Nalle Hukkataival Sends Dragon’s Guardian in South Africa

July 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Nalle Hukkataival made the second ascent of Paul Robinson’s Dragon’s Guardian at Cederberg in South Africa less than two weeks after the first ascent. Robinson graded the problem V15 and Hukkataival was quick to […]


Canadian Rockies: 100th Anniversary of Mount Louis’ First Ascent

July 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

The first ascent of Mount Louis in Banff National Park was on July 19, 2016, by Conrad Kain and A.H. MacCarthy. Over the past 100 years, there have been over 20 ways climbed to […]


Philip Quade’s Road Trip Update and Historic V11 Send in Calabogie

July 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

It was good to get home for a few days between long hauls on the road. I had two days of developing and climbing on my boulders in Quadeville, Ont., and a third day […]


Jon Siegrist Repeats Squamish 5.14 for Third Ascent

July 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Crusher Jon Siegrist recently visited Squamish for the Arc’teryx Climbign Academy. Before teaching a lengthy strength clinic to a few dozen keen climbers, he sessioned at Paradise Valley with local sender Tom Wright. The […]


Chris Sharma and Klemen Becan Mega 5.14d Project: Episode III

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

Watch the third video of Chris Sharma and Klemen Becan on what will become a 250-metre 5.14d, one of the hardest anywhere. “This is one of the most impressive lines I’ve ever put up […]


Seb Bouin Repeats Flatanger 5.15 and Downgrades to 5.14d

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

Seb Bouin has repeated Thor’s Hammer in Flatnager, Norway. The popular line was one of the most-climbed 5.15as at the steep crag. After Bouin’s ascent, which took five days, he downgraded it to 5.14d […]


Watch Daniel Jung Send La Rambla 5.15a

July 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Watch crusher Daniel Jung send La Rambla in Siurana, Spain. Read about his send here.