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 | Comments Off on Alizée Dufraisse Sends Estado Critico 5.14d in Siurana

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 […]


Jon Siegrist Sends Pachamama 5.15a in Oliana

April 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Jon Siegrist Sends Pachamama 5.15a in Oliana

It has been a busy few months in Spain with countless big sends going down of hard 5.14 and 5.15 lines. American Jon Siegrist has joined in with his headline-making-send of Pachamam 5.15a in […]


Watch First Free Ascent of Sentinel West Face in Yosemite

April 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch First Free Ascent of Sentinel West Face in Yosemite

Watch Kevin Jorgeson and Ben Rueck make the first free ascent of the classic West Face of Sentinel, the third big wall climbed in America back in the 1960s. The route now goes at […]


Big Nova Scotia Ice Siren’s Song Gets Second Ascent

April 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in East, Ice, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Big Nova Scotia Ice Siren’s Song Gets Second Ascent

Earlier this winter, Greg Hughes, Luc Gallant and Michel Martin made the second ascent of the big ice route Siren’s Song WI5 in Nova Scotia. The first ascent of the 85-metre line was back […]


Peter Habeler is 74 and Climbs Eiger North Face

April 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Peter Habeler is 74 and Climbs Eiger North Face

Austrian climber Peter Habeler is a 74-year-old legend who just made another ascent up the north face of the Eiger, this time with David Lama. Back in 1974, Habeler and Reinhold Messner made the […]