Wings of Desire Send in Skaha Captured by Drone

June 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Routes, Video, West Coast | No Comments »

Wings of Desire is one of Canada’s classic 5.11 single-pitch sport routes. Found on the Great White wall in Skaha, you’ll have to get in line on weekends for a chance to send it. […]


Mount Whitney Gets New Big 5.11 Called Inyo Face

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

Mount Whitney is 4,421 metres, which makes it the highest mountain in the Lower 48. It was first climbed on Aug. 18, 1873 by Charles Begole, Albert Johnson and John Luca. This past week, […]


The Climbing Life and Learning from 1975

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

In 1975 the best rock climbers in North America were just starting to break into the 5.12 grade. That level of difficulty may not seem like a big deal today, especially at sport crags, but when you strip out the astonishing material and innovative changes to climbing gear, shoes, and training since then, 5.12 had sharper teeth than it may seem.





Yamabushi is Yamnuska’s Big 5.12 Sport Route

June 20th, 2016 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

In about 1999, Raphael Slawinski and Will Gadd started work on a new line on the last major buttress of Yamnuska without a route on it. It took 11 more trips up on the wall, […]


Scott Bennett and Brad Gobright’s El Cap One-Day Triple-Link

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

Brad Gobright and Scott Bennett have linked three hard routes on El Cap in 23 hours and 10 minutes. They started on The Zodiac 5.7 A2 or 5.13c at 2 p.m. and then climbed […]


New Rockies’ Crag is Hungry Tiger Wall in Echo Canyon

June 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Echo Canyon has been a go-to location for sport climbers over the past decade. It rises above Canmore on the south face of Grotto Mountain. With hundreds of routes on a dozen crags, it […]


Watch Will Mayo Send World’s First 5.12b Fish Crack in Yosemite

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

Fish Crack is in the Lower Cascade Left Area in Lower Yosemite.. The route was first climbed by Henry Barber in 1975 and was the world’s first 5.12b. As Will Mayo discovers, it’s one […]