Five Hard Sends Across Canada This Week

June 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Five Hard Sends Across Canada This Week

It’s one week until summer and Canadians have been putting in long days at crags and boulder fields across the country. There have been some big sends in the past week or so and […]


Action Directe Gets 19th Send by Stefano Carnati

June 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Action Directe Gets 19th Send by Stefano Carnati

The Italian crusher Stefano Carnati had just turned 18 when he joined the history books by becoming the 19th climber to send Action Directe at Frankenjura. The climb has maintained its status as being […]


Mateusz Haladaj Sends First Ley 5.15

June 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Mateusz Haladaj Sends First Ley 5.15

Polish crusher Mateusz Haladaj repeated Chris Sharma’s First ley 5.15a at Margalef this spring. The route shares the first crux to a small rest  with the popular First round, first minute 5.15b and then heads […]


Marc-Andre Lelcerc and Brette Harrington Solo Colonel Foster’s East Face

June 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | 1 Comment »

Marc-Andre Leclerc and Brette Harrington have made quick work of Mount Colonel Foster, British Columbia’s famous Vancouver Island peak. They hiked in, soloed the 1,200-metre east face via Into the Mystic 5.10a, down climbed […]


Watch Will Mayo on Fourth of July Crack 5.12 in Vedauwoo

June 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Will Mayo on Fourth of July Crack 5.12 in Vedauwoo

The Fourth of July Crack is a sustained and overhanging left-leaning line on the Coke Bottle wall in Central Vedauwoo, Wyoming. It climbs a chimney to hands to fingers and finishes with a short […]


Breaking Pull-Up Records and Epic New Sardinia Cave

June 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | 1 Comment »

The top site 8a.nu has reported that Andrew Shapiro, 17, set three pull-up world records in May. by six hours he managed 3,515 of, by 12 hours he did 5,742 and he continued for […]


Canadian Philip Quade’s Summer 2016 Road Trip: Photo Camp

June 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Canadian Philip Quade’s Summer 2016 Road Trip: Photo Camp

It’d be an understatement to say that Little Cottonwood Canyon left me humbled. It beat my ego up, but it’s an amazing area and I had a great time. The bouldering there is hard […]