Watch Anak Verhoeven’s Big Send of France 5.14

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

Belgium crusher Anak Verhoeven recently sent Bronx 5.14c at Orgon, France. The famous route was once considered the most difficult in the world after its first ascent by Francois Petit in 1994. At 19, Verhoeven […]


The Enchanting Triple in the Stuart Range

April 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on The Enchanting Triple in the Stuart Range

The Enchanting Triple documents a climbing journey through the Stuart Range, a jagged collection of peaks in the center of Washington state. A decade of dedication to these mountains laid the groundwork for this […]


Watch a Send of a West Coast Roof Crack

April 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch a Send of a West Coast Roof Crack

Watch Stu Smith make an ascent of Whistler 500, a stunning 5.12b roof crack near Whistler. The steep route is 10 kilometres south of Whistler Village on the west side of the highway. Will […]


New West Coast 5.13 Roof Crack is Commence the Hate

April 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New West Coast 5.13 Roof Crack is Commence the Hate

Squamish-based Stu Smith has established Commence the Hate, a new 5.13a roof crack he compared to Zombie Roof 5.12. The hard new route is found at Hunter Creek, which is a popular area for bouldering. […]


New Route at Squamish’s Smoke Bluffs

April 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on New Route at Squamish’s Smoke Bluffs

Eric Tran has climbed a new 5.10 bolted slab at the popular Burgers and Fries wall at the Smoke Bluffs in Squamish. The route climbs left of the classic Pink Panther 5.11c and does […]


Watch Chris Sharma on Futuristic Old School

April 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Chris Sharma on Futuristic Old School

Chris Sharma and his mentor Marc Le Menestrel bolted a “beautiful and savage route in La Cova de l’Ocell called El Hombre Que No Ama” in 2015. As Sharma states, “It’s a cool mix […]


Watch Barbara Zangerl Send Prinzip Hoffnung

April 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Watch Barbara Zangerl Send Prinzip Hoffnung

Watch Barbara Zangerl send the classic trad route Prinzip Hoffnung 5.14a in Bürser Platte, Austria. Barbara “Babsi” Zangerl made the third ascent of the hard Prinzip Hoffnung in 2014. At the time, she was 25 […]