Five Big Unrepeated Canadian Rockies Aid Routes

June 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Five Big Unrepeated Canadian Rockies Aid Routes

Aid climbing in the Rockies is not like aid climbing in Squamish or Yosemite. Inching up limestone walls requires different skills than inching up granite ones. Some of the following routes are over 20 […]


Watch Matt Bush Solo Big 5.11b in South Africa

June 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Matt Bush Solo Big 5.11b in South Africa

Matt Bush is a South African climber who has free soloed routes up to 5.13d far above the ground. In the below video, Bush solos Casualties of War 5.11b on Pearl Mountain, one of […]


Watch First Ascent of Monster New Dolomite Line

June 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch First Ascent of Monster New Dolomite Line

The Dolomites have a number of classic routes that date back over 150 years, but there seems to still be room for new lines. Ricordi nebbiosi is an 1,170-metre climb up Cima della Busazza […]


Sharma Calls on Ondra/Megos For Epic Spain Line

June 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Sharma Calls on Ondra/Megos For Epic Spain Line

While Adam Ondra works on his Project Hard, what he says will be 5.15d in Norway, Chris Sharma has bolted another burly route. Next to his El Bon Combat 5.15b/c in Cova De l’Ocell […]


Study Finds Bouldering Reduces Depression

May 31st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Routes | Comments Off on Study Finds Bouldering Reduces Depression

Eva-Maria Stelzer of the University of Arizona in Tucson co-led a team that studied effects of bouldering on adults suffering from depression. They presented their findings at the 29th Association for Psychological Science Annual […]


Canadians Sending 5.14 at Maple in Utah

May 31st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Canadians Sending 5.14 at Maple in Utah

Canadians Graham McGrenere and Dan Beland are down in Utah’s Maple Canyon continuing their 2017 season of sending. McGrenere and Beland both took down Def Con 1 5.14a, with McGrenere writing on Sendage.com, “Surprise […]


Chamonix Aiguille du Midi Gets New Route Red Devils

May 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Chamonix Aiguille du Midi Gets New Route Red Devils

Strong climbers Jeff Mercier, David Autheman, Geremy Rakowski and Lucien Boucansaud climbed a new route up the northwest face of Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix called Red Devils. According to PlanetMountina.com, the route took […]