Watch First Ascent of 11-Pitch 5.12 on Chinese Puzzle Wall

June 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Freeing the Chinese Puzzle Wall had been attempted in the past, but it took the team of Brette Harrington and Marc-Andre Leclerc to piece a route together in 2016. They called their line Hidden […]


Five Squamish 5.11 Pitches You Should Climb

June 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Squamish is world-class for its long granite routes and hard bouldering so close to the road, but in between the short and the long are test-piece 5.11 cracks. Many climbers can’t line up and […]


Watch Spring 2017 Athabasca North Face Climb

June 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Calixte Leblanc is part of Front Range Films and he recently made a short video about an ascent he was part of up the North Face of Mount Athabasca. This route is an old […]


Top Canadians Comment on Honnold’s El Cap Free-Solo

June 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Top Canadians Comment on Honnold’s El Cap Free-Solo

Alex Honnold’s first free-solo of El Capitan in Yosemite via Freerider is being hailed as the most important free-solo ever. Even The New Yorker has gotten in on the action with an article titled […]


Dani Fuertes Sends 15-Year Project in Spain

June 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Dani Fuertes Sends 15-Year Project in Spain

Dani Fuertes has made the first ascent of No Pain No Gain, a new 5.15a in Rodellar, Spain. The climbing site 8a.nu reported that the 40-metre route has a 30-metre roof and has been […]


Watch Stefano Ghisolfi Send First Round, First Minute 5.15

June 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Stefano Ghisolfi Send First Round, First Minute 5.15

Watch Stefano Ghisholfi make the fourth ascent of Chris Sharma’s 5.15 First Round, First Minute in Margalef, Spain, back in January. This is his second 5.15b after establishing Italy’s first, Lapsus, in 2015.


Watch Luke Zimmerman Send Many-Move Squamish V12

June 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch Luke Zimmerman Send Many-Move Squamish V12

Something Wicked This Way Comes is a 30-move intricate roof problem found at Gibbs Cave in Squamish. Watch Luke Zimmerman piece it together below. He noted after on his Instagram, “So psyched to climb […]