The North Face Rock Trip to Shikoku with Akiyo Noguchi

May 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, International, Routes, Video | Comments Off on The North Face Rock Trip to Shikoku with Akiyo Noguchi

Akiyo Noguchi is joined by Toru Nakajima and Tomoa Narasaki on a trip to the remote Shikoku. Together, they discover a side of Japan few know about as they climb hard problems in a […]


Watch Alex Puccio’s Road to Recovery After Knee Injury

May 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | 1 Comment »

In 2015, top American climber Alex Puccio injured her knee during the IFSC Bouldering World Cup in Colorado. After tearing her meniscus, ACL and MCL, she began rehab and shared her story of recovery. […]


Watch the First Ascent of New 5.14d/15a in Poland

May 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch the First Ascent of New 5.14d/15a in Poland

This week, Piotrek Schab sent what might be the hardest route in Poland with his send of Stal Mielec 5.14d/15a. Here is the last crux after climbing over 50 moves up the Mamutowa Cave […]


Nancy Hansen’s Awesome Trip to Southeast Asia for Sport Climbing and Travel

May 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Nancy Hansen’s Awesome Trip to Southeast Asia for Sport Climbing and Travel

This past winter, Ralf Dujmovits and I enjoyed a sport climbing and travelling trip to Southeast Asia for two months. With the exception of the last five days, we climbed only at lesser known […]


Sherpas First to Summit Everest in Three Years, Rescues and Death on Makalu

May 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Sherpas First to Summit Everest in Three Years, Rescues and Death on Makalu

Nine Sherpas are first climbers to stand on Mount Everest in three years were. They were in charge of fixing ropes and were led by a Nepali Sherpa. They are the first climbers to reach […]


Watch a Squamish Send of Classic West Coast V10

May 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, News, Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch a Squamish Send of Classic West Coast V10

The Reckoning Stand is a difficult V10 in the North Wall Boulders that has received a number of ascents this year, including by Jamie Finlayson and Daniel Gomez. In this video, strong coast climber Danny Martin, […]


New Skyline Traverse on Vancouver Island’s Mariner Mountain

May 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Skyline Traverse on Vancouver Island’s Mariner Mountain

Danny O’Farrell is a biologist who lives in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. For the past few months, he has been doing research for the Ahousaht First Nations Fisheries department at the head of Bedwell Sound. […]