in Joe’s Valley

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

Andrew Funk and Matt Hendsbee are celebrated comp climbers from Alberta who have been putting their skills to work in Joe’s Valley over the past week. The biggest crux of the trip was the weather, […]


Emily Harrington on Training and Mountain Life

May 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Emily Harrington lives and trains to become the best all around mountain athlete she can at her home in Tahoe, California. With some help from her friends, she keeps her routines diverse and fun […]


Basecamp Podcast Discussion with David Lama

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

David Lama is currently one of the world’s leading alpine free climbers, but like many of today’s top senders he started in a gym. In 2004 and 2005, he was the Youth World Champion. […]


A Big New Route on West Coast’s Kings Peak

May 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Ryan Van Horne and Marie-Lou Piché climbed a new 500-metre 5.9 up Kings Peak on Vancouver Island. The new route climbs one of the many southeast buttresses before it joins the East Couloir and East […]


Strong Brits Repeat Hard Yosemite Route El Nino

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

British climbers Robbie Phillips and Jacob Cook have both sent El Nino 5.13c on El Cap in Yosemite. “This doesn’t just count as another big rock climb for me to tick of the list, […]